A plea to kidnapper days into search for 3-year-old girl: 'Bring this baby home'

Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney was playing at a birthday party when she disappeared.

October 15, 2019, 8:02 PM

Birmingham, Alabama, police said Tuesday evening they have charged two persons of interest brought in as they search for a missing 3-year-old girl, but all charges are unrelated to the disappearance.

The Birmingham community is pleading for the safe return of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, days after she was allegedly abducted.

On Tuesday, police announced Patrick Stallworth, 39, was arrested on four outstanding warrants for possession of child pornography and three warrants for possession with intent to distribute child pornography. He is being held on $500,000 bond. Derrick Irisha Brown, 29, is being held on a probation violation for a previous kidnapping case, police said.

Both were questioned about the girl's disappearance, but police have not called either a suspect in McKinney's case.

At a Monday night vigil, Jasmaine Deloach, the head of Angel Arms Operation Exploited and Missing Persons in Birmingham, spoke directly to the unknown person who took Kamille.

"She might not even remember who you are, so if you have any heart, please let her go," Deloach said. "She's a little kid that barely probably can even say what color you are."

PHOTO: Kamille McKinney in an undated photo.
Kamille McKinney in an undated photo.
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

"I do not want you to harm her," Deloach said. "Don't have any kind of hate in your heart to hurt that child. We're asking and we're begging and we're pleading ... bring this baby home."

Kamille was playing with other children at an outdoor birthday party in Birmingham on Saturday night when she vanished, authorities said. An Amber Alert was issued.

Investigators believe Kamille was picked up by an unknown man in an older, dark-colored Toyota Sequoia with beige trim. The vehicle was found Sunday after police received tips from citizens, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said.

Smith said Monday that police had no information on Kamille's whereabouts but two persons of interest were being questioned. They have not been charged, Smith said Tuesday.

"I just want to thank everybody for being here. Just continue to pray for Cupcake's safe return," the little girl's grandmother, Lekisha Simpson, said at Monday's vigil. "To the public, to everybody, if you see say something, say something. If you know, don't be afraid to say."

Smith also urged the public to help at a Tuesday news conference. Rewards totaling $6,000 have been offered for information.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to immediately call 911 or Birmingham police at 205-254-1757.

Deloach said if the kidnapper does not want to call police, he or she can call the Angel Arms Operation missing persons group at 205-585-8076.