Missing Girl, 3, Found Dead in Alabama, Police Say
Kamille McKinney: Three-year old girl found dead 10 days after abduction from birthday party
The discovery of the toddler, Kamille McKinney, who was also known as Cupcake, came 10 days after she went missing from a birthday party, the police said. A man and a woman in custody face kidnapping and capital murder charges.
A man and a woman in custody face kidnapping and capital murder charges after the remains of a missing 3-year-old girl believed to be Kamille McKinney were found on Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala., the authorities said.
The discovery came 10 days after the girl was last seen at a birthday party, the police said, adding that the case had “touched a nation.”
A three-year-old girl who was abducted from an outdoor birthday party in Alabama nearly two weeks ago has been found dead, according to police.
The body of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney was discovered in a dumpster 10 days after she disappeared from a public housing community in the city of Birmingham.
“We believe this was something they thought about and acted upon,” said Birmingham Police chief Patrick Smith. “They saw an opportunity to take a young child, which they did.”
CCTV footage released by police last week showed Kamille, who was wearing a pink Minnie Mouse t-shirt, playing with another child outside the Tom Brown Village complex at around 8pm on 12 October.
They can be seen picking up items from the floor before a man approaches them and appears to lead them out of sight. It was reported that a man and a woman had been seen “enticing children with candy”.
Birmingham Police said they had been searching through all the trash taken to a landfill site from one area of the city when they found the remains of a child in a dumpster.
“Locating the remains were the last piece of the puzzle we needed to bring the murder and kidnapping charges,” the chief added.
He said Kamille had “touched a nation”, adding: ”This young child has definitely sent a message across that nation that we all must be diligent to protect them all.
“I hope that this message is not lost to young mothers, to grandmothers, and to the entire Birmingham community. It only takes a split second.