Angela Steinfurth’s defense requests more timeWritten by Casey Harper | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The mother of missing toddler Elaina Steinfurth had her pretrial hearing pushed back to Aug. 14.
Angela Steinfurth’s defense requested more time to acquire transcripts and depositions, according to Angela’s stepfather Richard Schiewe.
Angela was arrested June 12 on obstruction of justice charges. Elaina has been missing for more than seven weeks.
The Toledo Police Department (TPD) arrested Angela’s ex-boyfriend, Steven W. King, on a felony obstruction of justice charge. TPD picked up King for questioning the afternoon of July 22. After questioning, the decision was made to charge him with the felony.
Elaina was reported missing June 2 when her father Terry Steinfurth Jr. came to pick up his daughter between noon and 1 p.m. at a home on Federal Street. An argument ensued when Angela refused to give him Elaina, according to several witnesses.
Almost an hour after the start of the argument, Angela went in to get Elaina but came out “crying and screaming” that Elaina was gone, according to Terry Steinfurth Sr., Elaina’s grandfather.
The family began searching the area for Elaina. They called the police when she could not be found.