• Police investigating parents after child found alone in northwest Tulsa

    By: Sara Whaley , Ryan Love

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    TULSA, Okla. - Police are investigating after finding the parents of a toddler found alone in northwest Tulsa Saturday night.

    Tulsa police say officers were called to the QuikTrip near Katy Trail and Gilcrease Museum Road around 7:30 p.m.

    Officers say a person found a two-year-old boy alone wandering the Katy Trail and called police to the gas station.

    The boy was found with no shoes or shirt but police say he appeared to be in good health. Police released a picture of the boy to help track down the parents around 9 p.m.

    FOX23 sent a Breaking News alert when police released a picture of the boy. DOWNLOAD the free FOX23 News App to receive alerts about news in your area.

    Police worked until 1:30 Sunday morning before finding the boy's parents.

    The father told officers when he called Sunday morning that the family car broke down on Highway 412 near 65th West Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

    He told police he left to get water for the car's radiator and when he came back his wife and child were gone.

    The boy was found five hours later.

    One witness told police he saw the mother and child together at one point then later saw the mother running in the opposite direction alone.

    The boy remains in DHS custody pending further investigation.

    Police say the mother could be facing charges including child neglect and abandonment. No charges have been brought up toward the father at this time.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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