NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Joining jail letters to prison found in dormant files concerning the disappearance of a 3-year-old boy in Nevada in 1986 produced a possible confession that led to his mother's arrest in Florida for a term of office murder, authorities said Monday
Pamela Ojeda, chief of the police in North Las Vegas, said that the key to the arrest of Amy Elizabeth Fleming emerged after the case was reopened in 2017 by detectives who were looking for to trace the origin of a fraudulent birth certificate application in the name of the missing boy, Francillon Pierre.
"What happened was completely unintentional, I'm sorry, you know," wrote Fleming to his then boyfriend, Lee Luster, while the two had been jailed for several months in 1987 to obstruct the investigation, according to a statement Police jury presented to obtain a mandate on December 13 for the arrest of Fleming.
Fleming, 60, was arrested on January 29 in his marketing work in Boca Raton, Florida. The police said that she would be transferred to custody in Nevada to face a murder charge.
The child's body was not found, but Ojeda and the principal detective in the case, Steven Wiese, said that new witness accounts also imply Fleming in his death.
"We would like to have the body of Francillon," Wiese said, "or DNA evidence to prove something.This is not the case.This is a case of many little things that, put together, give us the awareness that Amy Fleming was involved in the murder of her son. "
Two witnesses whose names were blacked out in the affidavit told police that they heard Luster tell a woman in a meeting room that" Amy he had killed the baby. ""
In another letter, Fleming said to Luster, "You are the only one I have to worry about, my family is not there, Yo there is not, I can not face my friends for fear of them being involved. "
The couple told the police that the boy, surnamed Yo-Yo, wandered away from them in an exchange mete.
But the investigators did not find anyone who saw the child at the exchange meeting, according to the 18-page affidavit. The neighbors of the apartment complex where the couple lived said they had not seen the boy with Fleming and Lester for more than a week.
Fleming, at the time was 28 and divorced from Pierre's father, who lived in Haiti and was a suspect in 1986.
He lived and later married Lustre, and the couple moved to Florida in 1987 , reported the police.
Fleming and Luster had been charged months before the boy disappeared from physically abusing him. They pleaded guilty in this case after his death and were sentenced to probation.
Ojeda said that the investigators did not have sufficient evidence to claim the murder charge.
Luster, now 62, has not been charged with a crime.
Luster told investigators that several days before reporting the boy's disappearance, he took him on a camping trip for a couple of days to an unspecified desert location near the vast Lake Mead east of Las Vegas on the Colorado River.
"Although today we are saddened by the fact that we have not been able to bring you good news on the fact that we have found Pierre alive and well, we are fortunate to bring some closure to those affected by this case. cold 32 years ", said the police chief.