LANSING, Mich. — A neighbor of the woman whose bones were found in Lansing this week said she was in a relationship that she described as "abusive."
Danielle Steiner and her son Aubrey Hall lived in two homes on Loa Street.
"She had to take care of her son she had two or three jobs. It seemed like all the pressure was on her, she was always changing clothes, going to another job, and the boyfriend sat on the stoop and that was it," Darlene Nicklosovich, a neighbor of Steiner's, said.
Nicklosovich said that since Steiner worked all the time and her boyfriend didn't, it caused problems in their relationship.
"I don't know about their personal life but from what I saw it was abusive. I don't know if it was physical, but it was always words exchanged. They would argue a lot," Nicklosovich said.
After not seeing Steiner or Hall for weeks, Nicklosovich's husband asked Steiner's boyfriend if he knew where they went.
"'She went away' but that was it, he didn't go into it," Nicklosovich said.
They didn't believe the house was the best place for Hall to live.
"Her sister would come over and they would take the boy out of there. It's sad because the little boy had all of his life in front of him...he was just starting kindergarten," Nicklosovich said.
Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski said Steiner did talk to child protective services before she and her son disappeared last summer.
No arrests have been made in the case and police haven't determined how or when Steiner and Hall were killed.
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