The Latest: Woman denies link to Alabama child abduction

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Alabama Kidnapping

This undated photo released by the FBI shows 3-year-old Kamille McKinney, who police say has been missing since she was abducted while attending a birthday party on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (FBI via AP)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the abduction of a young girl in Alabama (all times local):

12:20 p.m.

A woman described as a person of interest in the abduction of a 3-year-old Alabama girl is denying any involvement.

Attorneys for 29-year-old Derick Irisha Brown of Birmingham released a statement Friday saying she had no role in the kidnapping and hopes for the safe return of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney.

The statement says the woman is "horrified" at the child's disappearance.

Brown and a man were arrested earlier this week after being described as persons of interest in the child's abduction from a birthday party last weekend.

Police say Brown and Patrick Stallworth are charged with crimes unrelated to the child's disappearance.


11:45 a.m.

A lawyer for a man who was arrested after a girl was abducted in Alabama says his client has nothing to do with the disappearance.

Defense attorney Emory Anthony told a news conference Friday that 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth doesn't know anything about what happened to 3-year-old Kamille McKinney.

Anthony calls finding the girl the "top priority."

Police have identified Stallworth and a woman as persons of interest in the disappearance of the girl, who's called "Cupcake" by relatives. Both were arrested on charges unrelated to her abduction, and Stallworth is free on bond.

Anthony says Stallworth did own a vehicle sought by police, but he denies having anything to do with the girl or knowing her family.

Police say they girl was grabbed from a birthday party last Saturday.