Tulsa Police Chief: Search for Missing Kids Now 'Recovery Effort'

May 27, 2020

The search for two missing toddlers has turned into a recovery effort after newfound video showed Miracle and Tony Crook disappearing into Mingo Creek.
Credit Tulsa Police

Newfound security camera video has changed the search for two toddlers missing from an east Tulsa apartment complex since Friday.

Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said the video, captured on a camera on the west side of the Shoreline Apartments and discovered Tuesday afternoon, shows 3-year-old Miracle and 2-year-old Tony Crook playing in the grass next to Mingo Creek on Friday.

Franklin said the kids then walk down the embankment hand-in-hand and never reappear.

"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.

Wagoner and Muskogee County Emergency Management recovered a child’s body overnight from the Verdigris River. The child has not been identified but police said there’s a possibility it’s Miracle or Tony.

Their mother, Donisha Willis, was arrested on charges of child neglect and assaulting an officer. She did not have custody of the children.