Elaina Steinfurth Update: DNA confirms skeletal remains are missing Ohio toddler

Elaina Steinfurth Steinfurth family via CBS affiliate WTOL

Elaina Steinfurth
Steinfurth family via CBS affiliate WTOL
(CBS/AP) TOLEDO, Ohio - Police in Ohio say skeletal remains found in a box last week are those of Elaina Steinfurth, a toddler who's been missing since June.

DNA test results released Tuesday confirm that the remains discovered in a Toledo garage are of 19-month-old Elaina. She was last seen about three months ago in a house on the same property.

The home and the garage belong to the family of Steven King II, a man who had been dating Angela Steinfurth, the girl's mother.

Police say they had searched the property several times, but won't say what led them to the garage last week.

Both King and Angela Steinfurth are in jail after being accused of obstructing justice during the investigation. No charges have been filed since the remains were discovered.

CBS affiliate WTOL reports the investigation is ongoing and the coroner is working to determine a cause of death.

A vigil will be held in Toledo Tuesday night in honor of Elaina.

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