Woman who disappeared after calling 911 about toddler on Alabama freeway has been found

An Alabama woman who disappeared after calling 911 to report a toddler walking down a highway Thursday showed up at her home Saturday night, Hoover police said.

Carlee Russell, 25, was found around 10:45 p.m. Saturday when someone called 911 to report her return home after nearly two days of headlines about her whereabouts, they said.

Russell was examined by city firefighters, who took her to the hospital for a fuller evaluation, Hoover Police Department Capt. Keith Czeskleba said in a statement late Saturday.

Police have not provided any further information about her condition or whereabouts since Thursday evening.

Carlethia “Carlee”  Nichole Russell (Courtesy of Hoover Police Department via Facebook)

Carlethia “Carlee” Nichole Russell (Courtesy of Hoover Police Department via Facebook)

Authorities found a vehicle belonging to Russell and some of her belongings shortly after 9:30 p.m. Thursday, police said, but could not locate her or any children after the 911 call. She also called a member of the family to report that they had seen a toddler. on the highway.

“A single witness reported seeing a gray vehicle with a clear, complicated man standing outside of Carlee’s vehicle, but we have no further information on this individual or the vehicle at this time,” the official said. Lieutenant Daniel Lowe.

The police had asked for advice in the case. Russell left work in Birmingham around 8.20pm and stopped for food before making the call about the child, police said.

A $20,000 reward was offered by a donor who wished to remain anonymous, and a $5,000 reward was offered by Crime Stoppers, Lowe said.

“We are currently investigating all possibilities in this matter,” he said ahead of Saturday night’s news. “We certainly don’t leave anything on the table.”

Russell called and reported seeing an infant walking down I-459 South and stopping at Mile Marker 11, police said.

Russell’s cellphone was also found by police at the scene and investigators analyzed it, Lowe said.

Jefferson State Community College said Russell was a student and the whole community is praying for her.

Hoover is a town of about 92,000 people in the Birmingham area, south of the city.

This article originally appeared on NBCNews.com

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