Volunteers search trash cans for missing Toledo girl

Elaina Steinfurth was reported missing on Sunday.

As the fourth day of searching for 1-year-old Elaina Steinfurth came to a close Wednesday night, family members and volunteers remained gathered outside the East Toledo home where the little girl was last seen.

Posters asking for Elaina's safe return now hang along the side of the Federal Street home where the 18-month-old went missing on Sunday.

Some adults, gathered at the home, have also written messages on their vehicles' windows asking for the public's help finding the toddler.

Those helping in the search for Elaina say they are looking everywhere, even if police have already searched the location, including trash cans.

"It would be the best thing not to find anything during searches like that, because if we find anything it's not good news," search volunteer Jonathon said.

Lohmeyer adds that volunteers have chased down every tip they get and have traveled to Holland to pass out flyers with Elaina's picture.

On Tuesday, the FBI joined in the search for the missing girl, knocking on hundreds of doors in East Toledo.


Police search for missing toddler

Volunteers have also received donations from a local pizza parlor and port-a-potty company who provided them with a restrooom where they have gathered.

They encourage anyone who would like to help search for Elaina to join them at their make-shift command center in the 700 Block of Federal near Leonard Street in East Toledo.

Anyone who may know where the Elaina Steinfurth is should call Crimestoppers at 419-255-1111.