Laura Deal Williams: Missing Forest Park woman found in Dayton, police said

Woman had been missing since Saturday
Posted at 9:39 AM, Jun 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-12 09:27:44-04

FOREST PARK, Ohio -- A mother who vanished Saturday afternoon was found in Dayton, Forest Park police said. 

Zebediah Williams said his wife, Laura Deal Williams, called a friend Sunday evening and asked them to come pick her up in Dayton. 

Before she went missing, Laura went out Saturday to buy swim trunks for the family, Zebediah said. He said she sent him a text message at about 12:40 p.m., saying she was at Walmart and would see him soon.

He called police when his wife didn't respond to calls or return home after four to five hours.

"I sat here all night just kinda hoping she would walk through the door," he said during a tearful Facebook Live video Sunday morning. "This is absolutely not like her."

Williams has since removed the Facebook posts regarding his wife's disappearance.

Police reviewed Walmart surveillance video and didn't see her there between noon and 1 p.m. They've also been unable to ping her phone: Forest Park Police Sgt. Jackie Dreyer said the case didn't meet the required criteria.

Her wallet and phone were found in a front yard in Montgomery County, Ohio, Dreyer said.

Police said they didn't suspect foul play when Williams was initially reported missing.