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Elaina’s father speaks out after her mother’s arrest

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Police searched Federal Street Wednesday before arresting Angela. Police searched Federal Street Wednesday before arresting Angela.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Terry Steinfurth has been staying out of the spotlight since his 1-year-old daughter Elaina disappeared almost two weeks ago, but after the arrest of his estranged wife Wednesday night, he spoke out.

Elaina's mother Angela Steinfurth is now behind bars, charged with child endangerment. Toledo Police say Elaina was injured and Angela was aware of it, but did not seek medical attention for her.

Terry says he would like more details, but right now, that's all police are saying.

Baby Elaina disappeared June 2 from an east Toledo home where she was staying with Angela.

"I'm not gonna bash anybody or point fingers at anybody, but I feel justice is being served," Terry said after Angela's arrest.

If any additional charges are filed against Angela regarding the disappearance, Terry says it will depend on what further information police uncover.

"She made several mistakes," Terry said. "I'm not gonna say she was directly responsible for anything, but my daughter was in her care at the time this happened."

Terry and others continue to pray for the safe return of Elaina. More citizen search patrols are scheduled to fan out across Toledo in coming days. Toledo Police are still investigating. They're chasing all leads that come in, which Terry says he appreciates.

"As long as they're out there beating the street like we are, they're doing their job," he said.

Click here to see the full interview with Terry Steinfurth.

Anyone with information on Elaina is urged to call Crimestopper at 419-255-1111.

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