A WOMAN familiar with the two caregivers charged in connection with the death of child Athena Brownsfield has revealed new details about their personalities and past.

Ivon Adams has been charged with the murder of four-year-old Athena, while both he and his wife, Alysia Adams, have been charged with child neglect.

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The remains of a child have been discovered in the search for Athena Brownfield after she was declared missing on January 10[/caption]

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The four-year-old girl was allegedly beaten to death and buried by Ivon Adams, pictured here[/caption]

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Alysia Adams has been charged with child neglect and reportedly told police that her estranged husband, Ivon Adams, killed Athena Brownfield[/caption]

Jacklyn Gilmore, who knows the pair, told local Oklahoma news station KFOR about her “shock” at hearing they were accused.

“I was in shock. I’m still in shock, honestly,” said Gilmore.

She described Ivon as “quiet and shy,” and even described him as “really nice” and “docile.”

The four-year-old girl was allegedly beaten to death and buried by Ivon Adams, who dragged a branch over the spot where her body was abandoned, court documents say.

The remains of a child have been discovered in the search for Athena Brownfield after she was declared missing on January 10.

The little girl spoke of her caretakers as “mom” and “dad,” the docs reveal.

Gilmore said her ex-boyfriend and Ivon owned a fence-building company together, so she has had many interactions with the accused murderer.

She revealed Ivon had never been aggressive towards children in front of her.

“I worked with him sometimes, and we built fences, and he brought two kids with him a lot of times… and they helped him and he never even raised his voice,” said Gilmore. 

But she also said her ex-boyfriend and Ivon parted ways on bad terms after Ivon was accused of owing his partner money.

“They don’t talk because when the renting thing happened, they (Ivon and Alysia Adams) never paid rent there… we started to ask him after like two years… trust me, they never talked to us again,” said Gilmore. 

The search for Athena began after a mail carrier discovered her five-year-old sister, Adina, outside the family home in Cyril, Oklahoma.

The good samaritan concluded Adina “was not where she was supposed to be” and alerted police, who learned haunting information from the girl, officials said.

According to the documents obtained by KSWO, Adina told police that she had been left in the house by herself and was “tired of being alone” after her sister’s disappearance.

The search for Athena began after a mail carrier discovered her five-year-old sister, Adina, outside the family home in Cyril, Oklahoma.

The good samaritan concluded Adina “was not where she was supposed to be” and alerted police, who learned haunting information from the girl, officials said.

According to the documents obtained by KSWO, Adina told police that she had been left in the house by herself and was “tired of being alone” after her sister’s disappearance.

Alysia reportedly told police that her estranged husband Ivon beat little Athena to death and then proceeded to bury the child’s body.

The report claims that Athena “was not moving and her eyes were barely open,” following the heartless attack.

“He then laid her on the ground and punched her at least three more times in the chest.”

Athena, the court docs added, “never moved after that.”

Alysia reportedly told investigators that Ivon allegedly fled the home with Athena’s body the following day at around 1am.

The girls’ biological parents have been interviewed by agents and are cooperating with the investigation.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation revealed that Alysia is related to Athena and Adina.

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