Black Alabama Woman Returns Home After Vanishing On The Highway

Carlethia “Carlee” Nichole Russell, 25, returned home Saturday (July 15) after reporting a toddler wandering on the highway two days earlier.

Social media users are rejoicing at the news that 25-year-old Carlethia "Carlee" Nichole Russell has been returned home alive.

CNN is reporting that Hoover, Alabama police made a statement that they received a call at 10:45 p.m. local time Saturday, via their 911 call center that Russell had returned home. They dispatched a medical team to the family home. “Hoover Fire medics responded to the scene to assess Carlee and transported her to a local hospital for evaluation,” the statement said. Police also responded to the scene to investigate, according to the statement.

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Russell reportedly stopped to check on a toddler who was wandering along a highway not far from her home in Hoover, Ala., according to the New York Post.

She reportedly called  9-1-1 to report the child who appeared lost. She was on the phone with a family member when she left to help the toddler, the report says.

An anonymous donor has offered $20,000 for Russell's safe return and CrimeStoppers has added an additional $5,000. The reward was raised to 55,000 on Saturday.

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No additional information about Russell's whereabouts have been released. Additional information “will be provided when it becomes available,” police say.

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