On July 27, 2023

State police search for missing hiker

The Vermont State Police is looking for a missing 67-year-old man who was last seen on July 9 at the Inn at Long Trail in Killington. Robert Kerker was reported overdue by his family to the National Park Service on July 24. The Vermont State Police was contacted on the evening of July 24 to assist with locating Kerker.  Kerker is hiking the northern half of the Appalachian Trail, and his intended direction of travel was north on the Appalachian Trail.  He was checking in with family weekly, which he has not done since July 9.

 Kerker is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has short white hair and a beard.  He goes by the trail name of “Steady Eddie.”  

 Anyone with information is asked to call the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland at 802-773-9101.

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