Ohio woman charged in 1992 infant death in Illinois


MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — An Ohio woman has been charged with murder in the death of an infant whose body was found in a trash bag floating along the shores of Mississippi River nearly 30 years ago.

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Angela Siebke, 47, of Whitehall, Ohio, and formerly of Orion, Illinois. She was being held in the Rock Island County Jail with bail set at $1 million, the Quad-City Times reported.

The child became known as “Baby April” for the month in 1992 when her body was found.

Moline Police Chief Darren Gault credited the diligence of detectives and advancements in the use of DNA for the arrest.

A company called Parabon Nanolabs, worked on the case, Gault said.

In November, Parabon provided a genetic genealogy research report that provided genetic matches and genealogy research used to construct a set of ancestors and narrow down a final list of leads. Moline Police investigators worked the leads and on Dec. 1 located Siebke at her residence in Ohio.

It wasn’t clear whether Siebke had an attorney who might comment on her behalf.