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Body Of Missing 3-Year-Old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney Found In Dumpster
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The last time the child was seen was outside a birthday party on October 12.
A little girl who was missing in Alabama for more than a week has been found.
The remains of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney were found dead in a dumpster, according to a report from the Associated Press. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said during a news conference Tuesday night that 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.
"I wish I had all of you gathered here with good news. I wish I could share a high five or some other type of celebratory salutation but I cannot," Smith said during the news conference. "Our investigators, along with the FBI, have worked tirelessly, 24 hours a day to locate this young child and bring her back home and to hold those accountable who were involved in her disappearance … and ultimately her demise."
Smith added that investigators do not know of any link between the suspects and Cupcake or her family. Lawyers for both suspects have said they're innocent. Authorities plan to charge Stallworth and Brown with capital murder and kidnapping in Kamille's death.
Following news that Cupcake had been found dead, Mayor Randall Woodfin issued the following tweet.
\u201cTonight, we're a city in mourning.\n\nKamille Mckinney is gone. Ripped away from her family. The pain her family is enduring right now is unimaginable.\n\nKnow that whomever perpetrated this crime will be brought to justice and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.\u201d— Randall Woodfin (@Randall Woodfin) 1571794177
"Tonight, Birmingham, we mourn as one," Woodfin said in another tweet. "Uplift this family. Uplift your own families. Hold your loved ones a little tighter. And to the family of Kamille, know that your pain, your anger, and your many questions will not be ignored. Your cries for help will not go unanswered."
Source: Associated Press