Ohio Attorney General: Baby Elaina DNA expected back late Monday or Tuesday
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:05:50 GMT —
According to a spokeswoman for the Ohio Attorney General's office, the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) could finalize DNA testing in the Baby Elaina Steinfurth case as early as Monday evening or by Tuesday.
Officials say the BCI lab worked through the weekend to test immature human skeletal remains discovered, on Thursday, at the home where Baby Elaina was last seen on June 2. WATCH: Entire Toledo Police press conference
Toledo Police confirmed to WNWO that they asked testing be expedited on the remains. The Ohio Attorney General's office has confirmed their request was granted, but would only say they expected the results "early this week."
WNWO has also learned that DNA from Elaina's mother, Angela Steinfurth, is likely to have been used to determine if the skeletal remains belong to Baby Elaina.
TPD spokesman Sgt. Joe Heffernan said that all inmates booked into the Lucas County Jail on felony charges are swabbed for DNA.
Both Angela Steinfurth and her ex-boyfriend, Steven King, are behind bars on obstruction of justice charges in the case.
When asked if Elaina's father, TJ Steinfurth, had submitted DNA for comparison, Toledo Police said that they had "enough DNA to compare."
On Friday, King's mother told WNWO that her son was the one who led police to the discovery of the human remains in the family's East Toledo garage.