A 3-year-old girl who was kidnapped by 2 suspects in Alabama is still missing after false reports that she was found safe on Wednesday.
Kamille McKinney, nickname "Cupcake", was abducted by 2 people from a child's birthday party on Saturday, Oct. 12. Witnesses say Kamille was pulled into a dark SUV parked outside a public housing project in Birmingham around 8:30 p.m.
A statewide Amber Alert was issued and two suspects were taken into custody. But Police Chief Patrick Smith said precious time was lost because the family delayed reporting her missing for several hours.
Hopes were high on Wednesday when the Jefferson County Sherif's Office reported Kamille was found safe around noon.
Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway said Kamille had been found alive and was being checked by medical personnel, according to WRBI.
But an hour later, Birmingham Police confirmed Kamille was still missing and had not been found, despite the Jefferson Co. Sheriff's confirmation of her location.
Sheriff Mark Pettway told CBS 42's Art Franklin in a phone call that he had received misinformation from one of his deputies in the field.
Two persons of interest are in custody and police located the Toyota Sequoia SUV Kamille was last seen in.
Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, of Birmingham (pictured left) was charged with multiple counts of child pornography with intent to distribute. He is being held on $500,000 bond. And Derrick Irisha Brown, 29, (pictured right) also of Birmingham, is being held with no bond for an unrelated kidnapping.
Both suspects denied abducting Kamille.
Chief Smith said it is possible Kamille is being moved around to different locations. He addressed the kidnapper directly during a press conference.
"I wanted to reach out to just one individual. If you know where Kamille is... if you have her and you're not sure what to do... I want to give you safe passage," Smith said.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $20,000 reward in addition to the governor's $5,000 reward.