Remains believed to be those of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, abducted 10 days ago from a Birmingham birthday party, were recovered Tuesday night.
Birmingham police and FBI agents found the remains in a dumpster. The discovery may have capped a tragic end to a massive search that began Oct. 12, and has kept the Birmingham-area community and beyond on edge ever since.
Police plan to charge Patrick Stallworth, 39, and 29-year-old Derick Irisha Brown with capital murder and kidnapping in Kamille’s death, Police Chief Patrick Smith said.
Smith said police have not established any link between Stallworth and Brown and Kamille’s family and addressed speculation of the family’s involvement. Kamille’s mother did not give interviews at the request of the police, Smith said.
“We did not see the benefit of throwing the mother in front of the camera,” Smith said.
The day after Kamille’s abduction, police arrested Stallworth and impounded his Toyota SUV after he was identified as a man seen in surveillance footage at an Avondale store near the time of Kamille’s abduction. His Toyota Sequoia matched the description given by other children in the area at the time who said a man had been handing candy to kids at Tom Brown Village.
Stallworth has been charged with seven counts of child porn after police found images on his cell phone during the abduction investigation.
Brown remains held without bond after authorities filed a motion Tuesday to revoke her bond in a 2018 case in which Brown is accused of abducting her three children from DHR custody.