by Toni Hopper

CYRIL, Okla. (January 10, 2023) – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is assisting Cyril police and other law enforcement in the search for a missing three-year-old from Cyril. Athena Brownfield was reported missing around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, from 225 W. Nebraska. Cyril police asked for assistance from the OSBI with the search. A command post has been established at Family Life Church in Cyril. OSBI requests that interested individuals do not self-deploy to the scene. If you want to volunteer to help with the search, please come to the command post and ask for the OSBI.

Cyril police, Caddo County Sheriff's Office and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are assisting with the search.

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

This is an active and ongoing investigation. More information will be released as it is available.

What we know: Cyril residents spent several hours searching their entire community, including in storm shelters and sheds. Athena may be nonverbal and autistic. She could have been wearing a big pink bow when she disappeared. She may be about 45 pounds.

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