Angela Steinfurth returns to court for missing daughter Elaina
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:23:38 GMT —
The mother of the missing Toledo toddler made a court appearance Wednesday morning.
Angela Steinfurth, 25, has been in jail since June on charges of obstructing justice. Her daughter, Elaina Steinfurth, has been missing since the beginning of June. Steinfurth's attorney asked for additional time to review more than 30 hours of video interviews done by Toledo Police. The judge set a pre-trial date scheduled for September 4.
Her ex-boyfriend, Steven King, had a preliminary hearing last week. King is schedule to appear in court Thursday, August 15.
For the first time since Elaina went missing on June 2, the word "homicide" was used by officials.
King and Steinfurth were the last people seen with the toddler.
In late June, a report surfaced that Angela Steinfurth confessed to a fellow Lucas County Jail inmate that she and King threw Elaina's body in the Maumee River. "She told me they wrapped her up in blanket and took her down by the High Level Bridge," said a relative of the inmate. "And, he (King) stood behind her and she [Angela] threw this baby in the river."
Elaina's family hopes criminal charges waged against King and Steinfurth will reveal the missing baby's location.