SWEETWATER, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday morning that the toddler at the center of an Endangered Child Alert issued Tuesday night has been found safe.
“UPDATE: Willow Coon, the subject of an Endangered Child Alert issued last night, has been found safe in Monroe County,” the TBI shared on its social media just after 9 a.m. “Thank you for helping us to spread the word!”
The agency had issued an Endangered Child Alert for a 2-year-old believed to be with her noncustodial grandmother.
TBI said late Tuesday that they need the public’s help to find 2-year-old Willow Coon, who was last seen on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. Her noncustodial grandmother, Tanya “Lynette” Coon, 50, is wanted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on a Custodial Interference charge.
It was unclear if Willow Coon was found with Tanya Coon.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.