Tulsa Police Continue Search For Missing Toddlers

Monday, May 25th 2020, 9:50 pm
By: Erick Payne

TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Police are continuing to search for two toddlers after missing for over three days.

Tulsa Police said they have the most recent picture of 3-year old Miracle Crook and 2-year old Tony Crook. It's from a surveillance camera near their apartment complex near 21st and I-44.

TPD talked to drivers and searched cars and apartments today for several hours.

The family of the two missing kids said tonight they're not giving up hope.

Tulsa Police said they're exhausting all resources in the search to find Miracle and Tony Crook.

The department activated its special response team to ask residents at Shoreline Apartments, and other complexes, for more information.

As they go door-to-door, the family is trying to track down their own leads.

"We're all family you know, we all need to come together and help each other like they're doing," Wanda Crook said.

Wanda Crook said the two children are her great-niece and great-nephew, but she's known as the grandmother.

"I can't hardly rest and sleep," Crook said.

Advocacy groups, and family friends are also joining the search effort. Kimberly Owen is one of the volunteers.

"There's a hundred and one emotions that you feel. I'm a mom of four, so just knowing there's a two-year-old and three-year-old out here in the sprinkling rain, scared, hungry," Owen said.

Owen said they're sharing tips with police, and officers are giving them new information as well.

"We are knocking on every single door, checking every single car, turning over every single leaf and every single bush today very meticulously trying to find any information or the children themselves," TPD Lt. Richard Meulenburg said.

As investigators look into clues, the family and friends said they're clinging to hope that Miracle and Tony Crook are safe.

"There's no telling what they've been through already. We just want to find them safe," Owen said.

Police arrested the children's' biological mother, Donisha Willis. She is accused of child endangerment and assaulting an officer.