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Cops searching for missing Oklahoma four-year-old, Athena Brownfield, recover body of child in area where caregiver claims husband buried girl after ‘beating her to death’ on Christmas

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Oklahoma cops searching for missing Athena Brownfield, 4, recovered the body of child in area where caregiver claims husband buried her ward

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation recovered the remains of a child in rural Grady County outside of Rush Springs on Tuesday

OSBI cannot confirm if the remains are those of Athena Brownfield

Athena Brownfield, 4, has been missing since January 10, was allegedly killed in the late hours of Christmas Day

Her caregivers, Ivon Adams, 36, and Alysia Adams, 31, were arrested last week

Ivon Neil Adams has been arrested for the murder of the child

His wife Alysia Adams, alleges that he beat Athena to death on Christmas Day and buried her body on a property where they used to live

Ivon Adams, [left), allegedly beat Athena to death and buried her body, according to his estranged wife Alysia Adams, [right], who told investigators it happened on Christmas. He has been arrested and charged with murder 

Authorities in Oklahoma have recovered the body of a child while searching for missing Athena Brownfield in rural Grady County outside of Rush Springs.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation [OSBI], said in a news release Tuesday evening that they cannot confirm that the remains are those of Athena, the four-year-old girl who was reported missing a week ago.
The remains will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City for positive identification, authorities said. 

The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations continues to search for Athena Brownfield. The four-year-old was reported missing on January 10. OSBI said in a news release Tuesday evening that they found the remains of a child in their search. The bureau has not confirmed that the remains are those of Athena

    Athena was first reported missing on January 10, after a mail carrier found her five-year-old sister Adina, wandering alone outside their home on West Nebraska Avenue in Cyril.
    The postal worker called police, which prompted the search for Athena. 
    Earlier today, newly-released court documents revealed that her caregiver, Alysia Adams, 31, told investigators that Athena was beaten to death by her estranged husband Ivon Adams, 36, on Christmas Day, adding that Ivon buried the little girl on property in Rush Springs where they used to live. 
    Alysia, who is related to the girls, reportedly told OSBI investigators that on Christmas around midnight, Ivon allegedly laid the child on the ground and hit her three times. She didn’t move after that, according to the documents.

    Ivon Neil Adams arrest warrant
    Officers of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were seen searching for Athena in a body of water near her home  

      She said that late on Christmas day, December 25, Ivon beat the little girl to death and held her up by her arms, the court documents revealed, according to KSWO
      The child was not moving and her eyes were barely open, according to the document. He then laid her on the ground and punched her at least three more times in the chest, Alysia reportedly told investigators on January 12. 
      Ivon then left the house on West Nebraska Avenue with the child’s body around 1 a.m. on December 26.
      On his return, Ivon allegedly told Alysia that he buried Athena near a fence line that was next to their old residence in Rush Springs, Oklahoma, court documents revealed.
      He added that he placed a large broken branch over the grave.

      Athena Brownfield vanished from her care giver’s home [photo], in Cyril, 70 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. She was reported missing on Jan. 10, but her caregiver claims she was killed on Christmas Day

      Phone records reportedly showed Ivon leaving the home and traveling to Rush Springs around 4:15 a.m.
      Ivon was arrested on Thursday in Arizona and will be extradited back to Oklahoma where he faces a murder charge. Alysia was arrested the same day and faces two counts of child neglect.
      The court documents also revealed that Ivon and Alysia never took the girls to the doctor for checkups and never enroll them in school, in the two years that they lived with her.
      When Athena’s sister Adina was interviewed by authorities last week, she had told them she had been home by herself and was ‘tired of being alone.’

      Alysia Adams who is related to the Brownfield sisters Adina, 5, and Athena, 4, [photo], was their official care giver. She has been arrested on two counts of self neglect, after alleging that her husband killed Athena on Christmas Day

        The sisters’ biological parents, who have not been named, have been interviewed by authorities and are cooperating with the investigation, the OSBI said. Athena’s sister has been taken into protective custody. 
        Volunteers and multiple law enforcement agencies have been involved in the search, which included a helicopter, boats, all-terrain vehicles, a specially trained ground team, and a review of surveillance video of the area around the city of Cyril.

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