5-Year-Old Girl Found Wandering Through OKC Streets Reunited With Family


Monday, March 21st 2016, 6:34 am
By: News 9


A child found wandering in northwest Oklahoma City, in near freezing temperatures is now reunited with her mother.

Tanya Kyker said her friend was babysitting her 5-year-old daughter Averill at the Foxcroft Apartments on N.W. 16th, while Kyker went out for the evening. According to Kyker it was at 2 a.m. she was told her daughter was gone.

Kyker was walking around the complex looking for her. She later went to the 7-Eleven at N.W. 16th and Rockwell and approached news vehicles. A News 9 crew contacted Oklahoma City police.

It was around 2:30 a.m. police received a call from a woman who saw the girl with no shoes wearing a nightgown and jacket. Temperatures were around 35 degrees. The woman placed the girl in her car and called police. Lt Jeff Spruill said it is unlikely any criminal activity took place and that this is likely a situation where a child wandered during the night and her family did not know she was gone.

While waiting for DHS, the child was seen hugging police officers, drawing pictures and was in good spirits. Kyker said her daughter has autism and is known to sleep walk.