Michigan police are investigating whether the partial remains of three children found in the shed of a rental home in Missoula, Montana, could belong to brothers missing for almost decade.
Authorities are attempting to determine if the remains, which included fragments of bones and teeth, are those of three brothers who went missing in Michigan in 2010: Alexander, 9, Andrew, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5.
Michigan State Police confirmed Thursday that they are investigating whether the bones that were found in September belong to the siblings.
“MSP investigators are working with Missoula police to determine if there is any connection to Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton who were reported missing from Morenci in Lenawee County the day after Thanksgiving in 2010, the state police said Thursday. “There has been nothing previously reported to police linking the brothers to Montana, and it is not known at this time if the remains are from related
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Friday arrested a North Naples man accused of more than 60 charges related to child pornography.
Kevin John Hawkesworth, 51, faces 53 counts of electronic transmission of child pornography by electronic device and 10 counts of promotion of child pornography, according to a news release by the FDLE.
Hawkesworth was arrested at his home and booked at the Lee County jail.
Agents began their investigation after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children “that an individual was sending videos and images of child pornography to persons via Twitter,” the release states.
At the time, neighbors were confused as to why authorities were swarming the home on Winterview Drive. Law enforcement officers were going door to door asking homeowners alarming questions, such as if there were children in the home.
After a thorough investigation of the electronics, authorities identified Hawkesworth to have allegedly sent child pornography
Update: Law enforcement officers in western Montana have a “person of interest” they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children were found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.
A cleaning crew found the box when a tenant was evicted from the property.
Missoula Police Sgt. Travis Welsh tells the Missoulian the person they want to interview is not a suspect.
Testing determined the ages of the children to be 2-4 years old, 5-8 years old and 6-10 years old. It was unclear when they died.
The remains have been submitted to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Welsh said the agency would try to test the remains for DNA to see if the children are related and if the results match any missing
MICHIGAN – The recent discovery of bones and teeth from three children in Montana raised suspicions that they could be the remains of three brothers who disappeared from southern Michigan in 2010.
Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton of Morenci were in their father John Skelton’s care when they were reported missing over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2010. They were 9, 7 and 5 at the time. A crew that was cleaning a property in Missoula, Mont. in September reportedly discovered bones and teeth in a box. The remains were examined and found to belong to three