Carlee Russell Acted Alone, Lawyer says "There was no kidnapping my client did not see a baby"

Carlee Russell, the woman who went missing earlier this month after she reported seeing a toddler walking along an Alabama interstate, admitted to police Monday that she was not kidnapped and there was no child on the side of the road.

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Derzis read the statement in which Russell asked for forgiveness.

“My client apologizes for her actions to the community, the volunteers who were searching for her, to the Hoover Police Department and other agencies, as well as to her friends and family,’’ Anthony wrote. “We ask for your prayers for Carlee as she addresses her issues.”

Derzis added that based on the facts announced last week, the department “knew it was a hoax” and said possible charges would be discussed with the local district attorney’s office on Tuesday.

Russell returned to her home in Hoover on June 15 claiming she had been kidnapped. Forty-eight hours earlier she had called 911 to report a toddler walking alongside Interstate 459, but when police arrived at the scene, she had vanished. Her car and belongings had been left behind.

Responding officers also were unable to find a child in the area and indicated they had not received any calls about missing toddlers.

Credit UPI, The Hill



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