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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. -- State police are searching for a missing Woodbridge woman whose vehicle was found Saturday evening in Madison County.

Nicole K. Mittendorff, 31, was reported missing Friday, and her abandoned 2009 Mini Cooper was found shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday in a parking lot at the Shenandoah National Park.

State troopers and U.S. Park Police searched for Mittendorff through the night by ground and air and search efforts are still underway.

Mittendorff is described as a white female with blond hair and green eyes. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds.

A Facebook page devoted to finding Mittendorff said officials do not need volunteers at this time.

"Nicole is still missing. They do not need volunteers and they've asked to keep away anyone outside the official effort. That will keep any changes, traces or other items undisturbed and prevent distractions," the post reads.

Additionally, Mittendorff's husband, Steven, posted Saturday night he was grateful for the outpouring of support on social media.

"I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has viewed, liked, and shared this page dedicated to finding my wife. I am overwhelmed by the number of calls, texts, and social media messages that I have received, but have not been able to answer. I am reading them or they are being read to me and I appreciate them all during this difficult time; however, responding to them and taking calls is difficult right now.
I must also thank my agency, the Virginia State Police, and the many other agencies (local, state, and federal) who have dedicated so many resources thus far into this investigation. The work is not done however and I continue to ask for your prayers for both our family and the many who continue to investigate.
Please keep sharing to help us get the word out."

Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts is asked to call Virginia State Police at 703-803-0026.

Nicole K. Mittendorff Missing

Nicole K. Mittendorff Missing

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