Second Person Arrested in For 1st Degree Murder and Child Neglect in Connection With Cyril Girl’s Disappearance

News 9 - January 13, 2023 4:56 pm

Ivon Adams


A second caregiver has been taken into custody in connection with the disappearance of a 4-year-old child in Caddo County, Okla.

According to a document just in to News 9 early Friday evening, Ivon Adams was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and child neglect. Adams, 36, was arrested in Maricopa County, Arizona, on Thursday in connection to the disappearance of Athena Brownfield. This news comes a day after Adams’ wife, Alysia Adams, was arrested in Oklahoma on suspicion of child neglect.

Brownfield was reported missing Tuesday, but it is believed she had been missing for longer than that. Authorities and community members from Cyril, Okla., have been searching for Athena for days. The girl’s older sister was found wandering Tuesday near their home on West Nebraska Road when a mail carrier noticed her alone and notified police.

The girl’s home was blocked and surrounded by crime tape early Friday, a neighbor told News 9. That neighbor told News 9 that a white SUV was towed from the property.

Authorities say that both Ivon and Alysia Adams were responsible for the girls.

The OSBI is still searching for Athena and asks anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the OSBI or email them at [email protected].

Athena was last seen a wearing pink butterfly sweater and pants and has blue eyes and blonde hair.

Athena Brownfield

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