Fleming told authorities in 1986 that her son, known as Yo-Yo, disappeared on August 2 when she was at the Broad Acres Swap Meet In Las Vegas with her fiancé Lee Luster.
Amy Elizabeth Fleming, 60, is being extradited to Nevada to face charges of murder of her young son, Francillon Pierre, after being arrested late last month in Florida, where she has been residing, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Fleming, who was 28 at the time and is now 60, and her then-fiance Lee Luster told police that the boy, nicknamed Yo-Yo, wandered away from them at a Saturday afternoon swap meet.
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.More news: Katy Perry Pulls ‘Blackface’ Shoes From Retailers
Amy Elizabeth Fleming moved to Florida after her toddler son vanished from a Las Vegas swap meet 33 years ago.
Investigators questioned Fleming and Luster after the boy was reported missing, and Leavitt said they told police that Pierre's father, who lived in Haiti, may have abducted the boy.
At the time, the couple told police they believed the boy's father, Jean Pierre, took the child back to Haiti.
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. Police are now trying to locate him in Haiti, the North Las Vegas police spokesman added.More news: Coach Warren Gatland warns no-holds barred as Wales target record
Pierre was then asked to fly to the U.S. to take a lie detector test, which he passed.
Nearly a year after Francillon's disappearance, Amy and Lee Luster moved to Florida, telling police that they still believed Pierre had taken the child and wanted to be closer to Haiti. A month later, she was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail for allegedly murdering her son, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
North Las Vegas Police Chief Pamela Ojeda said Monday the discovery came after detectives reopened the case in 2017 and tried unsuccessfully to trace the origin of a fraudulent birth certificate application in the name of the missing boy, Francillon Pierre.
North Las Vegas Police plan to hold a press conference Monday to provide more information about what finally led them to the arrest, KVSN reports.More news: Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani out of Manchester United match
"The parents have always been persons of interest in the case", Leavitt said.