Toledo Police ramped up efforts in locating a Toledo toddler Wednesday by announcing a substantial reward for information leading them to the missing girl.
18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth has been missing since Sunday, June 2 when she was last seen in East Toledo. The girl was staying in the home of her mother's ex-boyfriend, along with her mother and sister. Police say her father reported her missing when he went to the home to pick up his daughters, but only found Elaina's 4-year-old sister.
After receiving a tip last week, authorities searched the Maumee River for evidence. Elainaâ??s mother, Angela Steinfurth, reported finding a diaper that matched her daughterâ??s brand near the river. Other evidence was taken, but police havenâ??t disclosed what leads they are following.
Search parties canvassed Toledoâ??s east side over the weekend, checking Navarre and Pearson Park, as well as the Marina District, but they didn't find any new leads.
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â??I need all the support that I can get to bring her home,â?? Angela told WNWO last week when asked about the communityâ??s efforts to help find Elaina. â??Anything to keep me comfortable and from losing my mind.â??
The FBI and Toledo Police are now offering a cash reward of up to $10,000 for anyone with information that leads them to Elaina. Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-225-5324.