FULL VIDEO: Caregiver Of Missing 4-Year-Old Appears In Court In Arizona

A caregiver for a missing 4-year-old girl appeared in court Friday afternoon in Arizona.

Friday, January 13th 2023, 6:40 pm

By: News 9


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

Related: Document: Caregiver's Arrest Was For Child Neglect, 1st Degree Murder

According to a document just in to News 9 early Friday evening, 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.

What happened while he was in court?

Adams waived his right to an extradition hearing in front of a judge Friday afternoon in Arizona.

What's next?

Adams is awaiting extradition to Oklahoma.

Special Coverage: Athena Brownfield

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 along 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.

The OSBI is still searching for Athena and asks anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the OSBI or email them at tips@osbi.ok.gov.

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

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