Photo: Caddo County / Courtesy
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) special agents arrested 30-year-old Alysia Adams on Thursday on two counts of child neglect in connection with the disappearance of 4-year-old Athena Brownfield.
A second caretaker for Athena Brownfield was later arrested in Arizona.
Ivon Adams, 36, was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, and is being held on a fugitive from justice charge, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. He is reportedly awaiting his first court appearance.
OSBI announced Alysisa’s arrest Thursday afternoon, when Adams was booked into the Grady County Sheriff’s Office. Athena and her sister were in the care of Adams and her husband Ivon at the time of their disappearance, according to the sheriff’s office.
“The search for Athena continues. OSBI is following all the advice that is coming in, which is coming from Oklahoma as well as other states. In an effort to find clues to Athena’s whereabouts, the garbage service in Cyril was searched,” OSBI said in a Thursday news release.
“In addition, analysts are reviewing surveillance video from Cyril’s surroundings and looking for other evidence that may help locate Athena.”
Authorities initially reported Athena missing Tuesday afternoon after she A mail carrier found your 5-year-old sister wandering alone on Nebraska Avenue.
The mail carrier knew the 5-year-old girl “wasn’t where she was supposed to be and notified the police,” at which point law enforcement realized Athena was missing, said Brook Arbeitman, a public information officer. of OSBI, during a press conference published Wednesday. to Facebook.
However, a Caddo County Sheriff’s Office officer told FOX 25 Oklahoma City on Thursday that the girl may have gone missing on January 6.
Brownfield and her sister were in the care of Adams and her husband at the time of their disappearance, according to the sheriff’s office.
The agency is asking members of the public “with a residence or business in Cyril that has a video doorbell camera” to go to Family Life Church in Cyril, where a command post has been set up, and notify law enforcement. public order, according to a press release on Wednesday. launching.
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