Police search for missing girl near Oscoda

Courtesy Photo Gabriella Roselynn Vitale is seen in this photo provided by the Michigan State Police.

News Staff

OSCODA — The Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police are trying to locate a child who turned up missing in Comins Township.

The sheriff’s office received the call about the missing child shortly after 8 a.m. Since that time, deputies and Michigan State Police troopers, including canine teams and Trooper 3 MSP helicopter staff, along with Michigan Department of Natural Resources officers, have been searching the area for 2-year old Gabriella Roselynn Vitale.

As of 9 p.m. Monday, the girl’s pink jacket has been located several hundred yards southeast from where she was last seen in a wooded area about three-quarters of a mile west of M-33 on Reber Road, but the girl remained missing.

The public is asked to contact central dispatch with any info and not to touch any clothing items they might find.

If an item is found, police ask residents to call dispatch and let officials collect the item and search with a canine unit to prevent additional human scent from contaminating the area.

Vitale was last seen wearing a pink zip-up coat and pink bottoms. She is believed to be wearing tennis shoes and to have a gray shirt under the jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oscoda Central Dispatch Center at 989-826-3214 immediately.