The tragic disappearance of Carlethia’ Carlee’ Nichole Russell has a miraculous happy ending. She was found alive and returned home on Saturday, July 15, two days after she mysteriously went missing from a highway.
Carlee’s loved ones, her community, and hundreds of search volunteers can breathe a sigh of relief. WBRC reports the Hoover Police Department received a 911 call confirming Carlee’s return at 10:45 p.m.
The 25-year-old was found and returned to her family. First responders examined Carlee at home and took her to UAB Hospital for further evaluation. Loved ones gathered outside the hospital overnight as soon as the news broke.
— WBRC FOX6 News (@WBRCnews) July 16, 2023
Friends and family held a vigil to pray for Carlee to come home safely on Friday. Wasting no precious time in the first 48 hours, volunteers gathered in massive search parties. CrimeStoppers offered a $55,000 reward for information on her whereabouts.
— Mwasi Sans Niongo (@jenny_gxo) July 16, 2023
A few hours before Carlee returned home, police released enhanced traffic camera footage from Interstate 459. The clip shows her car pulled over with the hazard lights on as she appeared to step out of the vehicle.
— Fast News Network (@fastnewsnet) July 16, 2023
Read more about Carlee Russell’s case and return home two days after her disappearance after the flip.