A multi-agency search is underway for two missing juveniles.
US Park Rangers and personnel of other agencies are searching for two juveniles who are believed to be together.
Erica Gamerdinger, age 13, was last seen the night of Monday, July 26, 2021 in the Wilderness Road Campground in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, at the borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. Erica is a white female, approximately 5’05” and 100 lbs, with blonde hair. Erica was last seen in the campground wearing a dark blue floral tank top and jean shorts (the same clothing shown in the photo).
Keith Griffith, age 15, was last seen on Monday, July 26, 2021 in the area of Speedwell, Tennessee. He is a white male, 5'11" and 160 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. Keith was last seen wearing black and grey shorts and a grey or blue t-shirt. Keith has a known medical condition and is believed to be without medication.
Information from other visitors is often very helpful in missing person searches and investigations. If you may have seen either of these individuals, or if you have information that could help locate either of them, please call the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office at 423-626-1911 ext. 1 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
[Photo of Erica Gamerdinger provided by Cumberland Gap National Historical Park / Lee County Sheriff's Office. Photo and flier of Keith Griffith provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.]
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13 years old
Weight: 100 lbs.
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Cause of Death: Believed Alive / Not Dead
Reported missing on July 26, 2021 - 609 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes ago
Found on July 30, 2021 - 605 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes ago
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This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 5499
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Judaea RojoJuly 30, 2021 at 7:29 pm
Both Erica Gamerdinger and Keith Griffith were found safe on July 30, 2021. More here: https://www.wtvq.com/2021/07/30/search-continues-for-missing-teenager-at-cumberland-gap-national-historical-park/