Carlee Russell‘s boyfriend, Thomar Simmons, who claimed she “fought for her life” has now deleted everything about her off of his Instagram page.
Thomar, who is a first-generation University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate, took to social media on Sunday to publicly thank the Lord for saving her life.
He briefly addressed the fact that some even accused him of having something to do with Carlee’s “abduction,” but he didn’t give up and “kept his faith.”
Thomar Simmons said that his girlfriend was unable to give “any updates or whereabouts on her kidnapper,” and he asked thanked those on social media who have been “understanding and respectful” of Carlee Russell’s situation.
Read his full statement below.
I don’t even know how to start off this post but to only say thank you to my lord & savior Jesus Christ for saving my girlfriend’s life!
Also, thank you to everyone who shared a picture, came out to the Hoover Met to help us with the search parties, & who went & proceeded to tell other people about Carlee to bring more awareness to her story.
I have been going nonstop since I received the call that she was missing on Thursday night.
I know she would’ve done the same for me, so I wasn’t going to give up until I saw her face again!
I was straight tunnel vision, even when I would get on social media on my downtime & see some of the false allegations & assumptions about me having something to do with her abduction would have me discouraged at times I didn’t give up & kept my faith!
I just want to thank all of my family, friends, former teammates, & church members who called or texted me just to let me know that they’re praying & here for me; you guys don’t know how much that meant to me!
All I asked from everyone right now is to be respectful of Carlee’s situation.
She was literally fighting for her life for 48 hours, so until she’s physically & mentally stable again she is not able to give any updates or whereabouts on her kidnapper at this very moment.
I also want to thank the people on social media who has been understanding & respectful about what she’s been through in these past few days.
Once again I can’t thank you guys enough for helping us bring Carlee home!
Following the Hoover Police Department’s explosive press conference on Wednesday, Thomar Simmons, has scrubbed Carlee Russell from his socials and he has turned off the ability to comment on his page.
It’s unfortunate that many people are lashing out at Carlee Russell’s family and Thomar Simmons, who believed and supported her like any loved one would.
The comment section of her mother’s Facebook page is in shambles!