WARREN, Ohio - A few months into the investigation of 2-year-old Rainn Peterson's disappearance, Trumbull County Sheriff Tom Altiere told Fox 8's Peggy Gallek that he has new DNA evidence.
The Trumbull County Sheriff's Office has been working with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation throughout the investigation.
**See a previous story about Rainn's rescue above**
Altiere said that when Rainn was found, there was a cigarette and half-eaten apple near her.
On Friday, Altiere said evidence from the cigarette has helped the case. The cigarette is being sent back for additional testing and the apple is now being tested as well.
“In my own mind, I have someone of interest. I have someone who is very interesting,” Altiere said.
Rainn Peterson got out of her great-grandparents home Oct 2. After a massive search that lasted close to 48 hours, the toddler was found, not far from her great-grandparents home.
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