Sometimes there are stories that capture the entire nation. This is one of them.
There is now a massive search taking place for Athena Brownfield.
She is a 4-year-old girl that went missing in Oklahoma.
Massive Search Underway
Athena is from Cyril, Oklahoma, but the entire nation has suddenly adopted this little girl as her family is desperately trying to find her.
The little girl disappeared earlier in the week, and authorities have launched a massive search operation in the hopes of finding her.
Athena Brownfield has been missing since last Tuesday, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) are using every asset at their disposal to find her.
OHP Trooper Eric Foster stated, "We've been in the air in helicopters with infrared, on the ground, around town there have been a lot of grid searches on foot and on four-wheelers, things like that.
"Our Emergency Response Team (ERT), which is specially trained to go on foot in search of people and things, are out in coordination with civilians who have come and wanted to volunteer their time and effort."
The bureau's PIO Brook Arbeitman added, "We are still very actively looking for her using all of our tools. We are finding things that we hope might give us clues as to where she is, but we are still actively looking for her."
Abreitman continued, "This is a very active and ongoing investigation, and right now our top priority is locating her. And sorting out who is responsible will come next. We need to find this little girl.
"She's on her own in the elements. So, is that endangered? Yeah. But is she the victim of physical harm? That's yet to be determined."
The young girl was discovered missing when a postal worker found her 5-year-old sister alone near the residence.
She was unharmed, but scared.
The OSBI stated, "The entire law enforcement community assisting with locating Athena appreciates local volunteers, restaurants, churches and all the tips that have been phoned in."
They are also asking anyone with surveillance video in the area or that may have any information contact local police.
Source: Fox News