December 21, 2014

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Judge: Jailed mom can’t go to Ohio girl’s funeral

In this June 24, 2013 photo, Angela Steinfurth appears in Toledo Municipal Court in Toledo, Ohio. (AP photo)

In this June 24, 2013 photo, Angela Steinfurth appears in Toledo Municipal Court in Toledo, Ohio. (AP photo)

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman charged with obstruction won’t be allowed to leave jail for the funeral of her toddler, who was missing for months before her remains were found in a garage.

A county judge in Toledo on Wednesday rejected Angela Steinfurth’s request to visit a funeral home and privately pay her last respects. Steinfurth’s attorney told The Blade newspaper she couldn’t immediately comment on the ruling.

A visitation for 19-month-old Elaina Steinfurth is scheduled Friday at a funeral home in the city of Oregon. The funeral is Saturday.

The cause of her death hasn’t been determined.

Angela Steinfurth and a man she had been dating are charged with obstructing official business in the girl’s disappearance. The remains were found this month in a garage that belongs to the man’s family.