Cyril Community Continues Search For Missing 4-Year-Old

The Cyril community begins the third day of searching for missing 4-year-old Athena Brownfield.

Thursday, January 12th 2023, 10:37 am

By: News 9


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The Cyril community begins the third day of searching for missing 4-year-old Athena Brownfield.

Thousands of volunteers have searched the town's streets and the waterways, but have yet to locate Athena.

A mail carrier found Athena's 5-year-old sister wandering alone on Tuesday, but investigators are still not sure how long Athena has been missing.

Even though the grid search has ended, the small town of Cyril is still looking to find Athena, while investigators are equally determined to locate Brownfield's parents or guardians.

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.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said they have been finding items around town, and though it’s not evidence, hopefully the items will be helpful enough to help lead them to Athena.

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 tipline at (800) 522-8017, or email tips@osbi.ok.gov.

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