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Baby Elaina's family frustrated, still hopeful

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Toledo Police say it's unlikely they'll learn anything helpful in the search for Baby Elaina Steinfurth from a clump of hair a fisherman found in the Maumee River.

That news came Friday, nearly two months after the toddler vanished.

Her family says they are hopeful that other evidence collected by police will offer answers and the family was trying to stay strong at a vigil held for the little girl on Saturday.

Police say they haven't received an official final report on the DNA, but they've been told the chances of getting anything usable from the hair are slim.

Elaina's cousin Ginger Smith said, "They have ruled out that they can't prove the DNA, we are still a little frustrated. I mean C'mon. Everybody's frustrated. We were hoping that we could find something out. I mean we're praying we want her home, we're pushing 60 days here, 60 days is not good."

The family says the weekly vigils give them strength.  They say investigators say they've received other DNA evidence, but won't comment on the case. But that gives the family renewed hope.

Elaina's mother Angela Steinfurth and Steven King, her boyfriend at the time of Elaina's disappearance, remain behind bars. Both are accused of lying to investigators about Elaina's disappearance.

The AmVets Riders Post 222 will host a poker run benefit for the Steinfurth family next week on August 3rd. The even will start at noon followed by a barbecue dinner.  Donations will be accepted to the Bring Elaina Home fund at any PNC bank.

 

 

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