KTUL.com has learned that the Tulsa Police Department was contacted by the Orange County Sheriff's Department in Florida in reference to a missing child case from fifteen years ago.
Orange County authorities followed a new lead suggesting that 4-year-old Ashani Creighton, who they believe was attacked and murdered in 1999, may have been buried in Tulsa.
Detectives from the Tulsa Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Department are currently searching what they believe may be Ashani's burial site in a shopping center parking lot at 6005 S. Mingo Road. The search is hampered by commercial structures built on the suspected burial site subsequent to the burial.
Authorities are utilizing human remains detection dogs and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) equipment. Necrosearch International, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey Team from Norman have been contacted for assistance in the investigation.
There are currently no suspects in Ashani's burial.
Tulsa's News Channel 8 will continue to follow this story and will bring you more information as it becomes available.