The police have revealed that they are interrogating two suspects about the disappearance of the Alabama toddler who was abducted Saturday night from a birthday party.
Camomile McKinney, also known as & # 39; Cupcake & # 39 ;, was torn away around 8:30 pm on Saturday and pulled into a dark SUV from outside a social housing community in Birmingham.
A state-wide Amber Alert issued the same night has now been extended to adjacent areas.
Birmingham Police Commissioner, Patrick Smith, announced today that the authorities have two interested persons in custody.
He said that there is no direct link with the interested parties and the family of Kamille, and he believes that more suspects are involved in her abduction.
He also revealed that Kamille & # 39; s family delayed reporting her missing for several hours, but he did not state why, reasoning that parents often postpone reporting missing people because they think they can find them themselves.
Birmingham police have two suspects in custody of the kidnapping of three-year-old Chamomile & # 39; Cupcake & # 39; McKinney, the police announced at a press conference on Monday
On Monday, Patrick Smith, Birmingham Police Commissioner, announced that authorities have two interested people interrogated by investigators and they do not seem to have a direct relationship with her family
& # 39; We remain absolutely hopeful that she is still alive and we will bring her back to her family & # 39 ;, said Smith alongside Mayor Randall Woodfin on Monday (right)
He revealed that despite thorough searching for hours, authorities still have no clues about the toddler's whereabouts.
He added that the Amber Alert is being extended to cover surrounding states and that authorities are not sure whether the toddler is still in Birmingham or Alabama.
& # 39; We will not end our order items until we have found a solution. We remain committed to locating the three-year-old baby, & police chief Smith said in Monday's press conference. & # 39; This is something that does not affect just one community, it affects the entire city. The whole state. And I think everyone wants this young baby to be found and brought back home. & # 39;
He said the suspects in custody answered questions.
& # 39; We remain absolutely hopeful that she is still alive and we will bring her back to her family, & # 39; Smith added.
Police initially said that a white man and a black man were suspected of seizing Kamille. They think the couple used candy to seduce children.
The search for Kamille saw a breakthrough on Sunday when police detained two people from Woodside Condominiums in Center Point after being tipped by the locals around 8 p.m.
Initially it was reported that the police took a man into custody, on Monday the police clarified that two people were being taken from that apartment.
On Sunday evening, the police arrested a man (left) suspected of snatching three-year-old Kamille McKinney from a birthday party in Birmingham, Alabama
Police said a white woman and a black man were suspected of seizing Kamille. Authorities have released surveillance images of the male suspect and the SUV in which they were to travel. Cops confirmed that they have found this Toyota Sequioa
Cops have released surveillance footage of the man and the vehicle in which he was driving – a Toyota Sequoia on Sunday. Later that same day they found the vehicle and found that man and brought him in for questioning.
Police arrived on site after a person saw the vehicle outside the Woodside Condominiums and warned the authorities. The apartments are approximately 10 miles from the area where Kamille was abducted.
Authorities said they feared that Chamomile was in extreme danger.
The toddler's father, Dominic McKinney, told it AL.com that he was relieved that the suspect had been caught but would not rest until his daughter was found safe.
The man was detained for interrogation on Sunday evening after a person saw the vehicle outside the Woodside Condominiums and warned the authorities
& # 39; I feel a little better that they have it, but the search continues because Cupcake is still not at home & he said.
An Amber Alert was issued for the toddler, whose family her & # 39; Cupcake & # 39; calls, after someone in a dark SUV grabbed her while she was outside the house with friends and then drove away
& # 39; We're still not stopping. I feel better that they caught him, but until I see that baby, they can catch him all day. We will find her tonight. & # 39;
McKinney had previously made a desperate plea for his daughter's return.
& # 39; I mean, she's three, man. She's innocent. I just want my baby back at the end of the day like someone else would, & he said WBRC.
& # 39; I just want my daughter back. I will pay for everything, I will set everything up, & he said.
& # 39; Everyone knows Cupcake and I will do anything to bring that baby back home.
& # 39; She's scared, she's lonely, she doesn't know what's going on. She's just a baby. Whatever the situation, whatever they are going on, it does not concern her. & # 39;
McKinney has the nickname of his daughter tattooed on his arm, along with an image of a cupcake.
The toddler's father, Dominic McKinney, told AL.com that he had caught the suspect who had been caught but would not rest until his daughter was found safe
& # 39; I mean, she's three, man. She's innocent. I just want my baby back at the end of the day like someone else would, & said the father of Kamille
Although the police have not found a direct connection with those interested who are currently in custody with the family of Kamille – her father says she would not get into a car with a stranger.
& # 39; She's just a pretty little girl with the prettiest eyes. She is not the girl who will get into the car with just anyone, & he said.
The Amber Alert for Chamomile says she is three feet tall and weighs 60 pounds.
The moment she was taken, Kamille wore a pink Minnie Mouse T-shirt and had yellow, white and blue bows in her hair.
Birmingham vice chief Scott Praytor said investigators asked homes or businesses in the Avondale area near the Tom Brown Village public housing complex to share camera images with the police.
Praytor said there were no indications that the abduction is a problem with child custody.
Anyone with information should call the Birmingham police tipline at 205-297-8413 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777
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