The missing 2-year-old was found alive in Oscoda County.

Gabriella Vitale disappeared Monday morning, July 15.

Michigan State Police tweeted Tuesday morning that Gabriella was found alive after walking up to a home in Oscoda County.

The home is about a half-mile from where Gabriella's family had last seen her on Monday.

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, deputies got a call and met with family members of Gabriella in the woods just off Reber Road in Comins Township.

Her family, from the Monroe area, said they were packing up to leave the campsite, where they had been camping since last week, when the little girl went missing, Oscoda County Sheriff’s deputies said.

Her father, Dominic, was just getting off work downstate when he learned she was missing.

"I got a message from my friend saying 'did you find your daughter,' I didn't know what she was talking about at first until I saw a link. And when I saw the link, my heart just dropped. I didn't really know what to think, all I could think of was holding onto the hope that she's okay."

Deputies, Michigan State Police troopers, K9 teams, MSP helicopters and DNR officers were among those involved in the search, along with many volunteers.

Police said Gabriella's pink jacket was located several hundred yards southeast from where she was last seen.

"We were all very worried about her well-being and for her to pop up relatively healthy and even in good spirits, we couldn't be happier," MSP Lt. Travis House said.

House said Gabriella had lost most of her clothing and her tennis shoes.

"But again still seemed to be in good spirits and relatively unphased by the ordeal," House said.

"Right now she's getting fluids and vitals making sure everything is normal. She's a little distraught from not seeing her family for so long for about 24 hours but she's definitely accepting all the love, she wants hugs she doesn't want to be let down, so she's doing good," said Dominic.

Gabriella was taken to the hospital for observation. 

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