(MORENCI, Mich.) -- Police in southern Michigan say three missing boys may be in extreme danger after their father attempted suicide. The boys haven't been seen since before they were supposed to be dropped off at their mother's home Friday afternoon. The father apparently claimed he left them with a woman he met over the internet, named Joann Taylor. He said he didn't want them in the house when he hanged himself. Authorities have not been able to locate Taylor or the silver van she is supposed to have been driving.
John Skelton, 39, of Morenci, Mich., is being treated for "mental health issues" at an Ohio hospital. Authorities issued an Amber Alert for his sons, who are 5, 7 and 9 years old. Their names are Andrew, Alexander and Tanner. Skelton has not been named as a suspect in the boys' disappearance but police say he has not been ruled out either. Skelton is separated from the boy's mother.
He told authorities he had an online relationship with Taylor and that she lives in either Hillsdale or Jackson County but authorities haven't been able to confirm a woman by that name even exists.
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