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NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio — WKYC’s Alyssa Raymond had a chance to speak at length again with Rainn Peterson’s mother, Brandi Peterson Monday morning.

At the same time, the Trumbull County Sheriff relayed that Rainn Peterson, 2, is doing very well at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

What Brandi Peterson had to say raises some other questions that have yet to be answered.

“I’m very, very upset right now. I do really want to thank everyone who volunteered and the police officers,” Brandi Peterson said.

“It was a huge search and rescue and thank God because I don’t think they would be able to find her without the people who did.”

“I’m upset because I feel like, ever since this incident started, I was a suspect, from strangers to family members to friends. And they all tried to accuse me. That was very frustrating.”

“I lost my child. I didn’t know where she was. Very, very frustrating and aggravating to have people believe that I had something to do with it.”

“I was the one who brought up the polygraph test and volunteered to take the polygraph test to prove that I had nothing to do with the disappearance of my daughter.”

“They took her to the emergency room last night. They said that she had minor lacerations from pricker bushes. She was very, very dehydrated and she was hallucinating from being so dehydrated, upset and exhausted. She was so exhausted they had to sedate her, trying to get her temperature up.”

“(They) gave her bottles of Pedialite. She drank four bottles in a row because she was so thirsty and dehydrated. They put IVs in her to get the things she lost back into her.”

“And I have not been able to see her yet. They called me last night around 8:30-9, children’s services did. They told me that they are taking custody of Rainn — my daughter — until the investigation is over. That’s very frustrating. That’s very upsetting because she was at my grandparents’ house when she went missing. I was not there. I passed my polygraph test. I cooperated with police 100 percent and I want to see her. I want to bring her home with me and now I can’t even see her.”

“It’s very frustrating. It’s aggravating. It’s upsetting. It’s not fair. It’s just not fair. This has really taught about knowing who your real friends and family are. This whole thing has been a giant mess.”

“To have children’s services tell me they’re taking custody of my daughter when there’s no sign of foul play. It’s very frustrating and it’s aggravating.”

“So many people were saying false accusations — ‘Oh, the mother must have done it, she’s changed her story three times.’”

“The worst feeling in the world was me not knowing where she was. Not knowing if she was safe. Not even knowing if she was alive. And I have people standing around blaming me for this. Accusing me of this.”



Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

Picture Courtesy of the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department and WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

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