A 49-hour search was started after Carlee Russell, an Alabama woman who admitted to fabricating her own kidnapping, turned herself in and was charged with filing false reports. Falsely reporting an event and reporting an incident to law enforcement officials are both misdemeanor charges against the 26-year-old, Carlee Russell.
What Has Carlee Russell reported to 911?
Carlee Russell called 911 on July 13 to report seeing a young child walking alone along the roadway. She claimed to be traveling home from her work in Birmingham, which is around ten miles away from Hoover. Russell’s car, along with her wig, phone, and purse, were discovered by the officers who responded to her initial 911 call. Neither Carlee Russell nor the kid could be seen. Numerous police officers searched for the missing nursing student after she disappeared. Authorities even offered a $25,000 reward.
Around 10:45 p.m. on July 15, Carlee Russell returned home on foot, according to Hoover police. Following her return, investigators spoke with Carlee Russell briefly and said they were unable to verify most of her initial statement. Hoover Police Chief, Nick Derzis, said during a press conference on Friday that HPD are still unsure of what exactly Carlee Russell was doing during the 49 hours she was missing.
She stated that a man with orange hair and bald spots abducted her while he pretended to be checking on a young child. She was put in car against her will, given a blindfold, and driven to a house. She alleged that they simply snapped pictures of her without making any physical or sexual contact. She managed to get away, ran through the woods. When she got home, Carlee Russell received medical treatment before being released.
The Truth Behind Carlee Russell’s Disappearance
Her claim that she was kidnapped was called into question by Russell’s online behavior. The police discovered web searches including “Do you have to pay for an Amber Alert?” It was also discovered that searches for bus tickets from Birmingham to Nashville with a departure date of July 13 were also found in her phone’s search history. In a published article of CNN, the chief stated that he believe that the searches on Carlee Russell’s phone are very relevant to this case.
The numerous unsolved case of missing Black Americans have received attention as a result of Carlee Russell’s abduction. However, according to the co-founder of the Black and Missing foundation, false reports like Carlee Russell’s are rare. Carlee Russell, age 26, is charged of filing false reports to law enforcement officials and falsely reporting an incident, all of which are misdemeanors.