“There were moments when she physically had to fight for her life,” Robinson-Russell said, “and there were moments when she had to mentally fight for her life. She made it back.”
When asked if they were looking at an individual involved, police told NBC News that they’re “following up on all information provided by Carlee.”
Hoover Police Capt. Keith Czeskleba previously confirmed that Russell was taken to a hospital for further evaluation and was treated and released upon her return home. Additionally, she also gave a statement to authorities.
“The details of that statement are a part of the ongoing investigation which is expected to continue over the next few days,” a spokesperson for the department previously told NBC News. “During the initial portion of the investigation, detectives were able to retrace nearly all of Carlee’s steps until the point she went missing and are confident that will continue to be the case.”
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