In Medina, hundreds mourn toddler found dead in crib

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) – A 21-month-old girl whose decomposed body was found in her crib in a Medina, Ohio apartment is being mourned by hundreds of people who didn’t know her but were moved by her story.

The Medina County Gazette (http://bit.ly/1Iepr6O ) reports many of those attending a Sunday night vigil in honor of young Ember Warfel wore pink and white. The prayed, released balloons and signed sympathy cards for the family.

A cable technician found the girl’s remains last week. Her father was charged with corpse abuse and held on $1 million bond.

Eric Warfel, of Medina, told police he put bags of garbage in his daughter’s room to mask the smell.

Warfel and his ex-wife had lost another daughter in March 2013 in what was ruled a “sudden unexplained infant death.”
Information from: The Medina County Gazette, http://www.medina-gazette.com

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