Winston-Salem woman located; Silver Alert canceled

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Tenisha Tazania Watkins

UPDATE — Tenisha Tazania Watkins was located by the Winston-Salem Police Department at approximately 11:20 p.m. Monday. Authorities said in a release she appeared to be in good health.

Original Story

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a woman who was last seen on Sunday, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

On Monday at 3:59 p.m., Winston-Salem police officers responded to 744 E. Sprague St. on a missing person report.

Officers learned that 29-year-old Tenisha Tazania Watkins has been missing since Sunday when she walked away from the residence.

Watkins is described as a black female who is 4 feet 9 inches tall and 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a light brown hoodie, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Winston-Salem police believe she may be in the area of the 1600 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Wakins suffers from a cognitive disease, according to Winston-Salem police.

Anyone with information on Watkins’ whereabouts is asked to call Winston-Salem police at (336) 773-7700.