Search for missing teens last seen near campground under way in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee

Published 6:50 am Thursday, July 29, 2021

A multi-agency search is underway for two missing juveniles.

US Park Rangers along with officials from the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia and the Middlesboro Police Department in Kentucky 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.