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Kamille McKinney

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Kamille McKinney
BornKamille Dantrice McKinney
April 22, 2016 (2016-04-22)
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
💀DiedOctober 12, 2019 (2019-10-13) (aged 3)
Birmingham, Alabama, United StatesOctober 12, 2019 (2019-10-13) (aged 3)
Cause of deathStrangulation
Body discoveredOctober 22, 2019
Birmingham, Alabama
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
💼 Occupation
Murder victim

Kamille Dantrice McKinney (April 22, 2016 – October 12, 2019) was a 3-year-old American girl who was abducted and murdered after being dropped off at a birthday party.

Case history[edit]

On October 12, 2019, McKinney was strangled and placed in a dumpster by two suspects.[1][2] The case opened when McKinney was kidnapped at a birthday party in the evening.[3] During the investigation, Kamille's family had pleaded everyone for the return of Kamille McKinney.[4] Police had release surveillance footage showing two children including Kamille following a man in black clothing.[5] Witness said that a man snatched McKinney to a Toyota SUV.[6] Two people (Devone Stallworth and Derick Irisha Brown) were charged with capital murder for murdering McKinney and could face the death penalty if convicted.[7] According to the suspects, they claim no role in murdering Kamille.[8] According to intelligence company, Leo Technologies, one of the suspects purchased candy in relation to the kidnapping and murder to McKinney.[9]

Aftermath[edit]

A prayer vigil was held at city hall to honor McKinney.[10] Her funeral was held at a church and she was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.[7][11] A Change.org petition called for the federal government to sign a bill that will install cameras designed to protect anyone in multi-residential complexes.[12] A school football team had worn a cupcake emblem in her honor as a reference to her nickname.[13] During the 2019 Magic City Classic, the halftime show honored her by waving purple flags and balloons while forming her name.[14]

See also[edit]

  • List of solved missing person cases

References[edit]

  1. "Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney died by suffocation the same day she was kidnapped in Alabama". October 25, 2019.
  2. "Grausamer Fund: Polizei spürt Überreste von 3-jährigem Mädchen in Müllcontainern auf!". TAG24.
  3. "Sunday search turns up no sign of Kamille McKinney". al. October 20, 2019.
  4. Gooden, Ashley (October 13, 2019). "Father of Kamille McKinney pleads for someone to bring his little girl home". WSET.
  5. CNN, Madeline Holcombe, Douglas Wood and Jason Hanna. "An Alabama 3-year-old has been missing nearly a week. Police hope a new video helps lead them to her". CNN.
  6. "Fear grips neighborhood where girl disappeared". al. October 17, 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney's was asphyxiated, officials say; suspects could face death penalty". www.cbsnews.com.
  8. "Kamille McKinney Kidnapping: People Of Interest Claim No Role". Birmingham, AL Patch. October 18, 2019.
  9. "Technology that led to recoveries of Aniah Blanchard, Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney could help solve Alabama's prison crisis". November 26, 2019.
  10. Press, The Associated. "Prayer vigil held in honor of Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney". Tuscaloosa News.
  11. "Carriage takes Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney to final resting place". al. October 27, 2019.
  12. Donley, Andrew (November 1, 2019). "Thousands sign petition calling for video cameras at public housing after McKinney's death". WBMA.
  13. Davenport, Fred (November 21, 2019). "Bessemer youth football team honors Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney" – via www.wvtm13.com.
  14. Krift, Bro. "Alabama A&M band honors 'Cupcake' McKinney during halftime show after 3-year-old's body found". USA TODAY.

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