Just five days after her birth, Kennedy Hoyle’s family is grieving the chance of ever getting to know her. Now her father is reportedly taking responsibility.
In an interview with Kennedy’s maternal grandmother, April Campbell, she told People that Kennedy’s mother, Danielle, “was the kindest lady you could ever meet. She didn’t bother anyone.”
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In addition to being Kennedy’s mother, Danielle was also the mother of a 10-year-old named Riyah. As April tells People, Riyah was thrilled to become a big sister.
“All my grandbaby knows is my daughter,” April said about Riyah. “All she does is cry and say she wants her mama.” April said Danielle and Riyah were the best of friends.
Now April is planning two funerals after Kennedy’s father allegedly shot Danielle in the head, an affidavit obtained by People reports. The affidavit further alleges that after killing Danielle, her father Brandon Isabelle threw their child into a nearby river.
Kennedy’s body has yet to be found. “I have to put my eyes on Kennedy to know she is gone,” April said. However, the search for Kennedy continues.
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As Mamas Uncut previously reported, following a 24-hour search for 2-day-old Kennedy Hoyle, authorities are presuming she is deceased. Memphis police now have Kennedy’s father, Brandon Isabelle, in custody.
Isabelle has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, murder in the perpetration of aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated kidnapping, and tampering/fabricating with evidence. While being interrogated, Isabelle waived his rights and reportedly admitted to the murders.
Fox 13 News reports that police have found evidence that leads them to believe that Kennedy is no longer alive. An Amber Alert was issued for the infant after her mother was discovered dead on February 1 around 11:15 p.m.
According to an affidavit, police found Kennedy’s car seat in a nearby Walmart parking lot. After arresting Isabelle, he told police that he lured Danielle and Kennedy to a remote location before he shot the mother and “tossed” Kennedy into the water after driving to Island Park and the Upper Mud Island Boat Ramp.
As the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reveals, authorities discovered Danielle’s abandoned vehicle near Levi Road. Near the vehicle was the body of 27-year-old Danielle Hoyle, the infant’s mother.
Authorities say Danielle had been shot to death and because Kennedy was last seen with Danielle, they are concerned for Kennedy’s safety. Kennedy was not found anywhere near the abandoned vehicle.
As Mamas Uncut reported, family members say, the last they knew, Danielle was taking Kennedy to receive her shots.
The Amber Alerts states that Kennedy was last seen wearing a black and white polka dot onesie with pink pants. She weighs just 6 pounds and measures 17-inches long with brown hair and brown eyes.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking anyone with any information about where Kennedy could be to notify them at 1-800-TBI-FIND or call the Memphis Police Department at 901-545-2677.
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