Virginia State Police

Car Found In Search For Missing Virginia Emergency Responder

Nicole Mittendorff was reported missing Friday after she didn't show up for work at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

By Briana Altergott | April 18, 2016

Police in Virginia are searching for a firefighter/paramedic who has been missing since last week.

Authorities say they found 31-year-old Nicole Mittendorff's Mini Cooper abandoned at Shenandoah National Park Saturday night.

State police and U.S. park police spent the rest of the night searching for her by ground and by air, and rescue efforts continued into Sunday.

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Mittendorff was reported missing on Friday after she failed to show up for work at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue that morning, which family members say was highly unusual for her.

Her sister told The Washington Post on Sunday, "We are holding up as best as can be expected under difficult circumstances. At this time we are focused on finding Nicole and have the deepest appreciation for everyone helping. We hope and pray for a safe resolution in the near future."

Mittendorff's family has set up a website and a Facebook page devoted to finding her. Anyone with any information about her whereabouts has been asked to contact the Virginia State Police.

This video includes images from Virginia State Police and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

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