3 missing boys' mother makes plea for their return

The mother of three young Michigan boys who've been missing since last being seen with their father on Thanksgiving is making a fresh plea for their return.

Tanya Skelton of Morenci told reporters Monday that she was appealing to "bring them home." The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports she reiterated a statement made last week that she believes her sons are alive.

The boys' father was arrested Nov. 30 on parental kidnapping charges. John Skelton said at a court hearing he gave his sons to someone from an "organization."

Tanya Skelton says the first she heard of the claim was last week.

Police have said they don't expect a "positive outcome." Nine-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton were last seen in Morenci, about 70 miles southwest of Detroit.