Family and friends paid their final respects at baby Elaina Steinfurthâ??s funeral on Saturday.
Elainaâ??s father, TJ Steinfurth, carried his daughterâ??s tiny casket out of the Eggleston, Meinert & Pavely Funeral Home in Oregon. It was an emotional release for many, who spent countless hours searching for the missing toddler, and holding weekly prayer vigils in their east Toledo neighborhood.
Almost a hundred vehicles and motorcycles followed Elainaâ??s funeral procession to the Lake Township Cemetary. Many shouted the enduring rally cry, â??Justice for Elaina.â??
TJ Steinfurth released a dove to commemorate Elainaâ??s ascension into heaven. Dozens of balloons were later set afloat, which those who gathered watched in silence until the wind took them out of sight.
Elainaâ??s family said its final goodbyes before she is buried, just steps away from her great grandfather, Robert Steinfurth.
Almost four months after the east Toledo community came together to Bring Elaina Home, Elaina Steinfurth is finally at rest.