3-year-old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney still missing after sheriff says he received misinformation from deputies


Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney

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Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway said he received incorrect information from his deputies and that Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney has not been found, according to our sister station WIAT.

After news outlets began reporting Pettway's initial claim that the girl was found, Birmingham police followed up, tweeting, "We have not yet discovered the location of cupcake despite recent social media posts. We are still in need of your continuous support if you find any information please call us immediately."

The sheriff has since come forward to confirm that the information he got from deputies was wrong.

Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney was last seen Saturday, said Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin with the Birmingham police. She was believed to be in extreme danger after she was possibly abducted by a man and woman, according to the Amber Alert.

Witnesses told police a woman in a dark-colored SUV left the party with Kamille, possibly in a Toyota 4Runner with beige trim, according to a news release from Birmingham police.

Mauldin told CNN the vehicle had been located, but authorities were still canvassing the area looking for Kamille.

Dominic McKinney, the girl's father, told WIAT Saturday he gave his daughter the nickname "cupcake."

"It was something I came up with," McKinney said. "When she came out, she was all cute and red with little brown eyes and I said, 'That's my cupcake.'"

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