Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:24:25 GMT
The search is on for the woman who allegedly stole items from a little boy's gravesite in Richland County. According to Ontario Police, several people have contacted them concerning gravesite thefts atMore >>
The search is on for the woman who allegedly stole items from a little boy's gravesite in Richland County.More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:02:28 GMT
Video from a fishing trip that ended in tragedy earlier this week was posted to an outdoors website sometime before the boat capsized. It's believed Andrew Rose sent the video to the website, ‘Black SwampMore >>
It's believed Andrew Rose sent the video to the website, ‘Black Swamp Ohio Outdoors'.More >>
A group of angry parents want the superintendent of Tiffin City Schools removed from her position and have started circulating a petition.More >>
A group of angry parents want the superintendent of Tiffin City Schools removed from her position and have started circulating a petition. More >>
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
death of Elaina Steinfurth was a tragic and captivating story for the Toledo
area last year.
Elaina was reported missing on June 2, 2013. It was months later in December
that her mother Angela Steinfurth pleaded
guilty to murder and her ex-boyfriend Steven King admitted he killed Elaina
by putting his hand over her nose and mouth until she stopped breathing.
of police reports, search warrants and photos have been released to Toledo News
Now from the police. Those documents shed more light on what happened inside
the investigation from day one.
June 3, the day after Elaina was reported missing, Angela and Steven were
interviewed separately by police.
Steven's interview, he told police he ended the relationship with Angela about
a week before because he didn't like her parenting skills and how she
disciplined her daughters. He said he was told Angela hits Elaina on the head.
Angela and Steven said in those first interviews that Steven put the children
to bed on the night of June 1, when Angela and her daughters came to stay at
the King residence temporarily. They also said that during the day on June 2
only Steven ever checked on Elaina as she slept in the bedroom.
told police that Elaina had been injured and that she believed Steven did it,
although he had told her at the time that Elaina's 4-year-old sister Kylee accidentally
hit Elaina while sleeping, resulting in a black eye and blood in her nose.
Angela said she was afraid of Steven.
same day, police interviewed Kylee Steinfurth, who told them Steven was not
nice. The reports say Kylee told investigators to, "Take Steven to jail because
he is being mean to my dad and my mom." Kylee also said Steven punched her in
the leg, but that she did not see him hit anyone else.
little more than a week later, Angela was arrested and charged with child
endangerment for not reporting Elaina's injuries when they occurred.
June 17, Angela agreed to give a statement. That was the first time she
admitted Elaina was dead. Although she initially said she heard Elaina crying
and then a thud when Steven was putting her to bed, Angela later recanted and
said she was in the bedroom and saw Steven throw Elaina on the floor.
next morning, Angela said Elaina was dead and Steven said he would "take care
of her." She told investigators that Steven wrapped Elaina in a blanket and
took her to the Maumee River.
Elam, an inmate at the Lucas County Jail with Angela, came forward a few days
later with a statement. Elam told investigators that Angela had told her the
same story that she had previously told police, with the exception that
according to Angela, Steven had been high on suboxone on the night of June 1,
and that it was Angela that threw Elaina's body into the Maumee River.
than a month after that, Steven King was arrested and charged with obstruction
of justice on July 22. It wasn't until September 5 that he admitted to
suffocating Elaina on June 2, but his story still differed from Angela's.
maintained that he did not see any injuries on Elaina on the night of June 1 or
the next morning. He said he put her down for a nap and they went to the store.
Upon returning, Steven said Angela called him into the bedroom where Elaina was
not breathing properly, so he performed CPR. He told investigators he was not
in the room to see what Angela did to hurt Elaina.
said blood came from Elaina's nose and mouth as a result of the CPR. He said he
didn't know why Angela didn't call 911, but that he didn't because he was
scared. He admitted to putting his hands over Elaina's nose and mouth and
suffocating her, then said Angela blamed him and told him to get rid of Elaina's
said he put Elaina's body in a garbage bag, then put the bag inside a box and
put it in the upper storage area in the garage. That day, police searched the
garage and found the box with Elaina's remains.
Toledo News Now will
continue to look over these documents in an attempt to reveal the full story
behind what happened to Elaina.
For all our coverage of
Elaina's disappearance, click
Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:42:24 GMT
According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. OfficialsMore >>
Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:28:26 GMT
Pranks can be mean-spirited and cruel. Not this one. Parents of this youngster have decided to make his childhood just a little more magical. Take a look. Please feel free to try and trick your childrenMore >>
Click here to watch the adorable trick parents played on their little one, and to hear his jocular response.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:44:28 GMT
On Monday at around 12:30 pm a white newer model Infinity sedan entered the Colortyme Rentals parking lot in Pearl. Pearl police say a woman came in the Thrifty Check Advance and presented a fake OhioMore >>
Pearl police say a woman came in the Thrifty Check Advance and presented a fake Ohio Driver License and two fraudulent checks totaling $17,605.50.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:48:57 GMT
Starkville police are investigating accusations against an Alabama psychic reader. Detective Bill Lott says Fatima Marks, who calls herself Mrs. Lamar, will be charged with grand larceny after an incidentMore >>
Detective Bill Lott says Fatima Marks, who calls herself Mrs. Lamar, will be charged with grand larceny after an incident involving a Starkville senior citizen.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:18:59 GMT
A Louisiana man accused of robbing a Diamondhead credit union with his wife in 2012 says the arrest probably saved his life. Jessie Landry, of Bogalusa, LA, was sentenced this week to 15 years in prisonMore >>
A Louisiana man accused of robbing a Diamondhead credit union with his wife in 2012 says the arrest probably saved his life. Jessie Landry, of Bogalusa, LA, was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison. His wife, Aleisha, received the same sentence last week for her role as the get-away driver.More >>