Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney’s body is found in a dumpster after the three-year-old was abducted from an Alabama park 10 days ago
The Birmingham toddler’s remains were found in a trash bin taken to a landfill, Police Chief Patrick Smith announced at a news conference Tuesday night
Smith said police are obtaining murder warrants against 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown
The suspects already in custody, had been arrested on unrelated charges last week and were named as persons of interest in Kamille’s disappearance
The three-year-old vanished while outside a birthday party at a park on Oct 12
Surveillance footage showed a man approaching her at a park before her disappearance
Investigators have not determined a motive for the kidnapping
In their pending cases Stallworth was charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography after investigators found multiple photos on his phone – none of which featured Kamille
Brown was charged with violating probation conditions from a previous kidnapping case involving her own children
Two suspects have been charged with murder after the body of three-year-old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney was found in a landfill over a week after she went missing, Alabama police say.
Local Police Chief, Patrick Smith announced at a news conference Tuesday night that Kamille’s remains were discovered in a trash bin taken to a landfill in Birmingham.
Smith said police are obtaining murder warrants against two people previously identified as persons of interest in the case, 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown.
Lawyers for both suspects have said they’re innocent.
Kamille, who was known to relatives as ‘Cupcake’, was abducted from a birthday party on October 12.
Investigators have not determined a motive for the kidnapping.
‘Tonight our entire city is in mourning. Kamille is gone.
‘I would like to thank the public for all of the information, all of the tips, all of the video and for their cooperation with this police department during the course of this investigation.’
Four days after Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney is reported missing from a birthday party at a playground in Birmingham at 8.30pm, Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown, who had been arrested on unrelated charges were named as persons of interest in Kamille’s abduction.
Police later release surveillance video from the night Kamille was abducted, which showed a man approaching her at a park near the Tom Brown public housing projects before he walked off with her.
CCTV captured Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney just before her disappearance – Police released surveillance video from the night of October 12, which showed Kamille playing with another child outside the Tom Brown public housing projects when two men approached
Patrick Stallworth was charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography after investigators found multiple photos on his phone – none of which featured Kamille.
He was released on $500,000 bond and taken back into custody on Tuesday night.
Brown was charged with violating probation conditions from a previous kidnapping case involving her own children. She was held without bond.
Mayor Randall Woodfin said investigators have not determined any links between the suspects and Kamille or her family.
‘We believe that this was something they thought about and acted upon and they saw an opportunity to take a young child, and they did,’ Woodfin said Tuesday.
‘At this moment that we’re standing in, I ask one thing of this community: not to take sides and not to finger point. But if there is any finger pointing to do it is only at the perpetrator, who would kidnap an innocent three-year-old.’
The mayor added: ‘This is a tough moment for this city. This is a tough moment for this family.
‘Given the tragic news that is breaking this evening, I offer my heartfelt condolences to Kamille’s family,’ Alabama Gov Kay Ivey said in a press release after the discovery of Kamille’s body.
‘I offer profound thanks to law enforcement and to all the volunteers who have worked tirelessly in search of this precious little girl. The heart of our state is broke, but we must do all we can to avoid this happening to another family. Our prayers remain with Kamille’s family and all who have been touched by this nightmare.’
On Friday police released surveillance footage from the night of Kamille’s abduction, which showed her playing with another child outside the Tom Brown public housing projects when two men approached.
Three-year-old Kamille McKinney’s family pled for her safe return as police offered a $28,000 reward for information regarding her whereabouts
Police said the first man to enter the frame, who walked by the children without engaging with them, was a possible witness and urged him to come forward with any relevant information.
The second man, who was previously known to law enforcement, was described as a suspect in the case.
He was seen talking to the two young children before walking out of the frame with them.
About half an hour after the surveillance video was recorded, Kamille was reported missing from the playground birthday party at the housing projects at around 8.30pm.
The man suspected of taking her was believed to have been driving a dark SUV.
Police released security images from a gas station that showed the vehicle and then man driving it.
Police confirmed they recovered this Toyota Sequioa. Earlier they had released surveillance images of a male suspect and the dark SUV the kidnappers were driving
After the release of the video, this man [photo], described as a possible witness was detained for questioning on Sunday night after the Sequioa was spotted outside the Woodside Condominiums
Police offered a $28,000 reward for information about Kamille’s whereabouts as her family made desperate appeals for her safe return.
‘I mean she’s three, man. She’s innocent. I just want my baby back at the end of the day like anybody else would,’ her father told WBRC last week.
‘I just want my daughter back. I’ll pay anything, I’ll put up anything,’ Dominic McKinney aid.
‘Everybody knows Cupcake and I’ll do anything to bring that baby back home.
‘She’s scared, she’s lonely, she doesn’t know what’s going on. She’s just a baby. Whatever the situation is, whatever they’ve got going on, it don’t concern her.’