While the search continues for a 3-year-old girl the police said was kidnapped during a birthday party, her family asks someone for information about the kidnapping.
Chamomile "Cupcake" McKinney disappeared around 8:30 pm Saturday from Tom Brown Village social housing community in Avondale. She was out with friends when she disappeared.
"I just want my daughter back. I pay everything, I do everything, "said Kamille's father, 27-year-old Dominic McKinney," Everyone knows cupcake and I'll do anything to bring the baby home. "
According to other children, one man and one An eleven-year-old boy said he had seen a man get out of the SUV, picked up Camomile and put him in the vehicle, and the police did not think this was a custody problem her extended family are also on site.
Chamomile wore a pink Minnie Mouse / leopard print t-shirt and leopard shorts with yellow, white, and blue hair bows, and her shoes were found in the parking lot, so the police believe that she is barefoot.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency gave an emergency Amber Alert at 1
The Suspicious vehicle is a blue or black SUV, possibly a Toyota 4-Runner, with rims and a protruding bumper in peanut butter brown.
Kamilla's father is visibly disturbed since then Camomile disappeared. He said he received the call around 8:50 pm Saturday. "You said my daughter was kidnapped," he said.
He hurried to the scene and spent the whole night searching for her. "I just want my daughter back. I pay everything, I do everything, "McKinney said," Everyone knows cupcake and I'll do anything to bring the baby home. "
McKinney said he had abandoned buildings and schools in the Tom area overnight Brown Village searches, "I will not stop," he said, "If anyone sees cupcake, please bring my cupcake home, it has a lot of people looking after it."
The father of four children said He has no idea why someone would take his child. "She's scared, she's lonely, she does not know what's going on," he said. "She's just a baby, whatever the situation is, whatever they have in front of her, it's none of her business."
He described his daughter as sweet and loveable. "She's a good girl," he said. "She's just a pretty little girl with the most beautiful eyes, she's not the girl who gets in the car with anyone."
McKinney said he nicknamed his first-born daughter right after she was born. He has since tattooed the word "cupcake" on his forearm, as well as the image of a cupcake. "It has a red cherry on top," he told reporters.
McKinney asked what he would say to the person who took his daughter with him. "It's a sick man, it's enough going on."
He said he would not give up until camomile is safe. "We will pray and hope for the best," he said. "We'll find her if that's the last thing I put on this earth."
The mood around Tom Brown Village was gloomy Sunday morning. The police raided the area again and distributed flyers with Kamille's photo.
Resident Rinda Williams, who raises three of her 12 grandchildren, said it was a heartbreaking situation.
"I'm tough on these kids, I do not know. Do not let them out and run," Williams said. "I think now they see why I will not let them go, because people take children and do things."
"It hurt me, and it hurt us, we cried all night," Williams said. "We feel that the baby is part of us. We are all together in this community. I never thought that would have happened. I do not want this to happen to anyone else. We could not sleep because we knew she was out there without her parents. "
The police said that they are doing everything they can to find them." A kidnapping like this, a kid being brought off the street, is by no means common in the city of Birmingham, "said Scott Praytor, deputy police chief "We try to make sure that we bring this child back to her family."
Praytor said that treating Kamille's disappearance as a foreign kidnapping, but not excluding a scenario. "Every time a 3-year-old is not present Praytor said,
The police said they had been in contact with the FBI and the US Marshal Service and had all the resources available from the BPD in search. " We're doing all the stops to find out what happened to chamomile, "Praytor said.
The authorities are calling on the community to provide the police with all the information that could help them find chamomile." Nothing brings a city together like the well-being of a child. And if you look at that child and the smile on that child's face, it should bring the whole city together to help us find that child, "he said." It's imperative that we find this child. " To the person or people who have chamomile, Praytor said the following: "We ask you not to pursue this further. You can take them to a fire station, a police station, a hospital, anywhere you can safely deliver the child so that it can be returned to their family. "
" We have a family that is very upset, friends that are very excited, a community that is currently very excited. ", he said. "We will stay in this case until we find chamomile."
Praytor said that anyone who had children at the birthday party was present, or anyone who was around to inform the investigators about it. "It's possible that some people do not know what happened and saw something," he said. "Everyone whose child was at the party, call us."
He also said that there are many companies in the 41st Street and Messer Airport Highway area that may have surveillance cameras that record the suspect's vehicle as it drove off the scene. "If you have video cameras in your company or at home, please contact us," he said. "We feel we still have hot leads and we keep track of them as we speak."
"10 seconds missing is too long, we want to find chamomile as soon as possible," said Praytor. "We will be out here all day. We will track each lane to its end.
Anyone with information is requested to call 911 immediately or the Birmingham Police Department at 205-254-0841. Tippers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.