Trumbull Co. Sheriff says ‘more than enough volunteers’ to search

A photo of Brandii and Rainn Peterson provided by Brandii.
A photo of Brandii and Rainn Peterson, provided by Brandii.

NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The search for missing two-year-old Rainn Peterson continues Sunday.

Sheriff Altiere said that volunteers are no longer being accepted as there are “more than enough volunteers” to aid in the search.

No new leads have been discovered in the case.

Brandi Peterson, Rainn’s mother, said the great-grandparents are frustrated and Rainn’s two brothers are confused about what is happening.

Search dogs picked up Rainn’s scent about 200 yards north of the house in the woods near Norton Lane. The search will begin where dogs picked up her scent on Saturday.

The search is expanding to a two mile radius.

Photos: Missing Trumbull County toddler

A helicopter is circling the area near the house. A plane with high definition is coming to assist in the search. The plane has different capabilities than the helicopter.

Seven sex offenders were interviewed. No leads were produced from the interviews.

Sheriff Altiere said the office has found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

In a Facebook post Sunday morning, Assistant Chief of the North Bloomfield Fire Department Roger Peterson addressed the case. He addressed the rumors and wrote that the search continues. Peterson also wrote that the community should trust the officials in charge of the response. Experts in the state are involved in the case and have been involved since around the very beginning of the search.

“We have every resource we could think of down here,” Altiere said Sunday.

The Ohio attorney general’s office released the following information on Rainn Peterson:

Missing from: North Bloomfield, Ohio
Missing since: 10/2/2015
Missing age: 2
Current age: 2
Date of birth: 8/19/2013
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White
Height: 3′ 0″
Weight: 24 pounds
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown

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