An Ohio woman charged with obstruction won't be allowed to leave jail for the funeral of her toddler, who was missing for months before her remains were found in a garage.
TOLEDO, Ohio - The family of a missing baby in Toledo says it's decided to scale back its search efforts.
For the last month and a half, 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth's family has organized its own searches with the help of volunteers.
At a vigil this week, the baby's father explained one of the reasons why the family felt it needed to cut back.
"Right now, I just got to take a step back and make sure by other daughter's getting the help she needs and getting through everything the way she needs to and, just trying to have somewhat of a normal life," TJ Steinfurth said.
The family said it will still conduct searches twice a week. The father said money concerns also played a role in the decision.
"Everybody knows the statistics of finding somebody after they're gone for so long, and we're past that point. But I still have hope that she's out there and that somebody will speak and find her," said Elaina's grandfather Terry Steinfurth Sr.
Elaina was last seen on June 2. Her mother said the girl disappeared from her ex-boyfriend's house after she put her down for a nap.
A funeral is planned Saturday for the northwest Ohio toddler who was missing for months before her skeletal remains were found inside a box in the rafters of a garage.
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.
Human remains found in the rafters of a garage are likely that of a toddler last seen about three months ago inside a house on the same property, police said Friday.
Toledo police found a box of possible human remains while investigating new information in the disappearance of missing toddler Elaina Steinfurth.