MORENCI, MI (WTOL) - News that the remains of three siblings have been found in a Missoula Montana shed is once again stirring up emotion in the small town of Morenci, MI as they await the results of testing on the remains to see if they belong to the Skelton brothers.
In 2010, the brothers - aged 5, 7 and 9 - went missing after a visit with their father, a day after Thanksgiving.
If they were still with us, Tanner Skelton, the youngest, would be in seventh grade getting ready for Christmas break, Alexander would be in his freshman year of high school and Andrew could be driving by now.
Many of the people in Morenci haven't stopped sending up prayers for the boys in the hope that they will be found alive.
For a week after their disappearance, police and volunteers did an extensive search of the area but were unable to turn anything up.
Police said at the time that they weren't hopeful they would find anything after their conversations with John Skelton.
Shortly thereafter, Skelton was arrested on kidnapping charges.
John Skelton remains in jail in Michigan. His first chance of parole is 2020.