Authorities Arrest Caregiver of Missing 4-Year Old Girl in Caddo County
News 9 - January 13, 2023 6:41 am
CYRIL, Okla. –
Authorities have arrested the caregiver of a 4-year-old who went missing in Caddo County.
Alysia Adams was arrested Thursday afternoon on two complaints of child neglect, days after Athena Brownfield was reported missing in Caddo County. Athena and her sister were in the care of Adams and her husband.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said a mail carrier found Athena’s 5-year-old sister wandering alone Monday, but investigators are still not sure how long Athena has been missing. Investigators said they have been finding items around town that could be related to the search.
Thousands of volunteers have searched the town’s streets and the waterways, but have yet to locate Athena.
Brownfield’s grandmother said their father has not been in contact with the girls since the mother left with them more than a year ago, and she said she recently learned the girls were staying with a long-distance relative instead.
“She abandoned her kids. She knew where I was,” Brownfield’s grandmother said.
Flyers have been handed out and posted while volunteers are searching for Athena nonstop.
Cyril city officials put out a notice that all trash pickup is postponed pending further notice from the OSBI.
OSBI said Athena was last seen wearing a pink butterfly sweater and pants, and has blonde hair and blue eyes. The bureau is also asking Cyril residents to check any doorbell or surveillance cameras around their property, in hopes someone unknowingly caught a glimpse of the child.
If you have any information, call the OSBI tip line at (800) 522-8017, or email [email protected]