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‘Carlee’ Russell Found Alive: Missing Alabama Woman Hospitalized And ‘In Shock’ After Mysterious Highway Disappearance

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.

Source: Hoover Police Department / Hoover PD

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.

A crowd of Carlee Russell’s family and friends are gathered outside UAB Hospital anxiously waiting on an update.

— 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.

This is why we need to make the biggest noise when a black woman or girl disappears, we need to bully new stations to post and report #CarleeRussell

— 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.

#BREAKING Local news reporting that Carlee was dropped off at home and appeared to be in shock #CarleeRussell #MissingPerson

— 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.

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