AMBER ALERT: Person of interest detained as search for kidnapped toddler continues

A person of interest was taken into custody in connection with a 3-year-old Alabama girl’s suspected kidnapping from a birthday party on Saturday night.

Birmingham police confirmed to WVTM late Sunday that they took a man in for questioning. The man reportedly lives at the Woodside Condominiums in Center Point, where police said they also located a Toyota Sequoia that they sought in their investigation concerning missing toddler Kamille McKinney.

McKinney was reportedly last seen on Saturday at around 8:30 p.m. at a birthday party in Birmingham. Authorities issued an AMBER Alert on Sunday.

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Alicia Renda, a Woodside Condominiums resident, told the news station that the person of interest’s first name is Patrick. She said Patrick and his girlfriend were taken into custody and that they have lived downstairs for about a month. She also stated that the Toyota Sequoia police had sought “definitely” belongs to Patrick.

Authorities have not yet publicly identified the person of interest.

WVTM filmed the vehicle being towed from the property. Renda said she has not seen McKinney but suggested that her neighbors spotted the car and contacted police.

McKinney was described as being roughly 3 feet tall, weighing 60 pounds, and having brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a pink and leopard-print Minnie Mouse shirt with leopard-print shorts. She also wearing blue, white, and yellow hair bows.

Anyone with information regarding Kamille McKinney’s whereabouts should call the Birmingham Police Department tipline at 205-297-8413 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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[Featured image: Kamille McKinney/Alabama Law Enforcement]