An urgent search is underway in a wooded area in northern Michigan for a 2-year-old girl who went missing at the end of a family camping trip.
The family of Gabriella Roselynn Vitale told the Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police that they had been camping for a few days and were getting ready to leave Monday morning when they noticed that the toddler was nowhere to be found.
Resources continue to pour into the command center as the search for Gabriella continues. A list for those who wish to volunteer has been started. Call the Oscoda Sheriffs Office in Oscoda for more info. pic.twitter.com/POR8pozbBK
MSP Emergency Support Team members have been assigned to assist with the search, and have arrived on scene. pic.twitter.com/BFaLMCeZhM
The amount of volunteer Search and Rescue teams who’ve reported to the command center is remarkable. Plans are being made for overnight and first thing in the morning. Keep Gabriella and her family in your thoughts as the search continues. pic.twitter.com/49Mw29Qa8Y
Deputies and troopers are using canine teams to search the area.
The search continues… pic.twitter.com/q5k6c0Llra
Early into the search, the girl’s pink jacket was found several hundred yards away from where she went missing, police said. She is wearing a gray shirt, pink bottoms and tennis shoes.
The family says they live in the Monroe, Michigan, area, which is about 200 miles south of where the girl went missing.