On Thursday, May 28 at approximately 10:30 am, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to 359 NE Williams Rd due to a missing endangered female.
A home health care worker alerted CCSO that Myra L. Williams, 62 had left her home on foot and could not be located.
Upon arrival deputies set a perimeter, began a neighborhood canvas and detectives were notified. A local BOLO was sent out alerting law enforcement in the area of the situation. Sheriff’s Office and DOC K9 teams began actively searching the surrounding area.
At around noon, Mrs. William’s family members, who were helping in the search, had contacted Tyrone Beverly of Lake City, who was in the area and he told them he had recently seen her.
Mrs. Williams was located by her family near where Mr. Beverly had seen her and returned home where Lifeguard EMS checked her for injuries and found her to be in stable condition.
Sheriff Mark Hunter, who was on scene, said “The family’s quick actions and Tyrone’s alertness contributed greatly to the safe return of Mrs. Williams, I’m so thankful for a community that watches out for one another”.
After the similar case earlier this month with Mary Robertson, Sheriff Hunter had directed his staff to research additional training and tools to help in these type cases. CCSO is currently looking at partnering with Project Lifesaver International for training and radio frequency (RF) technology to assist families with children or adults that are susceptible to “wandering”.