CrimeStoppers, Gov. Ivey offer reward in case of missing Birmingham girl

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The Birmingham Police Department says Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney was not found during a Wednesday search of an apartment building.

Posted: Oct 16, 2019 1:03 PM
Updated: Oct 16, 2019 8:14 PM

The Birmingham Police Department reports the reward for finding Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney has been increased.

"Crimestoppers has offered $20,000 cash reward for tips and information leading to the closure of this investigation. What we want is the safe return of Cupcake and her safe passage. Return Cupcake to a nearby Fire station or police Department. Do not place her in unnecessary harm."

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey also has pledged $5,000.

From The Associated Press: Authorities searching for a missing 3-year-old girl who was abducted say a search of a Birmingham, Alabama, apartment complex didn't turn up signs of the child.

Multiple police officers descended on a small apartment development Wednesday morning in Birmingham less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) from where Kamille McKinney was last seen Saturday at a birthday party.

A police spokesman, Sgt. Johnny Williams, says officers were acting on a tip. But he says police searched every apartment and vehicle in the complex and didn't find the child who relatives called "Cupcake."

Authorities say the girl was snatched away from a birthday party outside a housing project Saturday night.

From earlier:

The Birmingham Police Department says Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney was not found during a Wednesday search of an apartment building.

The police department tweeted this statement after some news organizations reported she had been found safe and alive: “We are thoroughly searching for the whereabouts of The missing 3 year old. We have not yet discovered the location of cupcake despite recent social media post. We are still in need of your continuous support if you find any information please call us immediately.”

Kamille, 3, has been missing since Saturday, when she was kidnapped from a birthday party.

If you have any information regarding Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, please contact the Birmingham Police Department hotline at 205-297-8413. An additional tip line is available at 205-297-8413 and you can report anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 205-254-7777.

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