Authorities suspend search for 21-year-old last seen at Amicalola Falls State Park

DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Officials have suspended the search of a man who has been missing for more than a week after last being seen near a popular state park in north Georgia.

Sidiki “Prince” Kebe, 21, hasn’t been seen since June 24, which has sparked a massive search of the area, according to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

“Since Friday June 24, 2022 Dawson County Fire and EMS, along with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, and more than a dozen State of Georgia resources have actively searched by ground, air, water and canine over 1000 acres in and around the Amicalola Falls State Park for Sidiki “Prince” Kebe,” The department wrote on Facebook on Friday. “At this time we are suspending the active search unless, and until, any additional information is revealed.”

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His last known location was in the 3600 block of Highway 52 near Amicalola Falls.

“We had a resident here that saw a gentleman on their trail camera, so they were concerned about it called us to check us out,” Chief Deputy of Dawson County, Greg Rowan, said.

His car was found abandoned on Highway 52 about a half mile from the park’s entrance with no license tags.

Kebe is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has short dark hair and braces.


Channel 2′s Tom Regan was at the park Tuesday, where he talked to park visitors.

“We were hiking at the top of the falls,” Gregg Therieau said. “We saw police helicopters. Dogs were looking for him too.”

Rowan said the terrain is really rugged and difficult to navigate.

“I don’t know how far he is going to be able to get, or move in these conditions, whether he is injured or not,” Rowan said. “We just don’t know. We just want to find this young man and get him back to his family.

Kebe’s parents were at the park Tuesday keeping on top of the search effort.

Police said they found a note in the abandoned car, but the can’t yet disclose what was in the note.

Deputies ask the public to keep an eye out in the Amicalola Falls if they see Kebe walking along the roads or trails.

Dawson County Fire and Rescue also asks that people not enter the immediate search area to allow their K-9 teams to try and track Kebe.

Anyone who sees Kebe or has more information is urged to call DCSO at 706-344-3636.

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