Baby Elaina case delayed while awaiting possible murder charges
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:29:39 GMT —
The case against an east Toledo man who led investigators to the remains of missing baby Elaina Steinfurth has been rescheduled until December.
Steven King, the ex-boyfriend of Elaina's mother, Angela Steinfurth, was in court Tuesday morning for a pretrial hearing. His new trial date has been set for Dec. 9.
Both the prosecution and the defense said they are waiting on the results of forensic tests to determine if possible homicide charges should be brought against King.
Earlier in September, a breakthrough in the investigation into the disappearance of the toddler happened when King tipped investigators off to the location of Elaina's body, according to his mother.
READ: Steven King tells Toledo Police where to find Elaina Steinfurth remains.
Toledo Police executed a warrant that same day to search the detached garage at 704 Federal St., where they found a box containing "immature human skeletal remains." Results confirmed they belonged to those of baby Elaina.
Currently, King and Angela Steinfurth remained behind bars on charges of obstruction of justice. They were the last two people seen with Elaina before she was reported missing. No charges have been filed in Elaina's death.
Angela's court date has been pushed back Nov. 20. Her attorney asked for more time to review evidence.
Elaina's family and friends said their final goodbyes in late September.
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