A child’s body was found in the Arkansas River near the Grand River (Neosha River) last night at 9:30 p.m., according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The age, gender and race of the child are unknown.
Around 7:40 p.m. last night, a fisherman observed a body floating in the river near lock and dam No. 17. The Okay Fire Department was notified and observed the body as it floated under the Highway 16 bridge.
Wagoner County Emergency Management was able to locate the body near the mouth of the Grand River and made recovery in 10 feet of water. The child was not wearing a personal flotation device.
Two children went missing in Tulsa on Saturday. Miracle Lashay Crook, 2, and Tony Demone Crook, 1, were last seen by their mother Donisha Willis on Thursday in the area of 2200 S 96th E Ave, police said.
The toddlers disappeared around Mingo Creek, which eventually feeds into the Verdigris River, a tributary of the Arkansas River west of the Grand River. Tulsa police have said they are interested in whether this body may be one of the toddlers.
Willis is now booked in the Tulsa County jail for child endangerment.
UPDATE: Tulsa Police have identified the body as a young female:
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.