An arrest has been made in the 1992 death of a newborn baby girl dubbed Baby April.
On Thursday, the Moline Police Department announced that 47 year old Angela Renee Siebke, of Whitehall, Ohio, has been charged for the baby girl's death.
In a media release, Rock Island County State’s Attorney Dora Villarreal said Siebke is being charged with first-degree murder. Moline Police Chief Darren Gault said during a virtual press conference that Siebke was arrested in Rock Island and is being held at the Rock Island County Jail on a $1 million bond.
Police say on April 11, 1992, a man walking his dog found the body of a full-term baby girl in a plastic garbage bag floating along the bank of the Mississippi River off 17th Street in Moline.
The Rock Island County Coroner identified the cause of death as suffocation asphyxiation and hypothermia. Baby April was buried at Riverside Cemetery in Moline several days after the discovery of her body.
In December 2014, former Rock Island-County State’s Attorney John McGehee announced that he had filed a first-degree murder charge against an unknown female’s DNA profile found at the scene. McGehee said at the time that although a suspect has not been identified, a DNA profile is specific enough to file a criminal charge under Illinois law.
Siebke has now been matched to the unknown female DNA.
(Photo by KWQC / Moline Police Department)