Amber Alert: Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney was abducted in Alabama on Saturday
New video has emerged that shows missing Alabama three-year-old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney being approached by a male suspect moments before she was snatched from a park.
Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith released the video on Friday, appealing to the public for information about one of the two men seen in the video, which shows Kamille playing with a friend on Saturday.
Meanwhile, attorneys for Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, and Derick Irisha Brown, 29, separately denied their clients had anything to do with the abduction after they were identified by police as persons of interest.
The new surveillance video, shot outside the Tom Brown public housing projects, is believed to show Kamille and a child friend, and shows two different men approach the children: a known suspect, and an unknown possible witness whom police are seeking for more information.
Attorneys for Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, (left) and Derick Irisha Brown, 29, (right) separately denied their clients had anything to do with the abduction
The first man seen in the video is a possible witness who walks right by the children, and police are asking him to come forward to reveal what he might have seen at the time.
Seconds later, another man enters the frame. The second man in the video is known to police, and Smith described him as a suspect in the case.
The unnamed suspect is seen talking to the two young children, and walking out of the frame with them.
Chief Smith noted at a press conference that there is a 37-minute lag between timestamp on the video and the actual time of events.
About half an hour after the surveillance video was taken, Kamille was reported missing from the playground birthday party at the housing projects.
It is unclear whether police believe Stallworth is the potential suspect seen in the surveillance video, though his attorneys strenuously deny his involvement.
The video shows Kamille and a young friend playing in the top right quadrant of the frame
A male suspect approaches and leads the two youngsters away
Kamille was snatched and pulled into a dark SUV from outside the housing project on Saturday
‘We hope that the Birmingham Police Department will do everything with the FBI to find the child. We hope the child is still alive, and the child is doing well,’ Stallworth’s lawyer, Emory Anthony, told a news conference.
In a statement, attorneys for Brown said she was ‘horrified’ by the girl’s disappearance but had no involvement.
Police previously identified Stallworth and Brown, whom he dates, as persons of interest in the disappearance.
Both were arrested on charges unrelated to her abduction, and Stallworth is free on bond.
Anthony said Stallworth did own a vehicle sought by police after being seen in the area, but he denied that the man had anything to do with the girl or knows her family.
Stallworth was near the scene for ‘legitimate reasons,’ Anthony said, and has an alibi for his whereabouts at the time of the abduction.
Stallworth was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography with intent to distribute.
Authorities previously released surveillance images of a male suspect and the SUV they were believed to be traveling in. Cops confirmed they recovered this Toyota Sequioa
This man was detained for questioning on Sunday night after a person spotted the vehicle outside the Woodside Condominiums and alerted authorities
A massive police presence descended on an apartment associated with the two people of interest on Wednesday morning
Brown, also of Birmingham, was arrested with him on a probation revocation with no bond for an unrelated kidnapping, police said.
Stallworth denies the charges filed against him, Anthony said.
Adam Danneman, a public defender whose office represents Brown, said the woman ‘adamantly denies’ knowing anything about the abduction.
Kamille was snatched and pulled into a dark SUV from outside the housing project on Saturday at around 8.30pm.
At a press conference on Friday, Chief Smith said that he did not believe the abduction was intricately planned.
‘I don’t believe that a lot of planning went into it. I believe that maybe it was something impromptu,’ he said.
Smith also sought community volunteers for a search planned for Sunday.
Without disclosing details, Smith said the search would involve an area frequented by a person of interest in the case.
He said that police K9 units would be searching the area intensely until the scene could be opened to community volunteers on Sunday.
Kamille’s family have made desperate appeals for her safe return.
‘I mean she’s three, man. She’s innocent. I just want my baby back at the end of the day like anybody else would,’ her father said to WBRC.
‘I mean she’s three, man. She’s innocent. I just want my baby back at the end of the day like anybody else would,’ Kamille’s father said
‘I just want my daughter back. I’ll pay anything, I’ll put up anything,’ he said.
‘Everybody knows Cupcake and I’ll do anything to bring that baby back home.
‘She’s scared, she’s lonely, she doesn’t know what’s going on. She’s just a baby. Whatever the situation is, whatever they’ve got going on, it don’t concern her.’
The Amber Alert for Kamille says she is three feet tall and weighs 60 pounds.
At the time she was taken, Kamille was wearing a pink Minnie Mouse T-shirt and had yellow, white and blue bows in her hair.
CrimeStoppers has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to Kamille’s safe return, in addition to a $5,000 reward from the governor’s office.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact CrimeStoppers anonymously for a potential reward at 205-254-7777, or the Birmingham Police department at 205-297-8413.