Oklahoma (AP) – Authorities searching for the body of a missing 4-year-old Oklahoma girl say a child’s remains have been found, but not yet identified.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday the remains were found near the Oklahoma town of Rush Springs, about 15 miles from where Athena Brownfield was reported missing Jan. 10.

FILE – This image provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, shows a missing persons flyer for 4-year-old Athena Brownfield, who authorities say has been missing since Jan. 10, 2023. The missing 4-year-old Oklahoma girl was beaten to death Christmas night by her caregiver, then buried, according to court documents released Tuesday, Jan. 17. The search for the child is now a “recovery operation,” the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Monday. (Oklahoma Highway Patrol via AP, File)

Court documents say the girl’s caretaker, Ivon Adams, reportedly told his wife he buried the girl on property the couple once owned near the town.

Adams is charged with murder and his wife, Alysia Adams, is charged with child neglect.

The girl was reported missing after a postal carrier discovered her 5-year-old sister alone.