Twins aged just 18 months drowned in the pool at the family’s villa after their great-grandmother with Alzheimer’s left the door open.
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Locklin and Lorelei Callazo were found Thursday at the bottom of the murky water at their parents’ $565,000 Oklahoma City home.
Their mother, Jenny Callazzo, 37, was the first to see the children in the pool, and Oklahoma City firefighters saw her performing CPR when they arrived on the scene.
Callazo has six children with her husband Sonny (42), a marketing director, and her grandmother also lived in the house.
A relative of the family claims Jen’s grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, left the back door open, allowing the twins access to the pool. They added: “Pray for the twins’ siblings and all of our family.”
The toddlers were found in the swimming pool of the home in the Cobblestone area around 10.45am and were pronounced dead at 1pm.
Aerial shots of the home show a pool filled with dark green water, apparently the result of thick algae.
Police have launched an investigation into the death, but added that it does not appear to be criminal in nature.
Just days before the tragic incident, the mother posted pictures of the twins outside the property with the caption “I just want to play outside”.
A GoFundMe was set up to help the family with expenses following the toddler’s death and has raised $5,000 so far, with a goal of $7,500.
“These beautiful babies were taken from us far too soon. Anything you can give to help with the costs would be greatly appreciated. We appreciate everyone’s love and support,” reads the description on the GoFundMe page.
The Oklahoma City Fire Department said it is not sure how long the toddlers were in the pool.
Neighbors described seeing the distraught mother get into the back of an ambulance as paramedics struggled to save the toddlers.
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