Alabama Woman Missing After Highway Incident Safely Returns Home

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A 25-year-old woman from Alabama, Carlethia “Carlee” Nichole Russell, disappeared under mysterious circumstances after encountering a toddler wandering along a highway, however, she has now safely returned home, affirming police reports from Sunday.

The Alabama woman’s missing status was established after she abruptly lost contact while on a phone call with a family member, post alerting authorities about a toddler walking alongside Interstate 459 South.

It was around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday when Russell, who had just clocked out from work and may have been returning home with some food, spotted the toddler near mile marker 11.

She immediately called 911 and paused her journey to check on the child, keeping a family member informed about the unfolding situation through a call.

Unfortunately, the line soon went dead but remained open, cutting the family member off from her communication.

Police Investigation and Clues

Upon reaching the scene, Hoover police found Russell’s vehicle abandoned and some of her possessions scattered nearby, but the Alabama woman was missing, and there was no sign of the toddler she had reportedly seen.