#Missing Child: Rainn Peterson, 2 - Trumbull County, OHIO

Authorities are searching for a missing toddler in Trumbull County after the girl wandered off Friday evening.

Rainn Peterson, two-years-old, was reported missing by her great-grandparents on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

She was last seen at 7759 State Route 45 in New Bloomfield wearing a purple long-sleeved shirt with snowflake sequins, gray pants, and multicolored pink and lime green shoes.

Trumbull County Sheriff Thomas Altiere tells WKYC that Peterson and two other siblings, ages three and four, were playing inside the house earlier Friday night. The siblings told Trumbull County Sheriffs that was the last time they saw Peterson.

The search is still going on as of Saturday evening. "We're looking everywhere. We're not putting a limit on the search. We will keep searching until we find her," Sheriff Altiere said.

Peterson has brown shoulder length hair, brown eyes, and 3'0" tall.

Brandi Peterson, the mother of missing 2-year-old Rainn Peterson, spoke Saturday afternoon with WKYC and told us that she was out with her boyfriend when her grandparents called and said that the toddler had gone missing.

"Around 7 o'clock yesterday I was at a tattoo shop with my boyfriend when I got a call that my daughter had gone missing," said Brandi Peterson.

The grandparents had been watching the three children while the mother was moving into her new apartment.

Peterson was not wearing any shoes or a coat when she vanished from the grandparents' home.

The mother tells us that the grandmother was cooking in the kitchen and the three children were downstairs with the grandfather. The missing toddler went upstairs and went missing a short time after.

Dozens of volunteers got their hands and feet dirty in the search.

"I got here at 5 o'clock this morning," said volunteer Lorie Tingler, as she was trying to warm up with some hot chocolate after spending 13 hours volunteering.

"We were looking in holes, in a cornfield," said Tingler. "We were looking in the woods. We were crawling under pine trees, through forest, we were wet."

That hot chocalate came free because those who werent searching were helping those who were.

"I don't even know how many hamburgers we have given out because it's not about the money," said volunteer Dolly Mansfield as she was working from her food truck. "We don't care about that. It's just something to feed the people who are putting in so many hours into this to find the little girl."

"I don't know where she is but please help us find her because she's two years old and has a whole life ahead of her," said Brandi.

Sheriff's deputies say the family has been "More than cooperative," but they are doing lie detector tests for everyone in the immediate family in their attempt to rule out any kind of foul play.

Trumbull County Sheriff's Department has been aided by the FBI, Ashtabula County Sheriffs, Howland Township Police, Niles Police, K-9 units from Columbus and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation as well as volunteers.

Anyone with information on the missing toddler is asked to please call the Trumbull County Dispatch Center at ‪(330)-675-2730‬.


Amy Kinney
Missing Alerts Manager
Board of Director
LostNMissing, Inc.
501c(3) Nonprofit 

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