Alabama woman vanishes after helping stranded toddler on highway

A young woman from Alabama has gone missing after stopping to assist a wandering toddler on a busy highway. The parents of Carlethia “Carlee” Nichole Russell, 25, suspect that the child may have been used as bait to lure their daughter out of her car. Two days after disappearing, she mysteriously returned home, appearing to be in shock. The Hoover Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and subsequent reappearance.

Carlethia “Carlee” Nichole Russell, a nursing student, went missing on Thursday night when she stopped her car to help the child, according to the Hoover Police Department. Before calling 911, she contacted her sister-in-law, who overheard Russell asking if the child was okay. However, there was no response from the toddler, and moments later, Russell’s sister-in-law heard her scream. Russell’s parents believe that the child she encountered may have been used as bait to lure her out of her vehicle.

On Saturday, two days after her disappearance, Russell was dropped off at her home in Hoover, Alabama. She appeared to be in a state of shock, as reported by the police and local sources. The Hoover 911 call center received word of her return just before 11 p.m. that night. Russell was subsequently taken to a local hospital for evaluation. It remains unclear where she had been since Thursday. When officers arrived at the location where Russell had reported the wandering toddler, they found her vehicle and some of her belongings, including her phone, but neither Russell nor the child were present.

The police have decided to give Russell some time to recover before conducting an interview. They are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and are working to piece together the events that transpired during the two days she was missing. The community is anxiously awaiting updates and hoping for Russell’s safe return.

The sudden and mysterious disappearance of Carlethia “Carlee” Nichole Russell has left her family and friends deeply concerned. The police are urging anyone with information about Russell’s disappearance to come forward and assist with the investigation.