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Published on May 19, 2024
Community Relieved as Missing Johnson City Woman Found Safe in Marion, North CarolinaSource: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

A joint sigh of relief swept through Johnson City, Tennessee, as authorities confirmed the safety of a woman once feared missing. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert on Saturday for Lila Berry, 75, who had last been in contact with her family the previous day, as per a statement obtained by WATE News.

Berry was described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, and 210 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes, and a set of glasses perched on her nose. Her 2013 dark red Honda Accord, recognizable by its Tennessee plate 671-BJMD, was spotted Saturday in Cleveland County, North Carolina, as reported by WVLT-TV. The concerns for her well-being were heightened, considering her medical conditions that could impair her ability to return without assistance.

However, the sharp edge of worry blunted as news broke of Berry's safe discovery. The TBI shared that she was found in Marion, North Carolina later the same day. The circumstances of Berry's temporary disappearance were not detailed, but the outcome brought a positive closure to the community anxiously awaiting news.

Berry's family, earlier gripped by the distress of her unexplained absence, is now embracing the relief of her safe return. Found safe in Marion after her car was seen, no further comments have been given on Berry's condition upon her discovery, or the series of events leading up to it. More information may unfold, but for now, the lens of public attention begins to retract, allowing Berry and her kin a moment of privacy amidst reunion as reported by WBIR-TV