Florida woman arrested in death of son, 3, in Nevada in 1986

Elias Hubbard
February 12, 2019

A 60-year-old Florida woman has been charged with the murder of her young son who went missing 33 years ago.

Amy Elizabeth Fleming, 60, was arrested on January 29 and charged with the murder of her son, Francillon Pierre, and is scheduled to be extradited back to Nevada, where the boy went missing.

At the time of the disappearance, Fleming and Luster were awaiting trial on child abuse charges after a babysitter had reported that the child may be abused at home.

North Las Vegas Police Officer Eric Leavitt tells PEOPLE the boy, nicknamed Yo-Yo, has still not been found.

Fleming, then known as Amy Luster, and the boy's stepfather, Lee Luster, told police that they lost track of the toddler, who was nicknamed Yo-Yo, while at the Broad Acres Swap Meet in North Las Vegas on August 2, 1986.

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

"The parents have always been persons of interest in the case", Leavitt said. "At this point, evidence points to (Fleming), but the investigation is ongoing". The Lusters were later charged with perjury in December 1986 after allegedly lying about their backgrounds, including where they lived and their occupations.

In 1998, a child's skull was found near Lake Mead, an area Luster had told police he had taken the boy for a camping trip just days before the reported disappearance but it was later determined the remains did not belong to Pierre.

"We can't give out everything until it hits the courts, but more of what happened will become clear at the news conference", he said. Police are now trying to locate him in Haiti, the North Las Vegas police spokesman added.

Fleming and Lee Luster traveled to Florida about 11 months after Francillon disappeared and were considered suspects, according a 1987 news article from the Orlando Sentinel.

Fleming worked at a marketing firm in Boca Raton where she was arrested by a fugitive apprehension team led by USA marshals.

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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