Search Continues for Missing 2-Year-Old in Oscoda Co.

The search in Oscoda County continues for a 2-year-old, who went missing early Monday morning.

The Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office, along with surrounding sheriff offices, Michigan State Police and the DNR have been working together with K-9’s and a state police helicopter to try and find the girl.

Crews have been out all day, but still have not found Gabriella Vitale.

Police say it’s possible the girl may have autism.

They plan to continue the search for her through the night with the MSP mobile command center here on scene.

Earlier during the search crews found a pink jacket that belongs to Gabriella.

Right now they believe she is in a grey shirt, pink bottoms and tennis shoes.

Gabriella is from Monroe and was up here camping with family this past week.

As they were preparing to leave, they noticed she was gone.

Police are asking anyone with information to call, but avoid the wooded areas as crews work.

“Anyone driving around in the area should certainly be cautious, know if there’s a little girl out there that could cross the road at any time. You know, keep your eyes peeled,” says Michigan State Police Lt. Travis House.

If you do see any clothing, do not touch it.

The canines need the scent in order to help them find her.

Michigan State Police Marine Services is also out checking local bodies of water.

We continue to hope for a positive outcome for Gabriella and her family.

UPDATE: Police stopped the search at 2 a.m. Tuesday and plan to resume around 7 a.m.

Stick with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we bring you updates as we learn more.