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Twin toddlers drown as Alzheimer’s-afflicted grandmother leaves door ajar – may they rest in peace

A devastating tragedy struck a family in Oklahoma City, resulting in the loss of twin toddlers, a boy and a girl, aged 18 months. The heart-wrenching incident unfolded when their great-grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, inadvertently left the back door to their home open.

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Jenny Callazzo, a stay-at-home mother and boutique owner, made the horrifying discovery of her children, Locklyn and Loreli, unconscious at the bottom of their pool. Despite immediate efforts, both toddlers were pronounced dead two hours later.

The family, including Callazzo’s grandmother, six children, and husband Sonny, resides in a $565,000 home where the tragic accident occurred. Sonny, a 42-year-old marketing executive, was also present during the incident.

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Initial investigations suggest no foul play in the toddlers’ deaths. Local media captured aerial shots revealing a pool covered in green algae, believed to be the scene of the drowning. Just days before the tragedy, Callazzo had shared a picture of her toddlers playing outside.

Neighbors recall witnessing Callazzo’s anguish as she stood by an EMS vehicle, where emergency workers tried to revive her children. In response to the family’s immense financial burden, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched to cover medical and end-of-life expenses.

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Laura Gamino, an injury prevention coordinator at OU Health, emphasizes the dangers of water for young children, urging parents to install secure fencing around pools. She underscores the silent and sudden nature of drowning, emphasizing the need for vigilance.

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This heartbreaking story serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of water safety for young children. As the family grapples with their unimaginable loss, our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

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