MORENCI, Mich. (WXYZ) - In her first interview since her three young sons went missing on Thanksgiving,Tanya Skelton says prayers, faith and her community are keeping her strong.
“It’s my faith in God. When I’m at my lowest I take out my bible. The word speaks to me and calms me down,” Tanya said.
Tanya says she believes Andrew, Alexander and Tanner are alive. She has this message for them.
“I love you, I miss you and I want you home.” She misses these little boys for the same reason any mom would miss her sons. “Their hugs, their kisses, their smiles. They’re joy of life. They love life. They’re all boy, through and through,” she said.
Tanya has been tormented by her estranged husband John Skelton, who was with the boys on the night of Thanksgiving at his home in Morenci, Michigan. The day after the five, seven and nine-year-old disappeared.
John claims he tried to commit suicide, and that he gave his sons to an acquaintance.
Police say his story is a lie and the whereabouts of Alexander, Andrew and Tanner remain a mystery. John won’t say what he did with them.
We asked Tanya about John, what she would say to him.
“No comment. No comment,” she said.
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John Skelton is being held on 30 million dollars bond at the Lenawee County Jail. He was transported there after waiving an extradition hearing on Tuesday in Lucas County Ohio.
Authorities in Ohio say they did not try to extract the location of Skelton's sons because of his pending extradition.
Skelton will be arraigned in Lenawee County District Court at 1 p.m.
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