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Birmingham police have recovered the body of 3-year-old Kamille McKinney in a dumpster. The little girl, affectionately known as "Cupcake" disappeared after attending a birthday party at a housing project on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Birmingham police and FBI agents found the body in a dumpster on Tuesday, Oct 22, Al.com reports.

"We found the remains of a child that we believe to be Kamille," said Police Chief Patrick Smith on Tuesday.

"This is a tough moment for this city. This is a tough moment for this family," said Mayor Randall Woodfin.

"More than ever, this family needs us all," Woodfin said. "So tonight, we mourn as one."

Police released surveillance footage on Friday that shows a man approach Kamille as she played in the front yard of a residence at the Tom Brown Village housing project around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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The man was positively identified as Patrick Stallworth, 39, who was arrested last week with his girlfriend, 29-year-old Derick Irisha Brown.

Police plan to charge Stallworth and Brown with capital murder and kidnapping in Kamille's death, said Smith.

"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 3-year-old."

Stallworth was released from police custody after posting $500,000 bond last week. Police had hoped he would lead them to the child's body. He was re-arrested on Tuesday night. Brown is still being held without bond on unrelated charges of kidnapping her own children.

Stallworth owned a Toyota Sequoia similar to the one a witness saw fleeing the scene after a man snatched Kamille off the street.

He was charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography on his cell phone with intent to distribute.

Kamille's mother did not give interviews at the request of the police, Smith said.

"We did not see the benefit of throwing the mother in front of the camera," Smith said.

Kamille's father, Dominic, was very vocal while his daughter was missing.

He said she would never get in the car with a stranger.

"She's not no little girl that's going to go get in the back. She's not friendly like that," Dominic said.

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Actress Kristen Bell showed her support for 3-year-old Kamille McKinney who vanished from a Birmingham, AL housing project after attending a birthday party on Oct. 12.

The 39-year-old "Gossip Girl" star posted a photo of Kamille on her Instagram story. She asked her followers to keep an eye out for the child known affectionately as "Cupcake".

"Spread the word, Blavity fam! [sic] Let's help bring Cupcake home," Bell captioned the photo. She included an emoji of Black praying hands.

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Police released surveillance footage on Friday that shows a man approach Kamille as she played in the front yard of a residence at the Tom Brown Village housing project around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Kamille was last seen wearing a pink t-shirt, leopard print shorts, and yellow, white, and blue hair bows. She was not wearing shoes. She is 3 feet tall and weighs 60 pounds.

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The man is a suspect in Kamille's disappearance. He has been identified by police but his identity has not been released.

Police conducted a grid search in a 2 mile area just north of Springville Road near Huffman Road. The area is frequented by the suspect seen in the surveillance footage.

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A witness saw a man pull Kamille into a dark Toyota Sequoia SUV on the night she disappeared. Kamille's father, Dominic, said Kamille probably knows the person who took her. He said she would never get in the car with a stranger.

"She's not no little girl that's going to go get in the back. She's not friendly like that," Dominic said.

The FBI has expanded the search for Kamille across state lines into Georgia.

Anyone with information on Kamille's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777 or contact the FBI's Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or the Birmingham Police Department’s South Precinct at 205-254-2793.

There is a $33,000 reward. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Birmingham police have released new surveillance video from the night Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney was kidnapped, Al.com reports.

The video was captured by a surveillance camera positioned about a block away from where 3-year-old Kamille and another child played outside a public housing project on Oct. 12.

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The video shows one man walk by the children without stopping. A second man, who has a distinctive limp, walks by and the children are seen leaving with him.

The video has no sound and police say the timestamp is incorrect. Kamille was abducted between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. A witness saw a man pull Kamille into a blue Toyota Sequoia SUV that sped away.

Police later located the vehicle that was owned by one of two persons of interest who were detained in the case.

 

Police say the man with the limp is a suspect in the case. They declined to say if the man is in custody.

"Through our investigation and through statements, we've pretty much been able to identify the children and the second gentleman," Police Chief Patrick Smith said on Friday. "What we're trying to do is close the loop on the third individual in the video who was the first one who walks by as the children are playing."

He added: "We want to see if he has additional information or if he saw something that night that may be critical in this investigation."

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A person of interest in the case, Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, of Birmingham, was detained briefly and released on $500,000 bond.

Stallwort was charged with 4 counts of possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute after images were found on his cell phone.

His girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown, 29, also of Birmingham, is being held with no bond on unrelated charges of kidnapping her three children.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $33,000 reward for information in the case.

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One of two people detained in connection with a missing 3-year-old Alabama girl has been freed on bond.

Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Derick Irisha Brown, were taken into custody as persons of interest in the abduction of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney.

Stallworth was charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute after investigators found the images on his cell phone. None of the images were of Kamille. Both suspects denied any knowledge of the missing girl.

Jail records obtained by AL.com show Stallworth posted a $500,000 bond at 3:22 a.m. Thursday.

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Brown remains in jail with no bond. She is being held on unrelated charges of abducting her three children from DHR custody. Police say Brown also goes by the name Quentesa Jackson.

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Kamille was abducted by 2 people from a child's birthday party on Saturday, Oct. 12. Witnesses say she 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 for Kamille, but Police Chief Patrick Smith said precious time was lost because the family delayed reporting her missing for several hours.

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Hopes were dashed on Wednesday after the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office falsely reported Kamille was found safe around noon.

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.

A Crime Stoppers reward for information in the case has increased to $26,000.

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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.

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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.

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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.