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Mom says she finds diaper; could be connected to missing child

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 It could be a break in the case of a missing east Toledo toddler.  A tip on Thursday morning from the family of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth  led investigators to a full day of combing a spot on the banks of the Maumee river.

 The toddler was last see Sunday, according to her mother.

While searching some woods on the East Toledo side of the Maumee River near the High Level Bridge, Angela Steinfurth says she found a diaper that she says is the same brand and size as her daughter wears.   Detectives went back to the spot and did not leave for several hours.

The Toledo Fire Department put its boat and divers into the water.  Investigators stood on the banks.  It's not clear if they have any new evidence. But on Friday 13abc saw investigators take two brown bags of evidence into their vehicle.  It's not clear if the diaper was taken away. 

"I'm trying. I've been shaking for the last few days and then this here, Oh my God. This makes my whole day even worse. By the river there's so many things you could do to her," said Angela Steinfurth. 

Officials on the scene tell 13abc that nothing was found, but a dog brought in for searching was able to get a hit in the area, so the search concentrated near the river. 

Angela Steinfurth says today's like piece of information is still not good enough. 

"Not knowing where she is. What she's doing?  Who's got her? Is she ok? I've got 20 million questions running through my head and the first one is ‘Why did you even take her?' You have no say so to do with that baby," said Angela Steinfurth. 

Still no arrests have been made in the case. Elaina disappeared Sunday after she was supposed to go with her father.

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