The mother of missing 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth was ordered to remain behind bars on a $100,000 bond Wednesday, despite her attorney’s request for supervision instead of jail.
A Lucas County grand jury indicted Angela Steinfurth Monday on a charge of obstructing justice.
Wednesday marks 25 days since 18-month-old Elaina vanished from Toledo, Ohio, on June 2.
Angela Steinfurth initially told police she last saw her daughter when she put her down for a nap at her ex-boyfriend Steven King’s home around 12:30 p.m. that day.
After Terry Steinfurth Jr., the missing girl’s father, arrived at the house to pick up Elaina and her sister later that afternoon, Angela Steinfurth said Elaina was missing.
The missing girl’s mother was arrested on June 12 on a charge of child endangering. Municipal court documents had alleged the mother failed to seek medical attention for the 18-month-old after she suffered an injury. Prosecutors dropped that charge earlier this week and said they would bring a case before the grand jury for an indictment.
A pre-trial date in the case is scheduled for July 24.
HLN’s repeated calls to Angela Steinfurth’s attorney for a comment have not been returned.
Elaina Steinfurth has blue eyes and brown hair. She’s approximately 2 feet tall and weighs 21 pounds. She was last seen wearing orange shorts with flowers.
Anyone with information regarding her disappearance is urged to call the tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI. There’s a $10,000 reward.