BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Latest on the kidnapping of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney (all times local):
10/23- 4 p.m. – City of Birmingham and Mayor Woodfin hold a vigil for Cupcake and her family in Linn Park.
10:30 p.m. 5 DAYS HAVE PASSED SINCE “CUPCAKE’S” ABDUCTION
We have entered the fifth day of searching for 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney after she was abducted from a birthday party in Tom Brown Village.
Despite still not having a major break in the case, members of the community are still holding out hope.
Authorities have offered rewards that will lead to “Cupcake’s” rescue. Other activits implore the kidnappers to release her as soon as possible.
“A lot of people might say, I’m scared. I’m scared to turn her in,” Sheila Tyson with the Jefferson County Commission said. “You put a little incentive behind it, it’ll give a lot of people courage in order to do something.”
No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as the search for “Cupcake” continues Friday.
In the days since Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney first went missing, friends and family have exhaustively searched for the 3-year-old across Birmingham, from handing out flyers to searching places where they think she is.
On Thursday, police officers and volunteers went back through Tom Brown Villa, where Cupcake was last seen, to search again. CBS 42’s Jessalyn Adams joined the search and spoke with volunteers about what drove them to keep looking for the girl.
Patrick Devone Stallworth, one of the two individuals taken in for questioning in relation to the abduction of Cupcake but charged in an unrelated case, has been released on bond.
Stallworth, 39, was arrested Tuesday and charged with four counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of child pornography with the intent to distribute. According to Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith, images of underage girls were found on Stallworth’s phone.
He was held on a $500,000 bond. According to the Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer, he posted bond and was released at 3:22 a.m. Thursday.
How Stallworth posted bond remains unclear. In court documents filed Thursday to appoint a lawyer for him, District Judge Katrina Ross wrote that Stallworth was indigent and was “without funds and unable to employ counsel.” Emory Anthony has been appointed as Stallworth’s attorney.
Stallworth’s preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.
Derick Irisha Brown, 29, is also a person of interest in the Cupcake case and is being held in jail without bond. Brown is the center of a separate case where she is charged with kidnapping her three children from DHR at gunpoint last year after losing custody of them.
Day 5 in the search for Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney
The Jefferson County Commission has approved $8,000 to be included in the $20,000 CrimeStoppers reward for information that could lead to the recovery of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney. There is an additional reward of a $5,000 reward provided by the office of Gov. Kay Ivey,
Lashunda Scales, District 1, stated, “The commission’s desire is to support law enforcement by way of Crime Stoppers for the safe return of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney.”
Anyone with information related to Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney’s kidnapping is urged to contact Birmingham Police at (205) 297-8413. Tips may also be directed to Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777. Those wishing to contribute to Crime Stoppers’ reward may donate by calling (205) 224-5003.
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