Less than two weeks after Carlee Russell “vanished” on I-459 in Hoover, Alabama, she has admitted she lied about being kidnapped and is asking for forgiveness and prayers.
Hoover Police Chief Nicholas C Derzis, aka the “Receipt Dropper,” read a statement provided by Carlee’s attorney during a press conference on Monday (July 24).
The statement confirmed the 25-year-old nursing student was not abducted when she vanished on July 13 after reporting a toddler walking along the interstate.
Carlee Russell’s attorney right now pic.twitter.com/mJSxdyt4aO— Carl ‘Carlos’ Scott (@realcarlscott) July 24, 2023
Read the full statement below.
Dear Chief Derzis,
My client has given me permission to make the following statement on her behalf:
There was no kidnapping 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 did not have any help in this incident, but this was a single act done by herself.
My client was not with anyone or at any hotel during the time she was missing.
My client apologizes for her actions to the community, the volunteers who were searching for her, the Hoover Police Department and other agencies, and her friends and family.
We ask for your prayers for Carlee as she addresses her issues and intends to move on, understanding that she made a mistake.
Carlee again asks for your forgiveness and prayers.
The statement did not include any reason why Carlee Russell would stage her own abduction or what she was really doing during the 49 hours she was missing.
Watch the Hoover Police Department press conference below.
The jig was up after the Hoover PD dropped damning receipts on Carlee Russell during their press conference last Wednesday that including her Google search history.
It’s unclear at this time if the Hoover Police Department will seek charges against Carlee Russell.