Angela Siebke

Angela Siebke, 47, was arrested on December 17, 2020 for the death of her newborn daughter in Moline, Illinois. The remains of Baby April, a newborn female, were found on April 11, 1992 by a man walking his dog alongside the Mississippi River when he saw a trash bag floating in the river. He opened the bag and found the infant’s body inside.

The FGG investigation was conducted by Parabon Nanolabs. CeCe Moore and her team of genealogists completed Baby April’s family tree all the way back to 1784.

On December 15, 2014 a ‘DNA Doe Warrant’ was issued by the Rock Island County DA for the female contributor using DNA of the mother retrieved from the crime scene. On December 17, 2020, Angela Renee Siebke, was arrested and charged with first degree murder and the desecration of human remains. She was 19 years-old when Baby April was born.

Siebke pled guilty on November 23, 2021, in Rock Island County Circuit Court to a lesser charge of child endangerment resulting in death. On February 15, 2022, she was sentenced in Rock Island County Circuit Court to two-years of time served, and was released from custody.


Associated Press. “Ohio Woman Charged with Murder in 1992 Death of Infant Found in Trash Bag Floating Along Mississippi River.” CBS Pittsburgh, and KDKA 2 News, December 18, 2020. Accessed December 29, 2020.

Flores, Andrea. “Police Share More Details on Arrest, Personal Life of Suspect in ‘Baby April’ Cold Case.” KCTV 5 News, December 19, 2020. Accessed December 29, 2020.

Lambe, Jerry. “Ohio Mom Credited With Time Served Months After Admitting She Caused the Death of ‘Baby April’ Decades Ago.” Law & Crime, February 16, 2022. Accessed December 12, 2022.

Lambe, Jerry. “Woman Pleads Guilty in Infamous 1992 Case of ‘Baby April,’ Whose Remains Were Found Floating in a Garbage Bag in the Mississippi River.” Law & Crime, November 23, 2021. Accessed December 29, 2021.
Loewy, Tom. “Moline Police Charge Ohio Woman in 1992 Death of Baby April.” The Gazette. December 17, 2020. Accessed December 29, 2020.

Nextstar Media Wire. “Woman Sentenced to 28 Years After Death of ‘Baby Girl April’ in Illinois.” WGN 9 News. December 18, 2020. Accessed December 29, 2020.


First Name Angela
Last Name Siebke
Other Names
Victims 1 (Details)
IGG Started 2020-01-00
Case Cleared 2020-12-17
IGG Org Parabon


Case ID Name Age Case Opened Location Investigating Org Most Serious Charge Disposition Court
1447 n/a Baby April NB 1992-04-11 Moline, IL Moline PD Non-Negligent Manslaughter Guilty plea entered by defendant Rock Island CO CIR CT

Last updated: February 9, 2024

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Case data and narrative licensed under CC BY 4.0: Dowdeswell, Tracey (2023), “Forensic Genetic Genealogy Project v. 2022”, Mendeley Data, V1, doi: 10.17632/jcycgvhm96.1. All other content, including photos, have been added.