By Jueseppi B.
Baby Elaina Steinfurth with her mother a day before going missing
Published on Jun 14, 2013
Surveillance video, from an anonymous source, shows 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth, with her mother, on the day before she was reported missing.
Nancy Grace on search for #BabyElaina
Published on Jun 12, 2013
HLN-TV’s Nancy Grace helps spread the word about Toledo’s search for missing 1-year-old Baby Elaina Steinfurth, missing since June 2 2013. Guests include Newsradio 1370WSPD morning host Fred Lefebvre.
Has missing baby Elaina’s body been found?
Published on Sep 5, 2013
Toledo police have removed a box containing human remains near the home of Steve King, the boyfriend of missing toddler Elaina Steinfurth’s mother, HLN affiliate WTOL reported.
From Toledo News Now:
Toledo police have confirmed that the body found in an east Toledo garage last week belongs to toddler Elaina Steinfurth. Her mother and father were notified by the department first.
Elaina’s father, Terry Steinfurth Jr., said taking the call from detectives was difficult.
“That wasn’t really easy. That was the hardest part yet, was having to explain that to my 4-year-old, and you might as well say my 7-year-old. I mean, it’s hard,” said Steinfurth Jr.
Elaina had been missing since June 2, 2013.
On Thursday, Toledo police searched the area near the home of Steven King on Federal Street in east Toledo. Police still will not say what led them back to search the garage, but whatever it was, netted them huge results in the case; police removed a box containing “immature skeletal remains.” However, because the remains were so immature, the Lucas County Coroner’s Office said it was not possible to determine the gender without DNA testing. It has now been confirmed that the remains belong to baby Elaina.
Stay with Toledo News Now for continued coverage on this breaking news story. We will bring you more details as soon as we have them.
Thank you Toledo News Now.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Human remains found in a box in the rafters of a garage are those of a toddler last seen about three months ago inside a house on the same property, police said Tuesday.
DNA tests confirmed the skeletal remains are of 19-month-old Elaina Steinfurth, said Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan.
Investigators found the remains last Thursday inside a box behind other containers and piles of trash in the detached garage’s rafters. The home where the girl was last known to be alive belongs to the family of a man who had been dating the girl’s mother.
Both the mother, Angela Steinfurth, and her now-estranged boyfriend, Steven King II, are in jail and accused of obstructing justice. Prosecutors will decide whether to file any additional charges, Heffernan said.
“They’re not going anywhere, anytime soon,” he said.
Steinfurth and her two daughters stayed with King at his family’s home on June 1, investigators said. The girl’s father went to the residence to pick up his two daughters the next day, but only Elaina’s 4-year-old sister could be found.
Investigators have said Steinfurth knew Elaina had been seriously injured and didn’t seek medical help. They would not say what type of injuries the toddler had or who caused them.
Steinfurth has been in jail since mid-June. Her attorney has declined to comment.
King was charged in July with lying to investigators about the child’s disappearance. He told reporters after his arrest that he is innocent.
Authorities, including the FBI, and volunteers had searched homes, parks, vacant buildings and the Maumee River near downtown Toledo for any sign of Elaina.
Officers also searched both the home and the garage in the days after she disappeared.
They went to back to the home Thursday and removed the box with the remains, just hours after King appeared in court at a hearing where his trial date was scheduled. Investigators would not say what led them to return to the garage.
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