Angela Steinfurth appeared in court for the fourth time Wednesday in the case of her missing daughter.The east Toledo mother attended her 9 a.m. court appearance on charges of obstructing justice for her missing daughter, Elaina Steinfurth. The one-year-old girl went missing more than three months ago.
The judge set another pre-trial hearing set for Sept. 25.
Steinfurth's attorney had asked for additional time to review evidence in the case. In a hearing back in mid-August, Steinfurth's attorney asked to analyze nearly 30 hours of video interviews taken with Steinfurth and Toledo Police.
Angela's step-father, Richard Schiewe, attended the pre-trial hearing before speaking to WNWO about missing baby Elaina. "I can't forgive and I can't forget, but like I said, this is a two-sided story, not just one-sided, not just the Steinfurth's. I don't care if anybody gets mad about it, but it's my family just as much as it is their family," Schiewe said.
Angela and her ex-boyfriend, Steven King, were the last two people seen with Elaina before her disappearance. King also faces charges of obstructing justice after a police investigation revealed he made numerous false statements. Toledo Police filed a complaint against King on Jul. 22 after an extensive review of evidence in the case. King pleaded not guilty in his court appearance in mid-August.
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 a 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."
WATCH: Surveillance video of Angela with Elaina on the day she was reported missing.Family members and friends of Elaina met last week at a bi-weekly vigil near the home where Elaina was last seen. Pastor Steve Salyers of North Point Church of the Nazarene spoke about keeping faith during the difficult times. "We don't know what's going to be the outcome, but we believe that the truth is going to come out one way or another," said Salyers. "And we're just going to continue as long as we can, Lord willing, to keep the faith up, to encourage and do whatever we can."
Another march and vigil for baby Elaina will be held outside the Lucas County Courthouse on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.