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.
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.
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.
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.