Arrest Made as Seek for Lacking Oklahoma Woman Continues

CYRIL, Oklahoma (AP) — Oklahoma authorities trying to find a lacking 4-year-old woman say they’ve arrested a caretaker of the kid for investigation of kid neglect.

Alysia Adams, 31, was arrested on the Grady County Sheriff’s Office and booked into jail in Caddo County on two counts of kid neglect, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement late Thursday.

The bureau mentioned the arrest is said to the ongoing search for Athena Brownfield, who was first reported lacking on Tuesday from her dwelling in Cyril, about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Oklahoma City.

A postal service discovered Athena’s 5-year-old sister wandering alone outdoors Adams’ dwelling on Monday afternoon and alerted Cyril police. Authorities later decided Athena was lacking. The women have been within the care of Adams and her husband, and Athena’s sister was taken into protecting custody, the bureau mentioned Wednesday.

The bureau launched no extra details about Adams’ arrest, and it was not instantly identified if she had an lawyer who might remark for her.

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Authorities mentioned they consider Athena was sporting a hoodie with a butterfly design when she went lacking.

The bureau mentioned it was working with different legislation enforcement companies and volunteers within the search, which included utilizing a helicopter and a specifically educated floor group in addition to reviewing surveillace video from round Cyril. It mentioned brokers have been following up on suggestions coming from Oklahoma and different states.

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