UPDATE: At 4:17 a.m., Friday morning, authorities announced that Victoria Smith, who had been reported missing since Wednesday night, was found safe in Pekin, Illinois.
The Morgan County Sheriff's Office has issued an Endangered Silver Advisory for a missing Stover woman.
Victoria J. Smith is a white woman, age 73, 5-foot-4, 200 pounds, with black and gray hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue blouse and blue shorts with "USA" on the side.
She has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Smith was last seen driving a Silver 2012 Chevrolet Cruze bearing Missouri license DE8Y4P westbound on I-44 from Valley Park, Missouri, around 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Authorities said Smith originally was supposed to be going to Kansas City but was last seen in Valley Park. A person gave her directions on how to get from I-44 to U.S. 50, and she was supposed to return to her residence in Stover but never arrived.
Anyone who sees Smith or her vehicle, or anyone with information that could help authorities find her, should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Morgan County Sheriff's Office at 573-378-5481.