Second fisherman finds suspected human hair in Maumee RiverWritten by Evan Brune Casey Harper | | email@example.com
A Toledo-area fisherman gave what he believed to be human hair to the Toledo Police Department on June 23. There have been two reports of possible human hair in the Maumee River under the High-Level Bridge in the last 10 days.
A different fisherman found what he believed to be human hair June 29 in the same location.
Fisherman Greg Boswell found the strands June 23.
“Well, I was fishing with my granddaughter and we pulled something up and I said, ‘Hey, I think this is human hair,’” Boswell told Toledo Free Press on July 2.
Boswell said he handed the sample, which consisted of three strands varying from 3-5 inches long, to police officers stationed on the bank of the river.
A detective later approached Boswell about his discovery.
“He said, ‘Hey, I hate to interrupt your fishing trip but I need to get some information,’” Boswell said.
Boswell said the police told him they were getting the strands tested and would get back to him. He said they haven’t contacted him since.
When the second hairs were found, relatives of missing 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth petitioned the Toledo Police Department to dive the river. Earlier reports indicated that the missing toddler’s body could have been placed in the river under the High-Level Bridge.
The Toledo Police Department was unavailable for comment.