ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced early Thursday that a 77-year-old Roane County woman for whom the agency had issued a Silver Alert had been found safe.

“Happy to report that Donna Williams has been located, and is safe!” TBI said in a social media update.

Donna Williams
Donna Williams, 77. (Courtesy of TBI)

Law enforcement had asked the public for assistance in finding the missing 77-year-old woman from Roane County, and the TBI had issued the Silver Alert late Wednesday.

Thursday morning, the Roane County Sheriff’s Office shared the following message thanking the community for efforts to find Willams:

“Sheriff Stockton, along with Chief Deputies, Tim Phillips and Tim Hawn would like to thank all the volunteer fire departments and rescue squad that came out and assisted in the search of Donna Williams. We would also like to thank Knox County Sheriff’s office for their air support and Tim Suter with Roane County office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations as well as the citizens of Roane County who all worked diligently to return Donna Williams home safe. Chief Deputy Tim Hawn stated that all of the listed agencies and the local volunteers and the citizens of Roane County working together was able to return Donna Williams to her family safely.”

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated after the woman was located safe.