On July 13, Russell disappeared after calling 911 to report a toddler on the facet of the street. Neither she nor a toddler have been discovered when police confirmed on the scene and, following an intensive search, Russell showed up at her home two days later.
Although she initially claimed that a man abducted her on the scene, authorities weren’t capable of confirm her claims and located that she had Googled terms related to abduction earlier than she disappeared.
At a press convention on July 24, nonetheless, her lawyer supplied a press release on Russell’s behalf to Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis to make clear her story.
“There was no kidnapping on Thursday, July 13, 2023,” Anthony stated. “My shopper didn’t see a child on the facet of the street. My shopper didn’t go away the Hoover space when she was recognized as a lacking individual.”
“This was a single act completed by herself,” the lawyer’s assertion continued. “My shopper was not with anybody or any lodge with anybody from the time she was lacking. My shopper apologizes for her actions to this neighborhood, the volunteers who have been trying to find her, to the Hoover Police division and different businesses as properly, [and] to her family and friends.”