Toddler dies, father keeps decomposing corpse for month

Toddler dies, father keeps decomposing corpse for month
Published: 2015 August 08 09:47:02 (9989 Views)
A toddler's decomposing corpse was found hidden in her cot - as her dad faces charges of abusing a corpse.

Eric Warfel has admitted concealing 21-month-old daughter Ember's corpse for more than a month, putting rubbish in the child's room to disguise the smell.

The 34-year-old was arrested when the body was discovered by an engineer who visited the flat, in Medina, Ohio, to update the cable TV.

In a touching outpour of support and sympathy, more than 200 people attended a vigil for the 21-month-old girl.

People dressed in pink, released balloons and signed cards for the little girl after the event was publicised on Facebook.

Warfel was arrested while shopping with his seven-year-old daughter at the local mall and charged with abuse of a corpse.

The older girl is currently in the custody of her grandparents.



Warfel reportedly told authorities that his ex-wife, the mother of the children, currently lives in New York.

Police said the baby's body was sent to the Cuyahoga County Coroner for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

He was remanded in custody by magistrate Linda Leggett who set after bail was set at $1 million during a hearing over video link.

Leggett, reading from a police report, said Warfel told law enforcement Ember had died on or around June 18.

Warfel said he did not call police or medical professionals after the child died and that he attempted to conceal the baby's death from her family, according to the statement read to the court.

Warfel also admitted to police that he put rubbish in the child's bedroom to disguise the smell of the decomposing body, Leggett said.

This is not the first of Warfel's children to die. He is believed to have had a daughter who died in March 2013 in Cuyahoga County, according to the judge.

The child, five-month-old Erin Delynn Warfel, died in hospital of "sudden unexplained infant death".



Source - Mirror

Tags: corpse, decompose,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

| Comment With Facebook Submit

There are no comments.

Weird News Big Reads

Bird Box finally unveils unknown monsters

by Metro | 2019 January 06 00:20:32 | 8559 Views

Man in critical condition after 'blowing himself up while trying to raid ATM'

by June Mpofu | 2018 December 11 19:39:39 | 18068 Views

Murder suspect pretending to be mute loses voice from underuse

by June Mpofu | 2018 December 11 19:39:46 | 14278 Views

Harrods accidentally sold £1,000 bags for less than £10

by June Mpofu | 2017 December 16 15:42:54 | 14068 Views

Rapper 'whips out' manhood on Instagram

by June Mpofu | 2017 October 31 08:36:03 | 15757 Views

Woman raped in the street as people walk past

by June Mpofu | 2017 October 27 22:04:42 | 16367 Views

Student who inhaled 360 laughing gas canisters in a week may never walk again

by June Mpofu | 2017 October 20 08:05:52 | 16147 Views

Poet tweets that she was raped by SA musician

by Hope Freedom | 2017 October 07 23:02:51 | 16652 Views

Dog bites off chunk of woman's face

by June Mpofu | 2017 September 23 09:04:56 | 15571 Views

Man jailed after tricking children into abusing young relatives

by Prince Cox | 2017 September 06 08:00:14 | 16955 Views

'I gave lift to a ghost' says taxi driver

by June Mpofu | 2017 September 04 18:39:39 | 32394 Views

Son 'stabbed mum to death and ate her heart with a side of chutney'

by June Mpofu | 2017 September 01 20:10:25 | 17523 Views

'Cannibal tired of eating human flesh' hands himself in

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 24 07:59:37 | 15857 Views

Man cut off pregnant girlfriend's nipples with a pair of scissors

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 20 10:24:38 | 17261 Views

Pregnant woman murdered in 'satanic ritual'

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 20 01:27:16 | 18165 Views

No diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe after 'splitting open model's head'

by Hope Freedom | 2017 August 15 08:30:38 | 21168 Views

8-year-old dies after cousin dares her to drink boiling water through straw

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 05 10:10:31 | 17939 Views

Girl, 14, was raped twice in one night by different men

by June Mpofu | 2017 July 29 17:06:36 | 17361 Views

Girl, 10, told she can't have abortion after being raped by uncle

by Hope Freedom | 2017 July 22 16:54:59 | 17845 Views

Obsessive woman chases police car helping boyfriend escape her

by June Mpofu | 2017 July 15 21:27:10 | 14523 Views

Man hijacked while peeing

by June Mpofu | 2017 July 08 10:46:55 | 21074 Views

Disabled woman tied to tractor and beaten to death by mob

by Hope Freedom | 2017 July 03 23:10:47 | 22058 Views

Man spends 5 years renovating boat, it sinks as soon as it goes on water

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 30 22:42:43 | 14617 Views

Woman paralysed after having sex

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 26 21:03:25 | 17229 Views

Woman cuts off boyfriend's privates 'after he refused to marry her'

by Prince Cox | 2017 June 24 20:36:31 | 21895 Views

Cancer patient charged with plotting to kill doctors

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 08 09:57:59 | 15557 Views

Former Premier League star dies after collapsing in training

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 05 18:08:44 | 21983 Views

Mugabe 'will decide who goes to heaven' says Zanu-PF youth leader

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 03 09:04:32 | 15754 Views

Daughter had sex with father to stop him from marrying fiancee

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 01 17:52:29 | 16964 Views

Man splits from wife who raped him as boy

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 31 11:53:24 | 19256 Views

Human head trial set to go ahead after delay

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 30 21:23:34 | 15565 Views

American girl, 11, forced to marry rapist

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 29 14:28:03 | 17598 Views

Fed up residents hold Mayor hostage

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 25 08:51:43 | 16423 Views

Homeless hero who pulled nails out of children's faces is given a home

by Prince Cox | 2017 May 24 20:11:55 | 17264 Views

Heartbroken wife dies after husband's mistress sent her indecent pictures

by Prince Cox | 2017 May 22 08:35:57 | 37748 Views

Father jailed after raping daughter for 20 years

by Hope Freedom | 2017 May 20 09:51:11 | 19145 Views

Driver miraculously unharmed after lorry completely crushes his BMW

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 20 09:59:37 | 15355 Views

Saddam Hussain arrested for pretending to be Osama Bin Laden

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 16 23:42:36 | 14896 Views

Student left with painful scars after tattoo removal goes wrong

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 15 20:45:37 | 18608 Views

Three people die of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 12 15:31:35 | 15733 Views

'Shoplifter' bleeds to death after falling on 'stolen' bottles

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 09 21:49:08 | 18911 Views

82 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 07 09:19:48 | 36463 Views

Woman arrested after biting love rival's privates

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 06 19:03:59 | 15087 Views