TOLEDO – 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.
Investigators went back to the home Thursday and removed the box with the remains, just hours after King appeared in court. Investigators would not say what led them to return to the garage.