Unicoi County woman with dementia found safe

(Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department)
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FLAG POND, Tenn. (WVLT/WHJL) -- An 85-year-old Unicoi County woman at the center of a joint-agency search has been found safe.


"We’re very happy to report that the Unicoi County woman who had been missing has been located, and she is safe," a tweet by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation read.

The Unicoi County Sheriff's Office announced it was searching for Wilma Oliver earlier Saturday afternoon. Sheriff Michael Hensley requested the assistance of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol also assisted with drone and helicopter searches.

The search was called off Friday night but resumed on Saturday.

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