Steven King indicted on obstructing justice in missing baby Elaina case
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:18:22 GMT —
Two months after an East Toledo toddler went missing, the ex-boyfriend of the girl's mother faces a new charge in connection to the disappearance.
Steven King was indicted by a Lucas County Grand Jury Friday on a charge of obstructing justice, in connection with the disappearance of Elaina Steinfurth.
Prosecutors dropped the initial obstruction of justice charge against King on Friday. The case was then sent to a grand jury before being returned with an indictment against King on obstruction of justice.
King is the ex-boyfriend of Angela Steinfurth, Elaina's mother. Angela is also being held on a charge of obstruction of justice. The former couple is believed to be the last two people to see Elaine before she disappeared on June 2.
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."
Newly released information in the search for a missing Toledo toddler point to the girl's mother, who the FBI says may have made a jailhouse confession.
On July 22, Toledo Police filed a complaint against King, allegeding he made numerous false statements to them. The complaint came after review of video and potential evidence collected during their investigation into Elaina's disappearance.
According to Ohio law, the obstructing justice charge against King is considered a felony of the third degree and can bring one to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
King remains in jail on a $250,000 bond.