The Alabama woman who went missing after calling 911 to report a toddler walking an interstate has been found.
Carlethia “Carlee” Nichole Russell, 25, was found Saturday at about 10:45 p.m. local time, the Hoover Police Department said, according to WBRC. The Hoover 911 center received a call that Russell had returned home.
The police and fire departments responded to Russell’s home to evaluate her and transported her to a hospital for further evaluation.
Russell was reported missing after calling 911 Thursday night to report a toddler she observed walking on the side of Interstate 459 South near Birmingham, police previously said in a press release. After the call, Russell went to check on the child and called a relative. During the call with the relative, Russell stopped talking, but the line “remained open,” police said.
ALABAMA WOMAN DISAPPEARS AFTER CALLING 911 TO REPORT TODDLER WALKING ALONG INTERSTATE
When officers arrived at the scene, Russell’s car and some of her belongings, including her cell phone, were found nearby. But Russell and the child were not there.
Officials said Russell left work from The Summit in Birmingham at around 8:20 p.m., then likely stopped at a restaurant to pick up food before…