WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Authorities have found enough evidence to arrest a mom and charge her with her son’s presumed death, KSNV reported.
The boy, a toddler at the time, went missing in 1986.
Amy Fleming, 60, has been charged with the murder of her 3-year-old son Francillon “Yo-Yo” Pierre. She is awaiting extradition to Nevada.
In August 1986, Francillon went missing at a swap meet in North Las Vegas. Fleming, then known as Amy Luster, insisted the toddler just vanished.
The boy was never found.
Authorities had always suspected the boy’s mother and stepfather, Lee Luster, were involved in his disappearance. The couple was previously charged with felony child abuse in December 1985 after allegedly beating Francillon and were awaiting trial when the toddler disappeared, according to the Palm Beach Post.
They eventually pleaded no contest to the child abuse charge and were placed on five years’ probation.
About a year after their son went missing, the couple moved to Florida.
Detectives in North Las Vegas have been working on the cold case for the last 12 to 18 months.
Authorities said they now had enough evidence to arrest Fleming. She was taken into custody on Jan. 29.
Details about how authorities were able to break the case or how they were led to Fleming have not been released.