Homicide in '86 of 3-year-old N. Las Vegas boy possibly solved with mom's arrest


    Amy Fleming, 60, has been charged with murder in the 1986 death of her son, 3-year-old Francillon Pierre. Police believe she killed the boy who was last seen in August 1986 at a North Las Vegas swap meet. (Palm Beach County Jail photo)

    The presumed death of a 3-year-old North Las Vegas boy in 1986 may have been solved.

    One minute, Amy Luster insisted, her toddler was with her at the Broad Acres Swap Meet in August 1986. The next, Yo-Yo was gone.

    Now Luster — listed as Amy Elizabeth Fleming — is in custody in Palm Beach County, charged with the murder of her 3-year-old son Francillon Pierre.

    Fleming, 60, of Dania Beach in Broward County, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Jan. 29 for the 1986 murder, jail records show. She had a first appearance Feb. 1 and agreed not to fight extradition to Nevada. She has another hearing Monday.

    North Las Vegas police have been working on the cold case for the past several months and "pieced several things together" for an arrest warrant to be issued in December leading to Fleming's arrest late last month, Officer Eric Leavitt told News 3 late Saturday morning. Police are planning a Monday afternoon news conference to release more details.

    "We can't give out everything until it hits the courts, but more of what happened will become clear at the news conference," Leavitt said

    According to Nevada news stories from 1986, as well as the Charley Project, a database that aggregates news and police reports on missing children, Francillon Pierre still officially is listed as missing.

    The full Palm Beach Post story can be read here.

    The page about Francillon Pierre at the Charley Project can be found here.

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