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Missing Morenci boys receive national coverage

MORENCI, MI (Toledo News Now) -

Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton have been missing for two and a half years. Now, a man who knows what it's like to lose a child to crime is trying to help them.

Tanya Zuvers says the former host of America's Most Wanted is about to feature her sons' case from Morenci, MI on his new program called "John Walsh Investigates."

"[He is] very passionate about finding the boys and getting us the answers we are looking for," Zuvers said.

She says Walsh and his crew were in the area for three days last December, conducting interviews about what happened to her boys. The program will air Wednesday, and she's hoping it speaks to people who know where her sons are.

She says the message she's sending to the people who have her children is to go to a hospital.

"Drop them off a block from the emergency entrance, and say, ‘Go in there and tell them who you are,' and drive away," she said.

Zuvers says the hardest part is wondering if her ex-husband John Skelton did the unthinkable, or:

"If they've been taken care of. If they have a warm bed to sleep in. And do they get three meals a day? Because John Skelton gets all of those."

Skelton said he gave the boys to an underground organization. He's serving a 10-15 year sentence for unlawful imprisonment. Zuvers says she's written him letters and received no response.

"Where are my sons?" she says she would ask him. "Be a man. Quit hiding behind your lies."

She says she believes Skelton had help taking her kids.

The Morenci police chief says he's seen clips of the upcoming show and warns parents there could be some intense information. It airs at 9 p.m. Wednesday on the Lifetime channel.

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