KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The 27-year-old woman who went missing in Knoxville has been found safe, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

On Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement needed assistance in finding Alexis Kirby. She reportedly went missing after staying overnight at the Motel 6 on Merchant Center Boulevard.

Knoxville Police said Kirby was driving a gray 2021 Nissan Altima.

“Alexis Kirby has been found safe. As always, thank you for helping to spread the word,” Knoxville Police said.

Alexis Kirby and car
Law enforcement provided a photo of Alexis Kirby, 27 and the vehicle that she may be driving. (Courtesy of Knoxville Police Department)

Authorities say nearly 400 people go missing in Tennessee each year. That’s five people for every 100,000. Check this list of people missing from East Tennessee to see if you can help locate someone.