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Mother of Baby April Pleads Guilty

A woman accused of murder for the death of her baby 29 years ago has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. On Monday, 48 year old Angela Siebke entered a plea to one count of endangering the life of a child resulting in death.

Angela Siebke
Moline Police Department
Angela Siebke

Formerly of Orion, Siebke was living in Ohio when she was arrested a year ago. Police had used DNA from the baby, known as Baby April, to identify her as a suspect.

Back in 1992, the body of a female infant was found in a trash bag in the Mississippi River, in downtown Moline. She was named Baby April, and buried in Riverside Cemetery.

Siebke's sentencing is set for January 31st.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.