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