Athena Brownfield was reported missing after a postman found her 5-year-old sister alone outside the girls’ Oklahoma home.
Oklahoma, USA. Oklahoma couple arrested and charged in connection with the disappearance of a 4-year-old girl.
Police said the couple were caring for a child.
Athena Brownfield went missing on Tuesday after a postman called police saying they found Athena’s 5-year-old sister unattended outside her home in Cyril, which is about 55 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, reports CNN. The five-year-old girl was not hurt, but the authorities were unable to find Athena.
At the time of her disappearance, Athena was being cared for by Alicia Adams, 31, and Ivon Adams, 36, Oklahoma authorities said.
Alicia Adams was arrested on Thursday and charged with child neglect. Ivon Adams was arrested the same day in Phoenix, Arizona after an outstanding felony warrant was issued in Oklahoma for first-degree murder and child neglect.
Kirill’s community is coming together to do everything they can to help find a missing 4 year old. Over the weekend, residents held a candlelight vigil in honor of Athena.
“The last few days have been very difficult for our communities,” organizer Brooke Kelly told KOCO.
Kirill’s fire chief said he believes the incident will make the city stronger.
“While we always hope and pray that the tragedies of the world will never affect our lives and communities, this event has brought our loving community to the attention of the nation and I sincerely believe it will bring our community closer and make it even more united. ” Chief Gerard Dodson said.
CNN reported that authorities have contacted Athena’s parents. No other details on the case have been released.
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