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Bodies of missing toddlers in Tulsa identified

Posted at 5:33 PM, May 29, 2020

TULSA, Okla. — The bodies of two kids pulled from the water earlier this week are that of the missing children from Tulsa.

“Late last night, we did get DNA analysis back and the DNA analysis does confirm that those are our two children," said Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin.

This news coming after multiple days of searching for three-year-old Miracle and two-year-old Tony Crook.

Their bodies recovered from the water on Tuesday and Wednesday night, with the help of more than a dozen other agencies.

“For us to locate them, I think that was nothing but God intervening and putting us in the right places," said Franklin.

The case is now in the hands of the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.

“Cases which involve the possibility of criminal charges related to a child are necessarily and emotionally charged," said Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler. "That is natural.”

The children’s biological mother, Donisha Willis, who did not have custody, is charged with child endangerment.

Kunzweiler said it’s important for his office to set aside any and all emotions to do the job they were hired to do and focus on the facts and evidence before moving forward with any additional charges.

“The decision to file charges is never taken lightly and it will be no different in this case," Kunzweiler said.

Chief Franklin, with a message to all parents in our community.

“If you have little ones, you go home and you hug them," said Franklin. "You go home and you play ball with them. You do whatever you can to be a good parent.”

“I’m confident that they’re resting in the bosom of the creator, as innocent and as beautiful as when they lived," Kunzweiler said.

He adds they will start this weekend, looking at the several hundred pages of the investigation.

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