It’s been more than a week since Fairfax County firefighter Nicole Mittendorff was last in touch with her family.
As the search continues – her family tries to remain hopeful for her safe return.
State police say they’ve record more than 100 tips about Nicole’s disappearance and they’re hopeful more and more people will continue to come forward.
At Wednesday nights vigil a message of hope echoed through the fire station. A candle still glowing in the lobby, and it will stay that way, chief bowers says, until Nicole Mittendorff comes home.
Mittendorff’s husband, a Sgt with Virginia state police, has been a constant figure at prayer vigils, begging for her safe return.
While state police work on the timeline leading up to her disappearance, this is what we know so far: Mittendorff called in sick to work before her shift on Wednesday.
She was reported missing two days later on Friday when she didn’t show up to work at station 32.
Her family says the last time they heard from her was Wednesday.
Then her Mini Cooper was found abandoned in the Shenandoah national park on Saturday.
Operations resumed At the park Thursday morning on the ground and in the sky.
Investigators say they are now looking at information taken from Mittendorff ‘s cell phone, including files downloaded before the 31 year old vanished.
Virginia state police say even with all this information, the evidence they have does not appear to be suspicious in nature and this is still a missing persons case.
If you have any information about Nicole’s whereabouts, call police.