UPDATE: The Rhea County Sheriff's Department says a missing woman has been found.

Forty-seven-year-old Vera Denise Elder was found shortly after the department made a Facebook post about her disappearance.

She was reported missing on September 7.

Elder was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries she received from being in the woods.


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Forty-seven-year-old Vera Denise Elder was reported missing on September 7, 2017.

Officials say Elder is 5 feet tall, has long straight brown hair, and brown eyes.

Elder was last seen wearing black pants with white writing on them, a red shirt, and possibly a pink hoodie.

Anyone with information on Elder's whereabouts are urged to call the Rhea County Sheriff's Office Office at 423-775-2442.