Alabama Amber Alert: 2 persons of interest apprehended; search for Kamille McKinney continues


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Authorities continue to search for an Alabama toddler believed to have been abducted Saturday night from a birthday party in Birmingham's Avondale neighborhood.


According to AL.com and WVTM, Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, 3, was outside with other children at the Tom Brown Village apartment complex when an SUV carrying a man and a woman approached about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. The man got out and placed Kamille inside the SUV before leaving the scene, witnesses said.


Here are the latest updates:

Update 12:45 p.m. EDT Oct. 14: Police said two persons of interest were being interviewed Monday in connection with the suspected kidnapping of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney.

"Unfortunately, investigators have not received any information on the whereabouts of Kamille at this time," police Chief Patrick Smith said at a news conference.


"Our officers and detectives will continue to canvass the area where the vehicle was located, where the suspects were found and also the location of where she (went) missing."

Smith said that as of Monday, investigators had yet to find any connection between Kamille's parents and the persons of interest in custody. He said police believe other, unidentified people were also involved in her disappearance.


"We definitely remain hopeful that she's still alive and out there," Smith said.


Update 10:22 p.m. EDT Oct. 13: The suspected vehicle involved in the disappearance of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney has been located and a man was taken into custody for questioning, AL.com reported.


Police are still searching for Kamille. 


Update 9:29 p.m. EDT Oct. 13: Police released an updated description of the vehicle and images of the male suspect believed to be involved in the disappearance of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney. 

The vehicle is a 2001 to 2006 blue or gray Toyota Sequoia.

ALEA has issued an AMBER alert. If you know the whereabouts of or have recently seen the person or vehicle described... Posted by Alabama AMBER Alert on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Update 3:41 p.m. EDT Oct. 13:  Police issued an updated description and a photo of the vehicle involved in the disappearance of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, 3, from a birthday party in Birmiingham, Alabama.


According to WTVM, Birmingham police are looking for a blue-green Toyota Sequioa, with the year of the model between 2001 and 2006. The vehicle has either tan or brown trim, the television station reported. Police said a black man and a white woman were inside the vehicle, WIAT reported.


Dominic McKinney on Sunday pleaded for the safe return of his daughter, AL.com reported.

“I just want my daughter back. I’ll pay anything, I’ll put up anything,’’ Dominic McKinney said. “Everybody knows Cupcake and I’ll do anything to bring that baby back home.”


Original report: In an Amber Alert issued late Saturday, authorities said Kamille, an African American girl with brown eyes and black hair, stands 3 feet tall and weighs about 60 pounds. She was wearing a pink and leopard print Minnie Mouse shirt with leopard print shorts, the alert said.

Officials described the man's SUV, which may be an older Toyota 4 Runner, as dark-colored, possibly black or blue. The vehicle has "rims and a tan protruding bumper," according to the Amber Alert.


Investigators are asking anyone who has information about Kamille's disappearance to call Birmingham police at 205-254-0841 or 911.


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