Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney's body is found in a dumpster after the three-year-old was abducted from an Alabama park 10 days ago and police prepare to charge a man, 39, and his girlfriend, 29, with her murder

  • Kamille's remains were found in a trash bin taken to a landfill, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith announced at a news conference Tuesday night 
  • Smith said police are obtaining murder warrants against 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown
  • The suspects had been arrested on unrelated charges last week and were named as persons of interest in Kamille's disappearance
  • The three-year-old vanished while outside a birthday party on October 12 
  • Surveillance footage showed a man approaching her at a park 
  • Investigators have not determined a motive for the kidnapping 

The body of three-year-old Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney was found in a landfill over a week after she went missing from a birthday party in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 12

The body of three-year-old Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney was found in a landfill over a week after she went missing from a birthday party in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 12

Two suspects have been charged with murder after the body of three-year-old Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney was found in a landfill over a week after she went missing, Alabama police say.  

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith announced at a news conference Tuesday night that Kamille's remains were discovered in a trash bin taken to a landfill in Birmingham.  

Smith said police are obtaining murder warrants against two people previously identified as persons of interest in the case, 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown.

Investigators said they suspected Stallworth and Brown within 24 hours of when Kamille, who was known to relatives as 'Cupcake', was abducted from a birthday party on October 12. 

No information regarding the motive has been released and lawyers for both suspects have insisted that they had nothing to do with the abduction.  

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Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39
Derick Irisha Brown, 29

Police are obtaining murder warrants against 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth (left) and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown (right), who were identified as persons of interest in Kamille's disappearance last week 

Kamille, known to relatives as 'Cupcake', was abducted from a birthday party on October 12

Kamille, known to relatives as 'Cupcake', was abducted from a birthday party on October 12 

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith announced at a news conference Tuesday night that Kamille's remains had been found at a landfill near where she was kidnapped. He said investigators had been watching garbage deposits across the 10 days that Kamille was missing

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith announced at a news conference Tuesday night that Kamille's remains had been found at a landfill near where she was kidnapped. He said investigators had been watching garbage deposits across the 10 days that Kamille was missing

'I wish I had all of you gathered here with good news. I wish I could share a high five or some other type of celebratory salutation but I cannot,' Smith said at Tuesday's news conference. 

'Tonight our entire city is in mourning. Kamille is gone. 

'I would like to thank the public for all of the information, all of the tips, all of the video and for their cooperation with this police department during the course of this investigation.'

Smith said investigators had been watching garbage deposits across the 10 days that Kamille was missing, sifting through roughly 12 tons of trash.

TIMELINE OF KAMILLE'S DISAPPEARANCE 

October 12 - Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney is reported missing from a birthday party at a playground in Birmingham at 8.30pm

October 14 -  Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown, are arrested on unrelated charges and named as persons of interest in Kamille's disappearance

October 18 - Police release surveillance video from the night Kamille was abducted, which showed a man approaching her at a park near the Tom Brown public housing projects before he walked off with her

October 22 - Police announce that Kamille's remains were found in a trash bin at a landfill near where the three-year-old was taken as Stallworth and Brown are charged with murder  

Both suspects were arrested last week on unrelated charges and named persons of interests in Kamille's disappearance. 

Stallworth was charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography after investigators found multiple photos on his phone - none of which featured Kamille. 

He was released on $500,000 bond and taken back into custody on Tuesday night.  

Brown was charged with violating probation conditions from a previous kidnapping case involving her own children. She was held without bond.  

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said investigators have not determined any links between the suspects and Kamille or her family.  

'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 three-year-old.' 

The mayor added: 'This is a tough moment for this city. This is a tough moment for this family. 

Alabama Gov Kay Ivey released a statement about the discovery of Kamille's body, which read: 'Given the tragic news that is breaking this evening, I offer my heartfelt condolences to Kamille's family. 

'I offer profound thanks to law enforcement and to all the volunteers who have worked tirelessly in search of this precious little girl. The heart of our state is broke, but we must do all we can to avoid this happening to another family. Our prayers remain with Kamille's family and all who have been touched by this nightmare.'

Police released surveillance video from the night of Kamille's abduction on October 12, which showed her playing with another child outside the Tom Brown public housing projects when two men approached

Police released surveillance video from the night of Kamille's abduction on October 12, which showed her playing with another child outside the Tom Brown public housing projects when two men approached 

One of the men in the video, described by police as a suspect, was seen talking to the two young children before walking out of the frame with them

One of the men in the video, described by police as a suspect, was seen talking to the two young children before walking out of the frame with them

On Friday police released surveillance footage from the night of Kamille's abduction, which showed her playing with another child outside the Tom Brown public housing projects when two men approached.   

Police said the first man to enter the frame, who walked by the children without engaging with them, was a possible witness and urged him to come forward with any relevant information. 

The second man, who was previously known to law enforcement, was described as a suspect in the case.

He was seen talking to the two young children before walking out of the frame with them.  

About half an hour after the surveillance video was recorded, Kamille was reported missing from the playground birthday party at the housing projects at around 8.30pm.  

The man suspected of taking her was believed to have been driving a dark SUV. 

Police released security images from a gas station that showed the vehicle and then man driving it. 

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

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 the night after Kamille disappeared
A witness had spotted the vehicle linked to the kidnapping outside a condominium and alerted authorities

This man was detained for questioning the night after Kamille disappeared. A witness had spotted the vehicle linked to the kidnapping outside a condominium and alerted authorities

Police offered a $28,000 reward for information about Kamille's whereabouts as her family 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 told WBRC last week. 

'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.' 

Kamille's family pleaded for her safe return as police offered a $28,000 reward for information regarding her whereabouts

Kamille's family pleaded for her safe return as police offered a $28,000 reward for information regarding her whereabouts 

Kamille's father, Dominic McKinney, said he would not rest until his daughter was found safe

Kamille's father, Dominic McKinney, said he would not rest until his daughter was found safe

'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,' Dominic McKinney said last week

'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,' Dominic McKinney said last week 

Two suspects arrested after Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney's body found in Alabama dumpster

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