Update: Missing 14-year-old girl with Asperger Syndrome found in Gatlinburg

Adriana Jordan Elmore
photo Adriana Jordan Elmore

Update: Adriana Jordan Elmore has been located in Gatlinburg, according to a Facebook post by her grandmother.


Authorities are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl in Catoosa County.

Adriana Jordan Elmore went missing from her home at 155 Buttercup Lane overnight, according to the sheriff's office.

Based on prior events and statements she made to her siblings about wanting to "cross the mountain," it is believed Elmore left on foot into the wooded area on the east side of Taylors Ridge and headed west towards Taylors Ridge, the sheriff's office said. She may be carrying a black North Face backpack.

Due to having Asperger Syndrome, Elmore may not respond if spoken to, the sheriff's office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 706-935-2424.