EAST TOLEDO, Ohio — Angela Steinfurth, the mother of baby Elaina and her ex-boyfriend Steven King have been indicted on charges relating to the death of baby Elaina.
A grand jury indicted Steinfurth for murder and King was charged with aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse
They had also been previously charged with obstruction of justice.
The baby Elaina case captured national when the 18-month-old infant went missing on June 2.
Steinfurth who is married was staying with King in a home his family owned.
When Elaina’s father Terry Steinfurth Jr. arrived at King’s home to pick up his daughters he said his wife was sitting on the porch smoking a cigarette.
She allowed him to pick up another daughter but kept giving him excuses as to why he could not take baby Elaina home.
King then started a fight with Terry Steinfurth Jr. so he left and returned to the King home with his father.
Another confrontion ensued and finally Angela Steinfruth agreed to go get Elaina.
She went into the home with King and returned to the porch area approximately one half hour later and said Elaina was missing.
During that half hour, King left the home under the pretense of looking for Elaina.
Angela Steinfurth was arrested for child endangerment and then the charges were dropped.
She was rearrested in June for obstruction of justice and King was arrested in August for obstruction of justice.
In September, Elaina’s remains were found in a box in the garage behind King’s home after King directed police to the location of Elaina’s remains.
It is believed that King negotiated some type of deal with authorities before disclosing the location of the remains of baby Elaina.
King’s aggravated murder charge carries a sentence of 20 years to life while Steinfurth faces 15 years to life for murder.
They are both scheduled to appear in court Dec. 3 and according to the Toledo Press, King has already received a trial date of Dec. 9.