Woman reported missing with Springfield ties found in Dayton

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Missing woman is found

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATED @ 10 p.m.

Forest Park police tonight also confirmed that the woman reported missing, Laura Deal Williams, was found safe and that a friend from the Cincinnati area was to pick her up in Dayton.

A passerby reported finding Williams’ phone and wallet in the 600 block of West Siebenthaler Road in Dayton. She was found safe about two miles away at a friend’s house in the 4500 block of Curundu Avenue in Trotwood.


According to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch log, Williams told police she went to her friend’s house right after her trip to Walmart. It’s not clear why her wallet was found in Dayton.

UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m.

A woman reported missing Saturday by her husband has been found safe today in Dayton.

According to her husband, Zebediah Williams, Laura Deal Williams sent a text message today to a friend asking her to pick her up, and the friend is now on the way.

Williams reported his wife missing after he said she never returned from a trip to Walmart in the Cincinnati suburb of Forest Park.

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Police in Springfield have been notified of the disappearance of a woman from the Cincinnati area who has ties to the Clark County community.

Laura Deal Williams was reported missing Saturday by her husband, Zebediah Williams, who told police his wife never returned from a trip to Walmart.

The 34-year-old mother last lived in Springfield in 2015 and she has family still in the city, according to Springfield police.

Officers there have been advised to keep an eye out for the woman or her vehicle.

Zebediah Williams took to Facebook to update friends and family of the search. In the video, Zebediah said he received a text from his wife that stated she was at Walmart and would be home soon.

Zebediah said police reviewed surveillance video at the nearby Walmart during the time she was supposed to be there, but Laura did not appear in the video.

Laura Deal Williams is described as 5 feet 2 inches, 120 pounds, with strawberry blond hair and brown eyes.

Laura may be traveling in her gray 2008 Chevy Malibu with Ohio license HAX5709.

If you see her, contact Forest Park police at (513) 595-5220.