Missing 3-year-old Kamille McKinney not found in morning search

Police searched for Kamille McKinney on Jefferson Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama, on Oct. 16, 2019. | Source: ABC 33/40

Law enforcement officers converged on a neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama, in the hopes of finding a missing 3-year-old girl.

Posted: Oct 16, 2019 1:19 PM
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 3:21 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WTVA) - Police responded to a Birmingham neighborhood Wednesday morning in the hopes of finding missing 3-year-old Kamille McKinney.

She disappeared on Saturday from a birthday party.

Members of the girl's family, including McKinney’s grandmother Lekisha Simpson, were at the Marlin Apartments as law enforcement officers searched, ABC 33/40 reported.

Simpson said investigators were following a tip that the girl was seen nearby.

"I'm afraid this is a false lead, and she's really been taken somewhere else across town," Simpson said, according to ABC 33/40.

Birmingham Police later confirmed they did not find McKinney.

A police spokesman said someone reported seeing the girl, but the sighting was a case of mistaken identity. 

A man and a woman described as persons of interest were arrested and charged with crimes that police said were unrelated to the girl's disappearance, The Associated Press reported.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and a private citizen are offering two rewards, totaling $6,000, for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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