$50K reward offered in Alabama woman’s disappearance

Published 1:44 pm Saturday, July 15, 2023

A $50,000 reward is offered in the disappearance of an Alabama woman who stopped to help a child she saw walking on the interstate.

Police say Carlethia “Carlee” Russell, called 911 when she saw a young child walking near Interstate 459 in Hoover, Alabama, Thursday night.

Before police could arrive a family members who started talking with Russell said Russell was heard asking the child if they were OK, then a scream.

When police arrived minutes later they found Russell’s car, her phone and other belongings but no sign of Russell or the child she had reported.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Hoover Police Department at 205-444-7562