It’s been more than two weeks since a Tulsa father has seen his son and police considered the child to be missing and endangered.
Khyren Doolin’s dad said this month has been torture for his family and he just wants Khyren to come home.
Christopher Doolin has spent every day since August 1 searching for his son, 5-year-old Khyren Doolin.
The boy has been at the heart of a long, difficult custody battle.
Christopher dropped Khyren off at his mother, Kennetra Wiggins' home for visitation, but Wiggins never returned Khyren.
“She knows she was supposed to return him at a certain time,” Doolin said.
A week after he went missing, an arrest warrant was issued for Wiggins for being in contempt of court, and on Friday, a judge granted Christopher full custody of Khyren. The judge’s order allows law enforcement to return the boy using any reasonable force necessary.
“It’s been torture, everybody’s been losing sleep,” Christopher said.
Christopher said he’s worried about whether his son is being taken care of properly.
“At this point, it’s more about is he being fed, is he being clothed?” Christopher said.
Christopher said his son is chatty, sweet, and vibrant and loves his little sister Khyiah and Christopher’s new fiancée.
“He's great, he's the best, he's full of life, energy, he always has something quick to say,” Christopher said.
Police are asking anybody to with information, no matter how small, to come forward. Police fear the boy may be out of state and plan to submit their investigation to the DA to see if a child stealing charge might be filed.
“My plea is just for him to return safely,” Christopher said.