A father from Ohio was convicted after a badly decomposed body of her 21- month old daughter was found by a cable man in his apartment.
Eric Warfel, 34-years old, was arrested after a cable technician discovered the decomposed body of Ember, 21-month old, in crib while working inside Warfel’s home in a Medina apartment to upgrade his cable services. After the cable installer called police, Warfel reportedly admitted he’d put bags of trash in the little girl’s room to help mask the stench of the body. It was believed she’d been left there for at least a month.
Warfel then reportedly barricaded Ember’s room and moved into a motel with his 7-year-old daughter.
Medical examiners couldn’t determine how Ember died because of her body’s state of decomposition. Warfel’s attorney has said Ember was born with severe medical problems. While the cause of the girl’s death has not been determined, an autopsy did find traces of cocaine in her hair samples.
Warfel had another daughter who died in 2013. A medical examiner ruled the 5-month-old’s death as “sudden unexplained infant death.”
Warfel was arrested while he and his 7-year-old daughter were at a mall near Cleveland. He said they were living at a motel, and investigators found cocaine in his motel room, police said.
According to report, Walfer and his wife, Malinali Galdamez who had a substance abuse problem, got divorced. Warfel was apparently granted sole custody of their children.
Judge Christopher Collier sentenced Warfel to three years in prison for his failure to report his daughter’s death until a cable company worker discovered his daughter Ember’s body in her crib.
Warfel was aso found guilty last month of gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, cocaine possession and child endangering. He faced up to six years in prison.