In 1986, Amy Elizabeth Fleming called the police and said that she lost the baby at a swap meet. Detectives began an investigation, which led to the arrest of the woman. On Monday morning, law enforcement officials stated that Elizabeth Fleming was arrested in suspicion of murdering a baby more than 30 years ago. U.S. Marshals and officers detained a criminal in Florida, on Jan. 29. Later, Fleming and her husband were transferred to the North Las Vegas Police.
"In 1986, Fleming and her fianc? Luster waited for the allegations of child abuse, but a few days later the woman called the police and said that her baby was missing," said North Las Vegas Police Chief Pamela Ojeda.
Francillion "Yo-Yo" Pierre was three years old, when he "disappeared." Detectives began to investigate this case and find new evidence that pointed to the murder. At first, witnesses at the swap meet said that they had never met Pierre with mom or dad.
"We haven't seen Pierre for a few weeks. We got to know about the tragedy, when detectives knocked on the door," Elizabeth Fleming's neighbors told NBC News. In early 1987, Amy Elizabeth Fleming and Luster pleaded guilty to child abuse. The judge sentenced the couple only to probation. Detectives had not enough evidence to accuse the couple in murder. But despite this, Fleming and the man were sentenced to prison after false testimony.
"Upon completion of imprisonment, the couple moved to Florida," Pamela Ojeda said.
Thirty years later, the police resumed the investigation after Francillion applied for a copy of the birth certificate. Later, investigators found out that someone was trying to steal personal data.
"Investigators found many letters. In one of them, Fleming wrote that the crime was unintentional and asked for forgiveness," Ojeda added. Law enforcement officials said Fleming and Luster are still married, but they do not have children. Detectives do not know how or when Francillion "Yo-Yo" Pierre died, but they believe that child abuse could play a key role.
"This is one of the most horrendous crimes in my career. But I cannot find out all the details and solve the crime. That’s why I’m upset" said retired Lt. Bob King.
The district attorney declined to comment.
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