Missing Knoxville woman found safe after using UT emergency phone

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – UPDATE: The University of Tennessee Police Department confirms Mary Carolyn Williams, 75, was found safe.

She contacted UTPD just before 3 a.m. Saturday from the G10 parking garage on Neyland Drive using a campus emergency blue phone.

UTPD then contacted the Knoxville Sheriff’s Department who helped return Williams safely home to her family.


The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Knoxville woman.

Mary Carolyn Williams, 75, was last seen by her family around 11:00 p.m. on Thursday at her home in West Knox County, according to the sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said she has Alzheimer’s disease.

Williams is a white female, 5’2”, 110 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue pullover and blue pajama bottoms, and is believed to be driving a 2012 white Subaru Outback, bearing Tennessee license plate NPC511 with a Tennessee specialty tag).

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.

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