Possible human remains found during investigation into missing Toledo toddler Elaina Steinfurth
Jen Steer, newsnet5.com , Josh Boose, newsnet5.com
9:42 PM, Sep 5, 2013
5:49 AM, Sep 6, 2013
TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo police found a box of possible human remains while investigating new information in the disappearance of missing toddler Elaina Steinfurth.
The 19-month-old was reported missing on June 2, and searches of her neighbor and Maumee River turned up nothing.
Toledo police said they executed a search warrant at a house on Federal Street Thursday afternoon. The home belongs to Steven King, the estranged boyfriend of Elaina's mother. King was charged with obstruction of justice on July 22 in the case.
The Lucas County Coroner's office said the box removed from area on Thursday contains what appear to be human remains. An autopsy is scheduled.
Toledo police said they will release more information during a news conference on Friday.
Elaina's mother, Angela Steinfurth, was arrested for obstruction of justice in June.
Police said they are handling Elaina's disappearance as a homicide investigation.