TULSA, Okla. — The search for two missing Tulsa toddlers came to an end Wednesday night.
Thursday night, family and friends came together to release balloons in memory of Miracle and Tony Crook.
Part of the group was their father, Tony Crook, Sr. Crook was in jail when his children went missing, and has a message for them.
“I should’ve been here," he said. "That’s what I’d say. I wish I’d been here, baby. I’m sorry, baby. That’s what I would say to my baby. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.”
As the children's mother, Donisha Willis, faces child neglect charges, one of the big questions from the incident is why there was no gate preventing Miracle and Tony from going down the stairs to Mingo Creek on Friday. So, community members came together Thursday to put one in themselves.
“The community did what the owner should’ve did," Crook, Sr. said. "Which was make sure that these kids was safe. That’s what the community did. But the owners should’ve did that.”
Now, Miracle and Tony’s family is getting ready to say goodbye, though they’ll never forget them.
“I say it again, be my baby’s voice man," Crook, Sr. said. "It’s tragedy that struck. I hate that it happened to me and my family, but we gonna deal with it and we gonna get through it together as a family.”
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