MISSING Cyril child Athena Brownfield, 4,

by Toni Hopper

CYRIL, Okla. (January 11, 2023) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) continues working with law enforcement partners and volunteers in the search for a missing Cyril girl. The investigation began Tuesday at 2 p.m. when a postal carrier reported finding Athena Brownfield's five-year-old sister near her home at 225 W. Nebraska. The postal carrier reported the incident to the Cyril Police Department and that was when it was discovered Athena, 4, was missing. It was originally believed that Athena was only 3 years old.

The community of Cyril joined together in the search Tuesday, for several hours into the evening hours. Helicopters were seen flying over the community early Wednesday morning.

Anyone with a residence or business in Cyril that has a video doorbell camera is encouraged to come to the Family Life Church to notify law enforcement. Residents are encouraged to search their own property for Athena. OSBI is asking that residents do not self-deploy to search anything other than their own property. If you want to assist in the search effort, come to the Command Post at Family Life Church.

Numerous agencies are assisting with this investigation including Cyril Police Department, Cyril Fire Department, Verden Police Department, Anadarko Police Department, Apache Police Department, Fletcher Police Department, Caddo County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) and numerous volunteer organizations with search and rescue dogs. A media briefing was scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, outside of Family Life Church, 204 E. Idaho Ave. in Cyril.

If you have any information about Athena’s whereabouts, contact the OSBI tipline at (800) 522-8017 or email tips@osbi.ok.gov.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. More information will be released as it is available. We will keep our readers updated on our website: marlowreview.com

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