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Children found wandering alone, police discover body in Catoosa home

Posted at 6:40 AM, Apr 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-27 23:41:01-04

CATOOSA, Okla. — Catoosa police and OSBI are investigating a woman's death after children were found roaming alone on Tuesday.

Police say they found the children by themselves and roaming around near the Rolling Hills neighborhood in Catoosa around 6 p.m. They were able to find the kids' home and found a 26-year-old woman dead inside.

At this time, the victim has not been identified and the cause of death is unknown.

OSBI and CPD are currently investigating the situation as a suspicious death.

“I came outside and there was an ambulance and probably four cop cars at the time,” neighbor Carrie Donaldson said.

Donaldson says she spoke to the neighbor who says he found the children Tuesday afternoon. She says the man said he was walking his dog when he found the children a few hundred yards down the street from their home.

“The baby was in the stroller. The older one was pushing the baby in the stroller and they were heading towards the Admiral.”

She says the neighbor said he asked if the children's mother was home. Apparently they responded saying she was asleep and won’t wake up.

Christopher Hans, who lives just next door, has lived in the neighborhood for more than 20 years. He says he and his neighbors are hoping for answers.

“I’ve been thinking about it all day. Just hope and pray for the families and the little girls,” Hans said.

A woman who lives across the street told 2 News she took the children in while police investigated. She says they are now in DHS custody.

This is a developing story. We'll continue to update as we learn more.

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