Baby Elainaâ??s grandfather updates search effort

A month after Elaina Steinfurth went missing, on Sunday her grandfather spoke about plans to continue the search effort.

Volunteer search teams led by the Michigan group Justice for Nevaeh will continue looking for clues to Elainaâ??s disappearance this week.

To help fund the search effort, Elainaâ??s grandfather, Terry Steinfurth, Sr. set up an official donations account with PNC Bank under the name â??Bring Elaina Home.â?? He asked those wishing to donate to only contribute to the official PNC account.

â??We have heard of the collection cans and the people going door-to-door for donations. I would like to say they are not connected with us,â?? said Steinfurth. He continued, â??If you have a can set out at your business, we thank you for your support but please take it down.â??

Members of Elainaâ??s family have hosted several prayer and candlelight vigils since her disappearance on June 2nd. Vigils will be held this week on Wednesday and Saturday at the corner of Leonard and Federal Streets. Both vigils begin at 7 p.m.

Steinfurth believes investigators will conduct a water search sometime on Monday. He also conveyed his disappointment for the lack of communication the family has received from detectives handling the case.

â??My son and I feel we should hear from the detectives at least once a day, or once every other day,â?? said Steinfurth. â??Just to let us know that yes they still are out there doing their jobs, and sometimes weâ??re not getting that and it makes you second-guess yourself.â??

Amvets Post 222 will host a benefit poker run and dinner on August 3rd to help support the Steinfurth family. Riders can register starting at 11 a.m. for a cost of $15/driver, $5/ passenger. Payouts will be awarded for highest and lowest poker hand. For more information on the event, contact Shannon at 419-973-1453.