Body of Kidnapped Girl, 3, Found in Dumpster

'Tonight our entire city is mourning. Kamille is gone'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2019 3:49 AM CDT
Body of Kidnapped Girl, 3, Found in Dumpster
This photo provided by the Birmingham Police Department shows Patrick Devone Stallworth.   (Birmingham Police Department via AP, File)

Heartbreaking news from Alabama: The body of kidnapped 3-year-old Kamille McKinney has been found, more than a week after her father pleaded for people to "please bring me my Cupcake back home." Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith says the body of Kamille, who was last seen at an outdoor birthday party Oct. 12, was found in a dumpster at a landfill, NBC reports. Police say they plan to charge Patrick Stallworth and his girlfriend, Derick Brown, with kidnapping and capital murder. The suspects are not connected to Kamille's family, Smith says. Brown and Stallworth were arrested within 24 hours of the abduction. After the arrests, Stallworth was charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography, reports Police say none of the images found on his phone were of Kamille.

Stallworth, who had been freed on bail, was arrested again Tuesday night, WBRC reports. After he was first arrested, police said his Toyota SUV matched the description given by children who said a man had been handing out candy the night of the kidnapping. Brown remained in custody for a probation violation from a previous kidnapping involving her children. "We believe that this was something they thought about and acted upon. They saw an opportunity to take a young child and they did," Smith told reporters. "Tonight our entire city is mourning. Kamille is gone," said Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. "Ripped away from her family. The pain her family is enduring is unimaginable." (Read more Alabama stories.)

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