MEDINA: Vigil for Ember, little girl found dead in her crib

MEDINA: Vigil for Ember, little girl found dead in her crib

MEDINA, OH (WOIO) - A group of Medina and Brunswick parents have planned a Sunday evening vigil to remember 20-month-old Ember Warfel.  The child was found dead in her crib in an empty Medina apartment on July 29, 2015.  Anyone who would like to attend is asked to wear pink and white or bring pink and white balloons. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

Ember's father, 34-year-old Eric Warfel was arrested after a cable worker discovered the decomposing body in his East Reagan Parkway apartment.

Warfel appeared in Medina Municipal Court Thursday morning after being charged with abuse of a corpse, a fifth-degree felony.

His bond was set at $1 million cash or surety.

Warfel appeared lethargic and, at times, confused.

The manner in which she died has not been determined.

The investigation indicates the child had been dead for several weeks and Warfel hid the news from family members.

Ember's7-year-old sister was placed with her grandparents.

Detectives are now taking another look at the 2013 death of Warfel's 5-month-old son Erin Delynn Warfel.

The mother of the child currently resides in New York, but Warfel has lived in the Medina apartment since 2014.

Police say additional charges are pending.

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