The father of a newborn who was kidnapped Wednesday morning as the mother was shot to death has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, according to the Memphis Police Department.
MPD said Brandon Isabelle was arrested after kidnapping 2-day-old Kennedy Hoyle and shooting Kennedy’s mother to death. Police confirmed that the mother was 27-year-old Danielle Hoyle.
Police said that Kennedy has not been found yet, but that evidence suggests that the 2-day-old girl is deceased. The search will continue to recover her remains, MPD said.
Isabelle has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, murder in the perpetration of aggravated kidnapping and tampering/fabricating with evidence in connection to the deaths of Danielle and Kennedy Hoyle.
UPDATE: 5:07 P.M.
Family members of 2-day-old baby Kennedy Hoyle confirmed to FOX13 that Kennedy’s car seat was found abandoned at a Walmart in Whitehaven Wednesday afternoon. The family also confirms to FOX13 that Kennedy’s mother who was shot and killed was 27-year-old Danielle Hoyle.
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