factsThink about this. Someone could have reserved a room on-line but purchased one of those VISA or Mastercard's from a store and put any fake name and address to it. All the hotel wants the card for (I believe) is any incidentals that may be charged to the room during the person's stay.
Plus, I think that she had help.
She has bad insomnia and she's up at all hours. I really hope her parents have eyes on her at all times because she has depression and has mentioned suicide. I'd post the suicide tweet, but there is someone else in it and I don't know how not to embed a tweet. You can find it if you scroll thru a few tweets using this search
My guess is, whoever she was with, paid for the hotel, whether it was the RRI or not.Red Roof Inn requires a credit/debit card to check in, but you can use cash to check out. If she was there, someone had to use their card to get a room.
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I would have been out of my car grabbing the toddler to keep him safe before I even called 911............What stood out to me about this call is the complete lack of urgency in her voice.
If I saw a small child on the side of a busy highway at night, I'd be terrified for that child and the tone of my voice would 100% reflect that.
The way she's talking, she sounds like she could be talking about doing laundry or what's on her grocery list.
Zero urgency at all, even without knowing what her "baseline" speaking voice sounds like.
all premeditated no less, not a spontaneous foolish spur of the moment act.Police on Wednesday listed some "very strange" online searches that Russell made in the days leading up to her disappearance. The search queries included:
July 11, 7:30 a.m. — "Do you have to pay for an Amber alert"
July 13, 1:03 a.m. — "How to take money from a register without being caught"
July 13, 2:13 a.m. — "Birmingham bus station"
July 13, 2:35 a.m. — "One way bus ticket from Birmingham to Nashville" with a departure date of July 13
July 13, 12:10 p.m. — "The movie 'Taken'"
Before her 911 callThursday, July 13, 8:20 p.m. — Russell left her workplace in Birmingham, about 10 miles from Hoover, at around 8:20 p.m. local time, Hoover police said.
Russell then ordered food from a nearby business at The Colonnade shopping mall and picked it up, police said. She stopped at a Target on Highway 280 to buy some granola bars and Cheez-Its. She stayed in the parking lot until 9:21 p.m., according to police.
Russell calls 911Thursday, July 13, 9:34 p.m. — Just after 9:30 p.m., Russell called 911 to report a toddler on the highway, saying she had stopped to check on the boy, police said.
A timeline of the Carlee Russell case: What happened to the Alabama woman who purportedly disappeared for 2 days?Here's what we know about Alabama nursing student Carlee Russell's 49-hour disappearance, as well as the days leading up to it.www.cbsnews.com
Not the RRI, but we went to Pensacola in June and stayed at a Hilton. They had to have an ID along with my card. We stayed at a RRI a few years ago and I *think* they did the same.Think about this. Someone could have reserved a room on-line but purchased one of those VISA or Mastercard's from a store and put any fake name and address to it. All the hotel wants the card for (I believe) is any incidentals that may be charged to the room during the person's stay.
Plus, I think that she had help.
I honestly think that they need to get her into therapy. <modsnip - parents are off limits> She is bored, IMO. She needs to get a meaningful, full-time job. She could even get her real estate license and get a job with her Mom (if that interests her).She has bad insomnia and she's up at all hours. I really hope her parents have eyes on her at all times because she has depression and has mentioned suicide. I'd post the suicide tweet, but there is someone else in it and I don't know how not to embed a tweet. You can find it if you scroll thru a few tweets using this search
She is being treated like a very fragile and naïve young girl. Why?Everyone wondering why LE doesn't haul her in to the station and question her or force her to answer questions? They can arrest her if they are ready to arrest her for a crime. Otherwise, they can't force her to come to the station. And whether she is arrested or not, she cannot, in no way shape or form, be forced to answer questions. This is the US. We have 5th amendment rights.
How does one stay blindfolded without their hands restrained unless it’s by consent?
I've had the bathrobe on my mind, but thought that she wouldn't want to wear the same work uniform for days, especially if she was in a hotel room or someone's house. So, maybe the bathrobe to cover up? Heck, who knows, maybe it's a really, really nice robe and she figured "why not?". What makes sense to her sure doesn't make sense to most of us, that's for sure.
I hope her former employer files charges.
This isn’t the prank of a ten year old who shouldn’t be expected to understand all of the ramifications of such poor choices- this is a degreed woman of 25 who was in nursing school.
It may be that LE runs into her again in the future, and I wonder what she has pulled in the past. No way this was her first act, she is too entitled and dishonest to start at 25.
I wonder if this was her first theft from an employer. They spoke highly of her, wonder how long she had been an employee. Seemed like a very accomplished and level headed person. Not her fault, She just got caught up with the wrong crowd. LOL.I think $500. So...if that was a super nice robe and there are other things not mentioned she may be over the line.
I know! I asked my husband if he heard of the RRI; and he said NO. He has never seen one in that area or heard of them, and he stays right there along I-459 because it is centrally located to his clients.Not the RRI, but we went to Pensacola in June and stayed at a Hilton. They had to have an ID along with my card. We stayed at a RRI a few years ago and I *think* they did the same.
BTW, Red Roof Inn? NEVER AGAIN.
I personally would be much worse. But this was the mothers story of how it happenedI wouldn't expect her to be registered under her name, especially, if she were a "kidnap" victim.
I myself would have asked to speak to the manager and explained that my daughter had been kidnapped and that I received a call saying that she was being held in a room there and asked to see the video. I would think that they would be able to pull up the lobby video in real time. I know that I can do that on our surveillance video.
If they didn't cooperate, I would have called 911 to get the police there.
agreed, she walked into “darkness” and some one picked her up.My guess is, whoever she was with, paid for the hotel, whether it was the RRI or not.
Because it's a pretty solid bet, she was not alone the whole time, and she wasn't hiding in the bushes.
Someone picked her up from where she was "kidnapped" from.
That was also part of the plan, to have someone there to pick her up.
All of that of course, entirely jmo.