MEDINA, Ohio – An Ohio man was indicted by a grand jury in connection with keeping the body of his dead 1-year-old daughter in a crib in his apartment for over a month.
Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (http://bit.ly/1KSkfJy ) a Medina County grand jury charged 35-year-old Eric Warfel on Tuesday with abusing a corpse and tampering with evidence, both felony offenses.
The suburban Cleveland resident was arrested July 29 after a cable company employee discovered the decomposing body of Ember Warfel.
Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman said more serious charges could be filed pending an investigation into the circumstances of the child's death. The medical examiner hasn't ruled on the cause of death.
Officials say Warfel is considered a flight risk due to comments he made to family members about leaving the state.
Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group, http://www.cleveland.com