The Hoover Police Department announced Monday that Carlee Russell, 25, has admitted to lying about circumstances surrounding her disappearance from the side of the road on Thursday, July 13.

Birmingham attorney Emory Anthony is representing Russell and released a statement on her behalf. Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis read the statement, which offered an apology. The letter stated there was never a kidnapping.

A massive search was underway for 49 hours after Russell called 911 and a family member and claimed to see a baby walking along Interstate 459. During the call, the family member reported hearing a scream and then silence.

Anthony claims Russell never left the city of Hoover during the two days she was considered missing, and he said she never had any help and was not with anyone in a hotel.

"My client did not have any help in this incident," the statement read. "This was a single act, done by herself."

There is still no indication of where she was during the two days. The attorney asked for continued prayers for Russell and said his client is addressing her issues.

Derzis said investigators have a meeting with Anthony Tuesday.

"We will certainly be asking if we will get an opportunity to interview Carlee like we've wanted to since she returned," Derzis added.

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Local, state and federal resources were put towards the search for Russell. Derzis said investigators are trying to determine the amount of money spent on that search. Derzis also said talks with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office about possible charges are ongoing.

"The sad thing is, again, there was so many people that were involved, took this thing very, very seriously," said Derzis. "And again, we wanted the focus to be, 'bring her home.' She got home, we were very excited about that. You know, it is what it is. The facts I think last Wednesday pretty much showed that we knew that it was a hoax."

Russell previously told police she was snatched from the side of the road and held captive by a man and a woman before she could escape. She showed up at home two days later and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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