Toddler missing from Northern Michigan campsite: What we know

Gabriella Vitale's jacket found

COMINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Gabriella Roselynn Vitale was reported missing around 8:15 a.m. Monday.

Michigan State Police said the 2-year-old girl from the Monroe area went missing while her family was camping in Northern Michigan, police said.

UPDATE: Gabriella has been found alive


  • Gabriella was last seen wearing a pink zip up jacket and pink bottoms.
  • She was also believed to be wearing tennis shoes and a gray shirt under the jacket.
  • The jacket was found Monday evening several hundred yards from where she went missing.
  • Anyone with information is asked to call the Oscoda County Sheriff's Office at 989-826-3214.

Deputies with the Oscoda County Sheriff's Office were sent to a wooded area about three-quarters of a mile west of M-33 on Reber Road in Comins Township, according to authorities.

Family members told police they are from the Monroe area and have been camping since late last week. They said they were preparing to leaving Monday morning when they lost track of Gabriella.

"I just want my baby," Gabriella's mother's boyfriend said. "Please, if you can help search, anything, just please help."

Since then, deputies and state troopers have been searching the area for the missing child. Her jacket has been found, police said. According to reports, it was found 6 p.m. Monday several hundred yards from where she was last seen.

Gabriella Vitale (WDIV)

Gabriella was last seen wearing a pink zip up jacket and pink bottoms, officials said. She was also believed to be wearing tennis shoes and a gray shirt under the jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oscoda County Sheriff's Office at 989-826-3214.

Authorities searching for 2-year-old Gabriella Roselynn Vitale in Michigan's Oscoda County on July 15, 2019. (WDIV)

The mother of a missing 2-year-old girl and her boyfriend during the search in Northern Michigan. (WPBN)

Michigan State Police search for a missing 2-year-old girl in Northern Michigan. (WPBN)

Police K-9 units joined the search for a 2-year-old girl in Northern Michigan. (WPBN)

Dozens of people joined the search for a 2-year-old girl in Northern Michigan. (WPBN)

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