The Hoover Police Department in Alabama has provided updated information on the case of Carlethia “Carlee” Russell.
Carlee went missing on July 13 before returning to her parent’s Alabama home on July 15.
According to the new details revealed by police on July 18, after leaving the Colonnade shopping center on July 13, Carlee went to a Target store on Highway 280 and bought some snack food. However, they added that none of the purchased food was found in her car that was left abandoned on the side of Interstate 459.
“These items were not located in the vehicle or with her cellphone and wig at the scene of her disappearance,” the police statement read.
Police added that no evidence of a toddler walking down the side of the interstate has been found.
“The Hoover police department has not located any evidence of a toddler walking down the interstate, nor did we receive any additional calls about a toddler walking down the interstate, despite numerous vehicles passing through that area as depicted by the traffic-camera surveillance video,” police said in the statement.
Carlee’s mother, Talitha Robinson-Russell also released a statement on Tuesday. In the statement she addressed several topics, including the status of CrimeStoppers donations for Carlee’s case and thanking people for their prayers and concerns.
In an interview with NBC News, Talitha said she was “absolutely” sure that Carlee’s abductor was still at-large.
She also went into detail about the hoaxes the family faced regarding Carlee’s case.
“There were actually just so many calls and texts from people who maliciously lied to us,” Talitha Russell said. “I just didn’t know people could be so evil.”
In both the NBC News interview and the updated statement released on Tuesday, Carlee’s mother stressed that the family wouldn’t be able to share too many details due to the ongoing investigation.