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Published: Friday, 9/6/2013 - Updated: 11 months ago

Coroner: DNA needed to determine sex of remains

Police believe remains belong to missing toddler Elaina Steinfurth

BLADE STAFF

In a written statement, Lucas County Deputy Coroner Dr. Diane Scala-Barnett said the remains from 704 Federal are so immature it's not possible to determine the sex of the remains.

A DNA sample has already been sent to the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation lab in London, Ohio; a BCI spokesman said test results should be available early next week.

Dr. Scala-Barnett also said the cause and manner of death will not be ruled on until all parts of the autopsy -- including a toxicology report and an anthropological study -- are completed.

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