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Missing 2-Year-Old Is Found, but Not by Searchers

Gabriella Roselynn Vitale wandered off Monday morning
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2019 1:20 PM CDT
Gabriella Roselynn Vitale.   (Michigan State Police)

(Newser) – A Michigan family's nightmare ended up being roughly 27 hours long. A 2-year-old girl who went missing Monday morning as her family wrapped up a camping trip in northern Michigan was found Tuesday morning. Gabriella Roselynn Vitale wandered off from the Comins Township campsite as the rest of her family prepared to leave around 8:15am. During the subsequent search for her an Oscoda County homeowner was contacted by authorities and made aware to be on the lookout for Gabriella—who then turned up at that home around 11:30am Tuesday, reports ABC News.

The AP reports the home was about a half-mile from where Gabriella was last seen but in an area that had not yet been searched. "We found her coat to the south and east, so she covered quite a bit of ground," state police Lt. Travis House told reporters. "This house kind of marked the very outside of where we covered searching, so far." Gabriella was found without "her bottoms and her shoes" as well as her jacket, which had been found early in the search. Police say she's otherwise in good shape. (A woman who went missing from her campsite was also found this week.)

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