Kennedy Hoyle

Missing Newborn’s Dad Says He Threw Her in River After Luring Baby’s Mother to Her Death: Police

The father of a missing Tennessee baby reportedly admitted he threw the newborn into the Mississippi River after shooting and killing her mother.

According to NBC 5, Brandon Isabelle was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder and related offenses. Isabelle allegedly told investigators that he killed 27-year-old Danielle Hoyle before abducting their 2-day-old baby, Kennedy Hoyle.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Kennedy was last seen Tuesday with her mother. Police found Danielle shot to death near her car, which was found abandoned near Sedgwick Drive in Levi Road in Memphis. Hoyle’s body was located near her vehicle.

“The preliminary information revealed that the victim had been shot. Additionally, officers were advised that the victim’s 2-day-old child, Kennedy Hoyle, was last seen with the victim; however, no child was located,” Memphis police said Tuesday.

News Channel 3 reports that family members said they last heard from Hoyle on Tuesday when she said she was taking the baby to get vaccinations. Police later informed them that they found a body and vehicle, but the infant was missing.

According to a police report, Isabelle told investigators that he lured Hoyle to the Levi and Sedgwick area before shooting her. He then reportedly admitted that he took the baby from the vehicle and traveled to Island Park and the Upper Mud Island Boat Ramp, where he threw Kennedy in the water.

“I want him to suffer like he made my baby suffer,” Danielle’s mother, April Campbell, said. “I want him to hurt. I don’t want it to be easy for him. I want him to suffer. He needs to suffer. Why would you hurt a baby?”

Danielle and Kennedy/TBI Handout

Police continue to search for Kennedy, although they confirmed she is likely deceased. She was last seen wearing pink pants and a black and white polka dot onesie. She weighs six pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about the case should call Memphis Police at 901-545-2677 or call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

The story is developing. Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo via TBI]