Young girl’s decomposed body found in crib; father arrested

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Police say someone servicing television equipment found a young girl’s badly decomposed body in a crib at a northeast Ohio apartment, and her father was arrested.

Medina police say the remains discovered Wednesday are believed to be a girl born in October 2013. An autopsy was planned to determine how she died.

Police say her father, Eric Warfel, was arrested without incident in Westlake. The Medina man remained jailed Thursday pending a court appearance on a felony corpse abuse charge.

Authorities had no information on an attorney for him.

A 7-year-old daughter found with Warfel was placed with relatives as officers worked to locate the mother of the deceased child.

The Plain Dealer reports that Warfel had another daughter who died as an infant in March 2013. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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