Local and state officials in Alabama are offering a cash award for information that leads to the safe return of a 3-year-old girl who vanished on Saturday night.
The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and Governor Kay Ivey are reportedly offering $5,000 awards, and an anonymous citizen is offering $1,000, for information leading to the discovery of Kamille McKinney. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said during Tuesday’s press conference that authorities believe the missing toddler is still in the area, according to WIAT.
McKinney was reportedly last seen on Saturday at around 8:30 p.m. at a birthday party in the Tom Brown Village. Authorities issued an AMBER Alert on Sunday.
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Smith said they have two persons of interest in custody in connection with McKinney’s disappearance. Charges haven’t been filed against the pair but an update is forthcoming, he said.
In addition to the $11,000 reward, a local attorney has offered to represent McKinney’s abductor in exchange for her safe return. Eric Guster, of the Guster Law Firm, said during a Facebook Live broadcast on Tuesday that he’s offering his services to the abductor for $1.
The lawyer explained that he will not represent the abductor at trial but will preserve their anonymity as part of an attorney-client privilege.
Police reportedly apprehended the two persons of interest at the Woodside Condominiums in Center Point, where they also located a Toyota Sequoia that they sought in their ongoing investigation. Authorities haven’t publically released their identities.
McKinney is described as being roughly 3 feet tall, weighing 60 pounds, and with 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]