Silver Alert: New Market elderly woman with dementia found safe

Tennessee Highway Patrol launched a helicopter to help search for Sharon Looney.
Tennessee Highway Patrol launched a helicopter to help search for Sharon Looney.
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 9:16 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2022 at 9:30 AM EDT
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NEW MARKET, Tenn. (WVLT) - An elderly woman walked away from her house in New Market at around 5:20 p.m. Monday and did not return, according to New Market Fire Department officials. She has since been found safe, according to a later update.

Tennessee Highway Patrol launched a helicopter to help search for Sharon Looney, 70. NMFD officials said Looney suffers from dementia and diabetes, which could impact her ability to get home safely.

NMFD, Jefferson City Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and THP all searched for Looney off of Whaley Road. Looney is 5′4″ with blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red and black dress.