NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Collecting threaded jail cages found in the remaining files involving the 1986 loss of a 3-year-old boy in Nevada gave a possible confession that led to the arrest of his mother in Florida with a warrant of arrest, said authorities on Monday.
North Las Vegas Police Chief Pamela Ojeda said that the key to arrest Amy Elizabeth Fleming came out after the case was again opened in 2017 by detectors tracking the source of deceptive birth The application of the certificate in the name of the missing boy, Francillon Pierre.
"What happened was really unintentional, I'm sorry, you know," Fleming wrote to his ex-girlfriend, Lee Luster, while the two were jailed for some months in 1987 for blocking the investigation, according to a police affidavit submitted to get the December 13 warrant for Fleming's arrest.
Fleming, 60, was arrested on January 29 in his marketing work in Boca Raton, Florida. The police said he was transferred to Nevada custody to face a murder case.
The child's body was not found, but Ojeda and the lead detective in the case, Steven Wiese, said the new witness accounts also indicate Fleming's death "
" Love We have the body of Francillon, "says Wiese," or DNA evidence proving something. That's not the case. It's a case of so many things that, together, let us know that Amy Fleming has been involved in killing her son. "
Two witnesses whose names were blacked out in the affidavit told police they heard the Luster say to a woman in a prison jail place that" "Amy killed the baby. & # 39; "
In another letter, Fleming said in Luster," You are the only one who leaves care. My family is not there, Yo, I can not face my friends because of the fear they will be involved. "
The spouse said the boy, nicknamed Yo-Yo, went away from them in a swap m eet.
But investigators saw no one seeing a swap, according to 18-page affidavit The neighbors in the apartment complex where the couple lived said they did not see the boy with Fleming and Lester for more than a week.
Fleming, was 28 in time and divorced from to Pierre's father, who lived in Haiti and was removed from a suspect in 1986.
He lived with and later married Luster, and the couple moved to Florida in 1987, the police said.
Fleming and Luster were accused of months before the boy's disappearance of his physical abuse, saying they had committed a crime after his death and sentenced to probation.
Ojeda said investigators is not enough evidence at the time of seeking a murder case.
The brightness, now 62, is not charged by a
The lover told the investigators that a few days before reporting the loss of the boy, he took him camping within a few days at an unspecified location of the desert near the vast reservoir of Lake Mead on the east of Las Vegas on the Colorado River.
"Although we are sadly sorry today that we can not give the good news that we found Pierre alive and well, we are fortunate that we can bring some closure to those affected by the 32 year-old cold case, "said the police chief.