Police are hours into the desperate search for missing two-year-old Gabriella Vitale. The toddler vanished in a swampy stretch of woodland where she and her family were on vacation. And despite efforts to locate the vulnerable child, there’s no sign of her anywhere. However, just as the night is drawing in, concerns escalate when Gabriella’s distinctive pink coat is found discarded in the wilderness.
In July 2019 two-year-old Gabriella was enjoying a camping trip with her family in some woods near Comins Township in Oscoda County, Michigan. The location offers visitors a taste of rural living, boasting an attractive range of lakes, rivers and forests. Nestled in the Huron National Forest, visitors can go fishing, hunting, walking and camping.
Gabriella and her relatives had traveled to Oscoda County from near Monroe, MI, for a camping vacation. But on July 15, when the family were due to return home, the unimaginable happened. While they were packing up their belongings, they apparently lost sight of their daughter – and she vanished.