MSP looking at MT remains in Skelton case

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MI police are looking into the possibility the remains of three children found in Montana in September could be linked to the disappearance of three MI brothers in 2010.

Missoula police confirm that MI state police contacted them Thursday morning inquiring about the case of children's remains found. That's when the cleaning crew found a box in a shed on the property that contained what was suspected human remains.

According to MTN News, a cleaning crew discovered the remains in September.

Police officials say they are working with the Montana State Crime Lab and other agencies on the case.

Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton were 9, 7 and 5 years old when they last were seen the day after Thanksgiving in 2010.

The case galvanized the community for years, as the boys' mother, Tanya Zuvers, remained committed to keeping their memories and the case alive. 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 siblings.

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The remains have been sent to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System for additional testing, according to the report from Montana. A University of Montana anthropology professor also determined they were "likely modern and not archaeological".

Missoula police also disclosed December 13 that they're seeking a former tenant of the property as part of their investigation.

In 2011, Skelton pleaded no contest after being charged in their disappearance. Police believe he killed the children because of a nasty custody fight.

Skelton was supposed to bring the children back after a visit but never did.

Brewer hopes to know more within the next few days, saying this case has been on everyone's minds since they went missing. Seven years later, their photos continue to hang from storefronts and auto windows.

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