Locklin and Lorelei Wii – Bio
Locklin and Lorelei, the twins, a boy and a girl, drowned last week in their family swimming pool when their great-grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s, apparently left a back door open at her Oklahoma City home.
When mom Jenny Callazzo found her 18-month-old children, Locklin and Lorelei, at the bottom of the murky water Thursday morning, they were unconscious. The children were pronounced dead two hours later.
Locklin and Lorelei Age
Locklin and Lorelei was 18 months old.
Grandmother left the back door unlocked
Callazzo, a stay-at-home mom who runs a boutique, lives in the $565,000 home with her grandmother, six children and her husband Sonny, 42, a marketing executive.
A relative told that Jenny’s grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s, left the back door unlocked. The twins apparently ran away from the house and into the pool. Aerial images of the house showed a greenish pool filled with algae-covered water. Police are investigating the deaths but do not believe there was any foul play, the outlet said.
A few days before the accident, Callazzo, 37, posted photos of her twins outside her house with the caption “I just want to play outside.” Neighbors said they saw the distraught mother of the twins climb into the back of an EMS vehicle as paramedics scrambled to save her son.
Help with the expenses will be greatly appreciated
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with expenses. “These beautiful babies were taken from us too soon. Anything you can give to help with the expenses will be greatly appreciated. We appreciate everyone’s love and support,” the post read.
Laura Gamino, trauma injury prevention coordinator at OU Health, told the Mail that she hopes parents realize how deadly water can be to young children. “Anything can happen in an instant,” she warned. “Children are drawn to water and young children will not have the skills to help themselves out of the water. Drowning is very sudden and very quiet.
“Sometimes people have the idea that a child will have problems in the water and will scream, but they can’t because they have a mouth full of water. So it’s very quiet, and that’s one of the scariest things.” She urged homeowners to install a 4-foot-high fence around their pools with a gate that young children can’t open.