Tanner Skelton

“We’ve been visited by darkness here and we don’t understand it,” Donna Galloway, pastor of the Morenci United Methodist Church, is reported as saying. John and his boys: Alexander, Andrew and Tanner are reportedly members there.

The three boys were last seen on Thanksgiving at their father’s Michigan home. Morenci is 97.00% white and only 0.13% African American.

Dad reportedly told police he gave his sons to a woman he met online so they wouldn’t witness a suicide he’d planned, but police said they found no evidence that woman actually exists. The 39-year-old father is now in custody while the boys are still missing.