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Fisherman snags hair on line, Baby Elaina's family waits for answers

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Divers are expected to hit the Maumee river on Monday, after a fisherman found some hair in the water.

Searchers for Baby Elaina Steinfurth have urged boaters and fishermen to be vigilant and look for evidence. This weekend, Patrick Howard was out fishing with a friend underneath the Anthony Wayne Bridge when his line got snagged and nearly snapped his pole.

"I finally got my hook to come unloose, then once I got that out and was getting ready to cut it and call it a day and head home, that's when I discovered hair wrapped around my fishing hook."

After calling police, Howard says he flagged down search volunteers in the area. Police officers collected the tuft of brownish blonde hair.

It's still not known if the hair is human or animal.

Elaina's grandfather Terry Steinfurth says, "We're hoping it proves something one way or the other. We just need to find her and bring her home. It's  getting harder the longer it goes." He says the family was frustrated when authorities told them the discovery did not warrant a dive team.

The family said divers will be back in the water on Monday.

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