Oklahoma searches desperately for four-year-old Athena Brownfield

Oklahoma searches desperately for four-year-old Athena Brownfield

An urgent search has been initiated by police for a four-year-old girl who was reported missing by a postal worker who discovered the kid’s five-year-old sister home alone earlier this week in Cyril, Oklahoma.

Around 2:00 p.m., Athena Brownfield was reported missing. this Tuesday.

According to OHP Trooper Eric Foster, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) have sent out infrared helicopters, four-wheelers, boats, and people on the ground to investigate the surrounding region.

Foster said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon that his Emergency Response Team (ERT), which is particularly trained to search for persons and goods on foot, was working in conjunction with volunteers from the general public.

Desperate search is launched for four-year-old Athena Brownfield in Oklahoma

Brook Arbeitman, the bureau’s PIO, verified this information and said, “We are continuing aggressively utilizing all of our resources to hunt for her.” Although we are currently actively seeking for her, we are discovering items that we are hopeful will provide us with information on her whereabouts.

According to the article, authorities also utilized dogs from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections to aid in the hunt.

“This is a highly active and continuing investigation, and finding her is now our top priority.” And determining who is accountable will follow. Arbeitman responded, “We need to locate this young kid. She is alone and exposed to the elements. Is that thus in danger? Yeah. But has she experienced any injury to her body? That has not yet been decided.

The volunteers scoured “the whole town” over the course of Wednesday, but the ground search was finally over, according to Arbeitman.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) completed a grid search with help from neighborhood volunteers today at 4 p.m., it continued. After checking the whole town, every known unoccupied home, and nearby waterways, those volunteers have been freed,’ OSBI reported in a different statement Wednesday afternoon.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD) recently flew drones over the neighborhood, and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) now has search dogs in the region.

After a postal worker discovered her five-year-old sister alone near their home in Cyril, some 70 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, Athena was reported missing.

The elder girl was said to be scared but not in need of medical attention.

How long she was absent before her disappearance was reported is unknown.

Arbeitman said, “We’re still working on putting up a precise schedule.”

The whereabouts of the girls’ parents or legal guardians at the time of Athena’s disappearance is unknown, and there are no details available concerning the residence where the children were residing.

When questioned about who was meant to be monitoring the girls on Wednesday morning, Arbeitman said, “That’s part of the current investigation,” according to KOCO News.

The 5-year-old has been put under a guardianship.

The four-year-identity old’s is unknown in some respects; first believed to be three, but later changed by officials. Foster said that since her disappearance did not adhere to certain criteria, no Amber Alert had been issued.

“Not every aspect of that directive came into play in here,” he said. The next best thing we could have done would have been to send out a Missing and Endangered alert for a 15-mile radius around the location of her disappearance.

Law enforcement officers are still interviewing people and looking through local CCTV footage. Additionally, they are requesting that anybody who has doorbell cameras or video in the vicinity of the 200 block of West Nebraska send it in.

The OSBI stated: “The local volunteers, restaurants, churches, and all the suggestions that have been called in are much appreciated by the whole law enforcement community aiding with finding Athena.”

Additionally, locals are invited to look around their own properties for Athena.

The OSBI is encouraging persons and outlets not to disseminate unsubstantiated material as it might impede the investigation. Fox News Digital is aware of social media postings about Athena’s parents or information about her living condition.

Contact the Cyril Police Department immediately at (580) 464-2216, the OSBI tip line at 800-522-8017, or send an email to tips@osbi.ok.gov if you have any information on Athena Brownfield’s disappearance.

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