BIRMINGHAM, Ala, - An AMBER Alert for Kamille McKinney has been expanded to surrounding states as the search continues for the 3-year-old girl.
In a news conference Monday morning Birmingham police confirmed a second person of interest was detained in the 3-year-old's abduction. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said there was no new information on her location, but they were committed to finding her.
"It's something that affects not just one community, one part of town," Smith said. "This affects the city. It affects the state. And I think everyone wants to see this young baby found and back home."
McKinney, also known as "Cupcake," was reportedly kidnapped from a birthday party at the Tom Brown Village housing community in Birmingham Saturday night.
Police asked anyone who wanted to submit an anonymous tip about her whereabouts to CrimeStoppers at 205-254-7777.
Governor Ivey issued a statement on the active AMBER Alert for Kamille McKinney.
“Late Saturday evening, an AMBER Alert was issued for Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney, a three-year-old from Birmingham, who was reported to be abducted while outside playing with other children at a birthday party. That amber alert remains active.
“I am staying engaged with law enforcement officials on both the state and local levels. While the search for Kamille and the investigation into the case are ongoing, it is imperative that we remain vigilant and report any information that may help law enforcement bring her home.
“In that light, we are in discussions with Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr to finalize plans for my Office to offer a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) and the location of Kamille.
“At this time, we offer our fervent prayers for law enforcement and all involved in the search. We pray for Kamille’s family and that God will continue to watch over Kamille until she is safely returned home soon.
“Alabama, let’s bring Kamille home!”