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Two children found wandering streets in northwest Tulsa Monday morning

Posted at 9:15 AM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 18:19:57-04

TULSA - Two toddlers that were found wandering the streets of north Tulsa in the rain early Monday morning are now in the custody of Department of Human Services.

At about 4:30 Monday morning, Tulsa Police said two different people found the boys, ages two and four, wandering alone in the rain. Investigators said they found one of the boys on the southbound ramp of the highway by Pine. They said about a quarter mile down, another person found his brother near Boston and Pine.

Resident Raynard Blackmon said he can’t believe a parent wouldn’t know if their two small children got out of the house in the middle of the night.

“It’s a sad situation I don’t know how someone’s kid could get out the house.”

“I just had a new grandchild myself, my first and I couldn’t imagine that happening to my own,” said Blackmon.

“Thank the Lord for the good Samaritans who stopped and cared enough to be concerned of what needs to happen with these children,” said Tulsa Native Ramona Stafford.

Investigators said the boys only had on tank tops, shorts and were wearing soiled diapers. They said it wasn’t until three hours later when the boys mother finally called police.

“It’s really concerning, knowing what state of mind the parents are in,” said Stafford.

Police said the boys are now in DHS custody. Blackmon said he just hopes they can get the care they need.

“For the kids sake, I would just like them to be put in a safe environment, a loving environment, they deserve that,” said Blackmon.

Investigators told 2 Works For You that they plan on interviewing the mother and her four year-old son on Tuesday morning. They said after that, they’ll know what kind of charges she could be facing. 

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