New trial date set while evidence considered in baby Elaina case

Steven King is seen in court.

The trial against an east Toledo man who
led investigators
to the body of missing baby Elaina Steinfurth has been moved to October.

Steven King, the ex-boyfriend of Elaina's mother, Angela Steinfurth, is charged with obstruction of justice in the case of the little girl's disappearance, and subsequent death. He was scheduled to go on trial Monday; however, on Thursday, a judge postponed the trial until Oct. 7, at the request of the defense.

New evidence, related to the discovery of Elaina's body, will be considered prior to the October trial date.


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Last Thursday, King tipped investigators off to the location of Elaina's body, his mother told WNWO. That same day, Toledo Police executed a search warrant at a detached garage at 704 Federal St. in east Toledo. Inside, they found a box containing "immature human skeletal remains." Those remains were later identified as those of baby Elaina, who had been missing from the home since June 2.

No additional charges have been made after the discovery of Elaina's body.

Family told WNWO that they were aware of King making a plea deal with investigators prior to pointing them to Elaina's body.

Angela Steinfurth remains jailed on an obstruction of justice charge. She is scheduled to be in court next on Sept. 25.