Catherine McKinney and her boyfriend Dakota Hill have been charged with murder in the death of missing four year old Serenity McKinney. According to police reports Serenity McKinney was reported missing on Christmas Eve 2020 by her Grandfather. Since her disappearance Catherine McKinney has not been helpful to law enforcement in finding her four year old daughter Serenity Ann. Now police have arrested both Catherine McKinney and Dakota Hill after Serenity Ann body was found on February 18, 2022 in a wooded area near Jefferson County-Bullitt County line in Kentucky. Catherine McKinney and Dakota Hill have been charged with murder and abuse of corpse charges.
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Two people have been arrested for murder in connection with the disappearance of 4-year-old Serenity McKinney, according to the Kentucky State Police.
Dakota Hill, 26, and Katherine McKinney, 21, both of Shepherdsville, have been arrested and charged with murder and abuse of a corpse. McKinney is Serenity’s mother.
According to the KSP, around 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Serenity’s body was found in a wooded area near the 1300 block of Skyview Road near the Jefferson County-Bullitt County line
Her body was taken by the Bullitt County Coroner’s Office to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville with an autopsy scheduled for sometime on Saturday.
KSP, along with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office, charged Catherine McKinney and Hill, her boyfriend with murder and corpse abuse charges.
They were both in custody at the Shelby County Detention Center after being charged for custodial interference by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
They had been arrested last week in Kansas on those charges before being extradited back to Kentucky.
Serenity was last seen around Christmastime in 2020. Relatives said they had not talked to the girl in over a year.