In admitted abduction hoax news…
After days of confusion and public scrutiny, Carlee Russell is telling the truth.
The Alabama woman who sparked nationwide panic after she was thought missing admitted Monday she was not kidnapped after “stopping to check on a baby walking by itself.”
There was no baby on Alabama’s Interstate I459 and the whole thing is now being described as an “elaborate” hoax.
However, the reasoning behind Russell’s actions remains a mystery.
Russell’s attorney, Emory Anthony, sent a statement to Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis confirming that his kidnapping was a hoax.
“Dear Chief Derzis, My client has given me permission to make the following statement on his behalf: There was no abduction on July 13, 2023. My client did not see a baby on the side of the road. My client did not leave the Hoover area when she was identified as a missing person. My client had no help in this incident, but it was a unique act done by herself,” Anthony wrote according to AL.com.
The attorney also denounced claims that the nursing student checked into a hotel, allegedly a Red Roof Inn, while faking her disappearance.
“My client was not with anyone or in any hotel during the time she was missing,” Anthony continued. “My client apologizes for her actions to the community, the volunteers who were looking for her, the Hoover Police Department and other agencies, as well as her friends and family.”
The lawyer also requested prayers on behalf of his client, noting that she seeks forgiveness.
“We ask for your prayers for Carlee as she addresses her issues and intends to move forward with the understanding that she made a mistake,” Anthony said. “Carlee again asks for your forgiveness and prayers.”
Chief Derzis read the official statement during an evening press conference where he also shared that charges could be filed.
He is scheduled to meet with the District Attorney’s Office and Russell’s attorney on Tuesday.
Are you surprised that Carlee Russell has finally confessed? Do you think she will face charges?