In a remarkable turn of events, Carlee Russell, the 25-year-old nursing student who went missing in Alabama, has been found and safely returned to her family. Her sudden disappearance had triggered a statewide search, captivating the community for two long days.1
On Saturday night, Carlee Russell, after an extraordinary journey, made her way back to her family’s residence on foot. The Hoover, Alabama, police department was immediately notified, and they promptly arrived at approximately 10:45 pm to escort her to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation and care.
The extraordinary chain of events began on Thursday night when Carlee Russell, displaying immense courage and compassion, made a fateful 911 call. She reported a distressed sight—a young child, donned only in a diaper, wandering aimlessly along the interstate in Hoover.2
Upon receiving Carlee’s alarming report, the community sprang into action, launching a two-day statewide search effort. Concerned citizens, law enforcement agencies, and volunteers tirelessly scoured the area, their collective determination fueling the pursuit to locate the missing nursing student.3