The biological mother of two Oklahoma toddlers last seen on Friday has now been taken into custody, NewsOn6 reports on Sunday.
Tulsa police said the mother has been uncooperative in the investigation into the disappearance of Miracle Crook, 2, and Tony Crook, 1.
Authorities posted on social media earlier that the children were last seen by a family member on Thursday, as CrimeOnline previously reported, but on Sunday they released a photo from a convenience store’s security camera, in which they were seen with their mother at about 8:30 a.m. Friday. The biological mother does not have custody of the children.
Police sent dive teams to search ponds in the area where they were last seen. Police said they have some evidence that indicates the toddlers could have gone into the water.
“There’s only two things can happen here. These children are either on someone’s couch, asleep, and the people that they’re with don’t know these children are missing. Or, these children are dead,” a police official told KOCO News 5. “We need to find these children, and every single moment that these children are away leads us to believe the latter. These children cannot survive on their own. There is absolutely no way they could have survived 24 hours out here by themselves. So, we need the public’s help.”
2 year old Miracle and 1 year old Tony Crook were seen on video surveillance Friday morning at an area convenience…
Police also said they are confident the children are not with their biological father or his family.
To report information on the whereabouts of the missing children, call the Tulsa Police Department at 918-596-9222.
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[Feature Photo: Tony and Miracle Crook/Tulsa Police Department]