Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
vigil was held Wednesday for missing one-year-old Elaina Steinfurth.
went missing at the beginning of June, and although family members say they are
not giving up hope, they need to be realistic about the situation. They say
they are now slowing down their search efforts and focusing on recovery.
gotta kind of take a step back and make sure my other daughter is getting the
help she needs, and is getting through everything the way she needs to, and
just trying to have somewhat of a normal life," said TJ Steinfurth, Elaina's
45 days of searching and waiting and praying, the family announced their
decision to focus on their own recovery.
times in situations like this, a child would surface within 72 hours, and it's
day 45," TJ said.
at the point where we are starting to search over and over," added Ginger
Smith, a cousin. "The same places – over and over."
they gathered for a prayer vigil, like they have many times, and they also took
to the streets, chanting, "Bring Elaina home."
family will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 3. There will be a benefit
poker run and dinner at the Amvets Post 222 at 4143 N. Summit Street in Toledo.
For more information, contact Shannon at 419-973-4153.
Toddler Elaina Steinfurth was missing for months before her remains were found in an east Toledo garage. Two people are charged in the case, as the rest of the family and community waits for justice.More >>
Toddler Elaina Steinfurth was missing for months before her remains were found in an east Toledo garage. Two people are charged in the case, as the rest of the family - and community - waits for justice.More >>