May 27, 2020 – Miracle and Tony Crook update from Tulsa Police Department Facebook Page:
On 05-26-2020 Wagoner County E-911 received a report of a possible body in the Verdigris Navigational Channel at Lock and Dam 17 south of Wagoner. Off-duty Wagoner County Deputy Matt Smith was in the area and witnessed what he believed to be a body in the water. Wagoner County Deputies, multiple Fire Departments, and Wagoner County Emergency Management were notified. Wagoner County Emergency Management coordinated with Muskogee County Emergency Management to respond quickly to the scene south of Lock and Dam 17.
Wagoner County Emergency Management recovered one victim from the Verdigris Navigational Channel 50 minutes upon receiving the initial call and stood by for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to complete an investigation. Tulsa Police Responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.
Tulsa Police Department, Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, Wagoner County Emergency Management, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Division, Cherokee Nation Marshall Service, Fort Gibson Fire Department, Muskogee County Emergency Management, Okay Fire Department were all involved in the recovery efforts.
This morning we are continuing the search effort with all the agencies plus Tulsa Fire, Army Corp of Engineers, USAR, Rogers County Sheriff’s Office.
The body removed from the water is that of a young female. The Medical Examiner will work to definitively identify the body. The search area for Miracle and Tony Crook has now dramatically widened.
We understand that everyone wants to help with the search efforts, at this time we would ask that people let the emergency rescue personnel use our considerable resources to search the numerous miles of waterways that is extremely dangerous in many areas.
May 26, 2020 – Miracle and Tony Crook update from Tulsa Police Department Facebook Page:
New video surveillance indicates that the two children were holding hands and disappeared into the creek West of the apartment complex on Friday.
We are now focusing our efforts on this creek.
Miracle Crook, 3 and Tony Crook, 2
Last seen May 22, 2020
TULSA, Okla. — Police are searching for two Oklahoma children who have been missing for days. Officers knocked on doors and stopped drivers at an apartment complex in Tulsa, after sending dive teams into nearby ponds.
Police said 3-year-old Miracle Crook and 2-year-old Tony Crook of Tulsa were last seen Friday, May 22 with their mother, who does not have custody of them. Their aunt is their guardian.
The mother, 24-year-old Donisha Willis, was arrested Friday night and is being held on bond in the Tulsa County jail, according to jail records. She is charged with child neglect and assaulting a police officer.
Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said Willis was not forthcoming with investigators.
Officers completed a grid search of the area Saturday, looking in trash cans and cars. Authorities have also used a dive team to search nearby bodies of water.
Tulsa police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 918-596-9222. You can remain anonymous call Tulsa Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS