Mother arrested for felony murder of her son 33 years later

Francillon Pierre at age 3 left when he went missing and an age progression showing how he may look like today

Mother, 60, is charged with murdering her three-year-old son more than three decades ago

More than three decades after a 3-year-old boy disappeared in Nevada, his mother has been arrested and charged with his murder.

Police in North Las Vegas said Monday that 60-year-old Amy Elizabeth Fleming was being transferred from Palm Beach, Florida, to Nevada to face a murder charge in Francillon Pierre's death in 1986.

The child's body hasn't been found, but police say they recently obtained new witness accounts implicating Fleming in his death.

Fleming told police that the last time she and the boy's stepfather Lee Luster saw her son was on August 2, 1986, at the Broad Acres Swap Meet in North Las Vegas, the Palm Beach Post reported.

They would later receive five years probation for the child abuse charges in a plea deal, but investigators were still not able to determine the boy's whereabouts.

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Fleming, previously known as Amy Luster, was living in an apartment in Dania Beach and was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on January 29, according to court records.

At the time, the couple told police they believed the boy's father, Jean Pierre, took the child back to Haiti.

"We can't give out everything until it hits the courts, but more of what happened will become clear at the news conference", North Las Vegas Police Officer Eric Leavitt told KSNV.

Francillon Pierre, meanwhile, is still classified as missing and the victim of a "non-family abduction" by the Charley Project, an organization that tracks missing persons cold cases, primarily in the United States.

Luster, now 62, has not been charged with a crime.

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But the couple maintained that Pierre was behind the boy's disappearance and told reporters in Las Vegas at the time that one of the reasons they moved to Orlando was to be closer to Haiti, where they believed he was located.

Leavitt said the father was cleared as a suspect in 1986. However, police tracked him down in Haiti and no traces of the boy were ever found.

Fleming and Luster married and moved to South Florida in 1987, Leavitt said, and had no recent criminal record.

Francillon's missing status was entered into the information kept by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children which, several years ago, released an age-progressed image showing what he might have looked like at the age of 29.

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