Boone Co mother back in MO to face charges for abducting daughter

Jillanne Pagano

A Boone County mother accused of abducting her child three years ago is now back in Mid-Missouri to face charges.

Jillanne Pagano, 25, Rocheport, was booked into the Boone County Jail yesterday after being held in a North Carolina jail for abducting her 6-year-old daughter.

Jillanne originally took her child, Lillianne Pagano, in 2016 after a custody dispute, and disappeared with the girl.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol started the investigation back in April, and the U.S. Marshall's Service found information that lead to Pagano's whereabouts in North Carolina in June.

She's been held there while the state worked to extradite her back to Missouri.