SEARCH FOR KAMILLE MCKINNEY ENTERS DAY FIVE AFTER FALSE HOPE ON WEDNESDAY

Kamille Mckinney

Wednesday marked day four in the search for a Birmingham toddler who went missing from a birthday party Saturday.

Law enforcement and city officials pled for the perpetrator to bring Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney to a safe haven during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

“I want to just talk to you for one second I want to give you safe passage is the way to go please bring her to one of our fire stations, police station, or hospitals,” said Birmingham Police Chief Patrick smith.

Officials also announced an increase in reward money. The news conference came on the heels of a heavy law enforcement presence earlier Wednesday at an apartment complex in Jefferson County. Police say a tip lead them to believe McKinney was in the area. She was not and the search is ongoing.

“We have multiple teams that are looking at various tips that we receive. So we’re continuously looking at everything we receive,” Sgt. Johnny Williams said. “We are not taking anything for granted so again we are hoping that everyone keeps your eyes open, keeps your ears open, keep that information flowing to us cause we want it. The confusion came in when the crowd who had gathered saw another little young lady that was approximately the same size and they mistook her for her.”

McKinney has been missing since Saturday. Since then, unrelated charges have been filed against two persons of interest in the investigation.

39-year-old Patrick Stallworth is facing several child porn charges and 29-year-old Derick Brown is being held in jail for probation revocation stemming from a 2018 case.

If you have credible information that could lead to an arrest or the whereabouts of McKinney, call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. Tips can be left anonymously and could lead to a cash reward.

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