Romero in Court 19 Mar 12

A former Jessenland Township resident accused of murdering her infant child more than a decade ago made an appearance in Sibley County Court Thursday.

29-year-old Amy Ann Romero was arrested at her home in Milan, Missouri in early January and was indicted on 1st-degree murder charges in Sibley County.

Romero was known as Amy Aune when she allegedly gave birth to a child identified as Ava Juanita Aune during the early morning hours of April 28th, 2001, and then left the newborn in the area known as Popkey Woods near her home in Henderson later that afternoon.

Romero remains in custody in the Sibley County Jail.