Ivon Neil Adams, III, 36, of Cyril, Caddo County, Oklahoma, United States and his estranged wife Alysia Adams, 31, were the caregivers of siblings Adina Brownfield, 5, and Athena Brownfield, 4. Ivon and Alysia are married but they have since split.
Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Ivon has a military background. He and Alysia have four biological children of their own.
Adina and Athena were being looked after by Alysia. According to the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office, Athena may have been missing since January 6, 2023.
On January 7, 2023, Alysia and her new boyfriend Blayden Davis were seen enjoying a trip to the movies and a meal over an hour away in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
At around 2:00 p.m. on January 10, 2023, a postal worker found Adina wandering the streets outside Alysia’s home in Cyril and called police. Later that day, Athena was reported missing.
On January 12, 2023, Alysia was arrested in Oklahoma. At around 5:13 p.m. on the same day, Ivon was arrested at a residence in Glendale, Arizona, USA.
When interviewed by authorities, Alysia said Ivon beat Athena at around midnight on December 25, 2023 in their home in Cyril and left the house with the girl’s body at around 1:00 a.m. on December 26, 223. Alysia added that he told her he buried the girl near a fence line next to their old residence in Rush Springs, Oklahoma.
Alysia was charged with two counts of child neglect while Ivon was charged with one count of fugitive of justice, one count of child neglect and one count of first-degree murder. He is being held in the Maricopa County jail in Phoenix, Arizona pending extradition to Oklahoma.
On January 16, 2023, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced that search for Athena is now considered a recovery operation. Her biological parents are cooperating in the investigation.
Athena was last seen wearing a pink butterfly sweater and pink pants. She stands 3’0″, weighs 45 pounds and has light brown hair and blue eyes.