Carlee Russell, an Alabama nursing student who claimed she was kidnapped after witnessing a young child on the highway, admitted that she made up the entire incident.

The news was released by Hoover, Alabama, police on Monday, 11 days after Russell was reported missing. According to a statement Russell read out by police chief Nick Derzis and prepared by her attorney, “There was no kidnapping on Thursday, July 13.”

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The statement continued, “Carlee again asks for your forgiveness and prayers.” Police are still investigating the incident, according to Derzis, and prosecutors are still considering whether to pursue criminal charges.

Nursing student Russell originally told police she was taken by a white male with ‘orange hair’ who came from the trees on the side of I-459 after she noticed a ‘baby boy in a diaper’ walking along the road on Thursday at around 9.30 pm. Russell then stopped cooperating with the police after returning home. Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis stated on Wednesday that they had been unable to verify Russell’s story.

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Russell reportedly searched for a one-way bus ticket to Nashville, as well as information on the Liam Neeson film “Taken” and whether she was too old for an Amber Alert.

On Thursday, about 8:20 p.m., Russel left work and made a trip to buy dinner for her and her mother. After that, she headed in the direction of Hoover and called 911 at around 9:30 PM to report the missing child was walking along Interstate 459 at that time.

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Russell reportedly called her sister-in-law to inform her that she was going to check on the child after dialing 911. At around 9:36 p.m., the family member lost communication with her, but the line was still open.

In the neighborhood, responding officers discovered Russell’s abandoned car along with her mobile phone, pocketbook, wig, and apple watch, but they could not find her or the child.

According to Hoover Police, they have never had another call about a little child being missing. Two days later, Russell came back to her family’s house by herself.