Search for baby Elaina expands
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 22:56:28 GMT —
Elaina Steinfurth has been missing for nearly three weeks, and search teams are expanding their coverage to help bring the baby home.
On Saturday, teams of 15-20 volunteers performed â??grid searchesâ?? across local cemeteries, roads, and further down the Maumee River. Volunteer searcher Anita Janz drove over two hours from Cleveland to help find Elaina.
â??Thereâ??s a baby missing and a little something something going on here,â?? said Janz. â??I just came down to help out.â??
Search teams even combed the Maumee River in boats for the first time last night. Search organizers said efforts on the water continued Saturday.
â??Just to cover every area that we havenâ??t covered so we can say that we have touched every area,â?? said Kim Cundick from Justice for Nevaeh, the volunteer group organizing the search.
While the investigation continues, Elainaâ??s grandfather says he still maintains hope for her return home.
â??I still have the feeling weâ??re gonna find her alive,â?? said Terry Steinfurth, Sr. He continued, â??The community is really doing a great help in helping us out. I never realized there were that many people that care.â??
About 30 people have regularly volunteered on weekdays, and over a hundred on the weekends. Search organizers say all volunteers are welcome to assist.
A candlelight vigil will be held at the corner of Leonard and Federal Street tonight at 7 p.m. A prayer vigil will be held tommorow at 2 p.m. at the same location.
If you have any information on the case Toledo Police and the FBI have posted a $10,000 reward in the case.
Tips can be called into 419-255-1111.