TULSA, Okla. - A search for two missing toddlers in Tulsa is suspended but will resume the morning of May 27.
Tulsa’s police chief said the search became a recovery mission after finding surveillance video of the toddlers.
After days of knocking on doors at Shoreline Apartments, checking cars, and empty building around the complex, Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said their focus was moved to Mingo Creek.
“We are looking at a recovery effort at this point. We are fairly confident that there is no other place for them to have come back up and been able to survive,” Franklin said.
The update shocked some people in the community who had spent days searching for the children on their own. Pastor Emanuel Collier from First Baptist Mohawk Church said he was called to the scene by one of the search parties to come and pray.
"My hope and prayers are for the family that would bring them much comfort, for the community that God would grant us all comfort,” Collier said.
Franklin said the children’s mother, who doesn’t have custody of the, was with them before they disappeared but was found passed out on a couch in their apartment.
Police said she refused to help officers and said the children don’t matter to her.