Cops: Twin Toddlers Found Dead In Truck

| by Nik Bonopartis
A Bossier City police car.A Bossier City police car.

After 3-year-old twins were reportedly found dead inside the cab of their family's pickup truck, Louisiana police are trying to find out how the toddlers died.

Oliver and Aria Orr were found on the afternoon of June 18 after their mother Alisha Orr woke from a nap and realized they were missing, according to the Shreveport Times. The family lives in Bossier City, just two miles east of Shreveport.

When she couldn't find her kids, Alisha enlisted the help of Rhonda Matthews, her neighbor. After searching the backyard, Matthews and Alisha checked the truck, where they found the children.

Matthews said it was obvious little Aria had died, but she tried reviving Oliver.

"It may have been wishful thinking, but when I tried to do CPR on him, I thought I felt a thready pulse," Matthews told the Shreveport Times.

They called 911 and the twins were brought to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Subsequent media reports identified the father as Travis Orr, a deputy with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office.

Although temperatures reached 90 degrees on June 18, police have been cautious about speculating on the cause of death. They're waiting for the results of the autopsies, according to KTBS.

"I wonder how those kids got in that truck, but nobody knows," neighbor Gloria Mize told the Shreveport Times. "It's very tragic. All we can do is pray and give them comfort."

The Orrs have another son, who is 8 years old. Matthews said she often saw the children playing outside.

"They were wonderful, happy kids," Matthews said. "I pray every moment of the day for the family. They are good people, and they were good parents. I can't imagine what they are going through."

Sources: Shreveport Times, KTBS / Photo credit: The Inquisitor

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