The Waterville Police Department has located Joyce Benner, the 97-year-old Jefferson woman who was the subject of a silver alert early Friday, Aug. 21.
The silver alert went out at 2:17 a.m. and at 7:03 a.m., a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety notified media that Benner had been found in Waterville and was safe.
Benner had last been seen at 6 Tackle Trail, on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson. Tackle Trail branches off Fish Avenue, which branches off Route 32 just east of The First Baptist Church of Jefferson.
Benner has memory issues and relatives told police it was unusual for her to be out late at night. They were concerned that she might be lost.
In Maine, silver alerts are issued when an adult with dementia or developmental disabilities is missing.