Tulsa police released a new image of two toddlers walking alone down a street, shot two hours after security footage showed the missing children with their mother at a convenience story on Friday morning.
The new image comes from a security camera at The Shoreline Apartments complex, where Donisha Willis — the mother of Miracle Cook, 2, and her brother Tony Crook, 1 — lives.
On Sunday, police arrested Willis for child endangerment and assaulting an officer. She has been uncooperative throughout the investigation, Tulsa police said.
We are still out looking for leads in the area. We did find the children on a surveillance camera in the apartment…
According to Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin, officers found Willis passed out on her couch, with her front door open. When they questioned her about the children’s whereabouts, she became abusive toward the officers and said she “didn’t care,” KJRH reported.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police sent dive teams to search ponds in areas close to a nearby apartment complex. Police said they have some evidence that indicates the toddlers could have gone into the water. They’re now asking residents around the area to check inside their cars for the children.
Authorities are also stopping every vehicle coming and going from both The Shoreline Apartments complex and the Lakeside Place apartment complex in Tulsa. They’re searching the vehicles and individual apartments in the complexes.
HAPPENING NOW: Tulsa Police Department officers are checking the inside of cars and trunks coming and going from Shorline and Lakeside apartments off of 21st. This is part of the search for missing toddlers Tony and Miracle Crook, who went missing from the area on Friday morning. Officers tell me they are only asking, not demanding the searches. KOTV – News On 6
Posted by Amelia Mugavero News On 6 on Monday, May 25, 2020
“There’s only two things that 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,” Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said.
“We are at our wit’s end trying to find these children. The possibility exists that these children are harmed.”
A neighbor who knows Willis told News 6 that the woman had been acting strange over the weekend.
“She was walking down that way in the street with her shirt on. She was sweating really hard and I was just kind of worried that I didn’t see her kids,” Shamon Armstrong said. “Normally, I would see her with the kids every day … I saw her about 8:30 Friday night and she seemed angry and not herself.”
Meanwhile, Tulsa police responded to the public after numerous inquiries about an AMBER Alert and why it wasn’t issued for the children.
“We understand and appreciate everyone’s opinion on this matter and questions about why it does not qualify for an Amber Alert,” the Tulsa Police Department wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. “However, we do not set the regulations for the criteria necessary to initiate an Amber Alert and because of that we can’t trigger the nationwide system at this time.”
Police said 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/Police Handout]