Wednesday, November 15, 2023

238. Two Hours and Seventeen Minutes: The Skelton Brothers

 It's a typical situation across America, in hundreds of towns and thousands of homes. As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, a recently separated couple hashed out the details of which parent would get the kids on what day and at what times. For now, Tanya Skelton had full custody of the children she shared with John Russell Skelton. Still, Tanya felt that their three sons, Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner, should get to spend part of the holiday with their father, so she allowed them to spend Thanksgiving Day with him. The boys were to be returned to her at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon on the following day, Black Friday, but they didn't come home.

For Tanya and the tiny town of Morenci, Michigan, Friday the 26th of November 2010 would turn out to be the blackest of all Black Fridays.

Join Cam and Jen as they discuss "Two Hours and Seventeen Minutes: The Skelton Brothers."

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Thank you to our team:
Written and researched by Lauretta Allen
Listener Discretion by Edward October from
Executive Producer Nico Vitesse of

Be sure to listen to the long-form podcast on the Skelton Brothers called
Shattered: Black Friday. It's really well done, and where we found most of the information for this episode. I think you'll really like it.


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