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Funeral for NW Ohio toddler missing since June

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Funeral services have been held in northwest Ohio for a toddler who was missing for three months before her remains were found in a garage.

The service for Elaina Steinfurth was held Saturday near Toledo with burial to follow at the Lake Township Cemetery. She was 1 ½ years olds when she was reported missing June 2.

The (Toledo) Blade ( says the small white casket had her photo printed on the lid. It was carried by four men including her father and grandfather.

The girl's mother and a man she had been dating are charged with obstructing official business in the girl's disappearance. The remains were found Sept. 5 in a garage that belongs to the man's family.

The cause of her death hasn't been determined.

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