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Mother returned to Vegas in 1986 missing child murder case

February 20, 2019
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office shows Amy Elizabeth Fleming, 60, of Dania, Fla. Fleming who was arrested in Florida after police in Nevada reopened an investigation of the disappearance of her 3-year-old son in 1986 has been returned to Las Vegas in custody to face a murder charge. (Palm Beach County Detention Center/Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 60-year-old woman who was arrested in Florida after police in Nevada reopened an investigation of the disappearance of her 3-year-old son in 1986 has been returned to Las Vegas in custody to face a murder charge.

A court official said Wednesday that Amy Elizabeth Fleming is due for an initial court appearance Thursday in North Las Vegas. Records show she was booked Tuesday into the Las Vegas jail.

Francillon Pierre has never been found. Fleming and then-fiance Lee Luster told police the boy, nicknamed Yo-Yo, wandered away from them at a swap meet.

But North Las Vegas police say reconstructed letters that Fleming tore up in jail in 1986, along and new witness accounts implicate her in the boy’s death.

Fleming was arrested Jan. 29 in Boca Raton, Florida.