Who is Carlee Russell?
Carlee Russell (full name Carlethia Nichole Russel) is an American woman who came to the limelight after she went missing on July 13, after placing a 911 call about spotting a wandering toddler on the side of the I-459 South. This highway runs south of Birmingham, Lt. Daniel Lowe of Hoover.
At the time, she was driving to her home in Hoover from her job in Birmingham, about 10 miles to the north. She called 911 to say she was stopping her car to check on a child and then called a family member who lost contact with her – though the line remained open.
Carlee Russell Age -Birthday
Russel is 25 years old as of 2023.
Carlee Russell Height
Russell stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Carlee Russell Education
Russell attends The University of Alabama at Birmingham pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Carlee Russell Parents
Russell was born to Talitha Robinson-Russell and Carlos Russell.
Carlee Russell Career
Russell works at Woodhouse Spa Birmingham.
Carlee Russell Abduction – Update
Rusell was allegedly abducted for 49 hours after calling 911 to report a toddler walking alone on the side of the highway. Around 9:34 pm on July 13, Carlee called 911 and said she saw a toddler, presumed to be a boy, wearing a white shirt and diaper wandering alone in the woods nearby. She pulled over with her hazard lights on and was advised by the 911 operator to stay there until help arrived.
She then hung up with the operator and called a family member to inform them about the toddler. During that phone call, Carlee got out of her car and allegedly walked toward the woods before the family member heard a scream and then silence, with the line still open. Police later arriving on the scene found Carlee’s wig and phone on the ground near her car, and her purse in her car, but they didn’t find Carlee or a toddler.
Carlee Russell Press Conference
Russell returned home on Saturday, July 15, alone and on foot around 10:45 p.m. — more than 48 hours after she disappeared. She briefly spoke with Hoover Police and told them that after she got out of her vehicle to check on the toddler, she saw a man come out of the trees who “mumbled that he was checking on the baby, then picked her up and took her over a fence and into a car.”
During a press conference, the Hoover Police Department in Alabama stated Russell’s disappearance, they were “unable to verify” Russell’s statements to police and had no reason to believe that there was a threat to public safety related to this particular case. The investigation was said to be ongoing.