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Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 07:46 AM
2010.02.18 - Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***

BeanE
02-18-2010, 08:37 AM
Landfill search for Baby Gabriel reaches target level

Last Update: 5:47 am

A Wednesday statement from San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says crews had only to reach a 30-foot depth of an expected 45-foot depth in the Tessman Road Landfill.

McManus says a meticulous second phase of the landfill search will begin Thursday.

Article: http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Landfill-search-for-Baby-Gabriel-reaches-target/YNs_2aqvtEeU7okHh2Dg1Q.cspx

Video: Understanding the landfill search for Baby Gabriel
http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=798771@woai.dayport.com&navCatId=5

BeanE
02-18-2010, 11:50 AM
Woman who wanted to adopt Baby Gabriel due in court, second phase of Texas landill search to begin

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 7:16 AM

PHOENIX -- The Scottsdale woman who wanted to adopt Baby Gabriel, the Tempe baby who has missing since just after Christmas, is due in court today.

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Searchers are looking for a specific item -- a diaper bag.

Baby Gabriel was last seen with his mother, Elizabeth Johnson, shortly after Christmas at a San Antonio hotel. The diaper bag was the only thing missing from the room when police searched it.

http://www.azfamily.com/news/second-phase-of-Texas-landill-search-to-begin-84694437.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 12:45 PM
Digging complete, now SAPD set to sift through trash in search of Baby Gabriel
Posted on February 18, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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The dig is complete, and now the actually physical search is set to begin. SAPD have set up a command post at the site. It's the white truck along with the yellow tent.

Starting Thursday at 7:30 a.m. the San Antonio Police Department is ready to begin sifting through layers of trash in search for possible evidence. in the case.

The police chief has said this will be a very tedious process as the trash will be spread out into rows, and officers will literally walk down that row and go through each and every piece of garbage.

This process could take days -- even weeks. The FBI will also have officers at the landfill Thursday, helping with the search.

Video: Digging complete, now SAPD set to sift through trash in search of Baby Gabriel 1:12
http://www.kvue.com/video?id=84696177&sec=551077

Article:
http://www.kvue.com/news/state/Digging-complete-now-SAPD-set-to-sift-through-trash-in-search-of-Baby-Gabriel-84696177.html

BeanE
02-18-2010, 12:47 PM
Expensive ring may prove Baby Gabriel is alive and adopted, father says

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 8:44 AM
Updated today at 9:07 AM

"Sometimes when they give the baby away for adoption they hand over jewelry to the mother," he said.

McQueary believes that unlike cash, the trail for pawned jewelry is more difficult to trace. He's still trying to figure out who gave her the ring.

The Arizona father said Elizabeth had low-paying jobs. In addition, McQueary said in the two years they lived together he never saw that ring.

The expensive piece of jewelry was allegedly handed over to Johnson's grandfather, Arizona authorities said. However, McQueary said the grandfather denies any knowledge of the ring.

http://www.kens5.com/news/Baby-Gabriels-father-Expensive-ring-may-prove-son-is-alive-and-adopted-84694897.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 01:03 PM
Expensive ring may prove Baby Gabriel is alive and adopted, father says
Posted on February 18, 2010 at 8:44 AM
Updated today at 9:07 AM
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Logan McQueary does not put much stock in claims his son may be a murder victim.

The distraught father bases his belief on several clues he's dug up on his own. The most recent revelation is a $20,000 ruby and diamond ring. She reportedly had it in her pocket when she was arrested.

"Sometimes when they give the baby away for adoption they hand over jewelry to the mother," he said. McQueary believes that unlike cash, the trail for pawned jewelry is more difficult to trace. He's still trying to figure out who gave her the ring.

The Arizona father said Elizabeth had low-paying jobs. In addition, McQueary said in the two years they lived together he never saw that ring.

The expensive piece of jewelry was allegedly handed over to Johnson's grandfather, Arizona authorities said. However, McQueary said the grandfather denies any knowledge of the ring.

"I'm gonna keep searching until they prove me wrong," he said. "Gabriel's still out there. He got handed off to somebody, and we're going to find him."

*Video Included In Article: Expensive ring may prove Baby Gabriel is alive and adopted, father says 3:15

Article:
http://www.kens5.com/news/Baby-Gabriels-father-Expensive-ring-may-prove-son-is-alive-and-adopted-84694897.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 01:25 PM
Video: Woman who wanted to adopt Baby Gabriel due in court, second phase of Texas landill search to begin 1:57
http://www.azfamily.com/video/?id=84694437&sec=507087

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 02:24 PM
GPS used in Texas landfill search for Baby Gabriel?
2/18/10 Last update 7:45am
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As investigators prepare to search a landfill for clues in the disappearance of Baby Gabriel, local landfill experts say it is a very difficult if not impossible task.

Joe Giduci, the Deputy Public Works Director for the City of Phoenix, says that the only way they would search the City’s landfill would be in cooperation with a police investigation. Otherwise finding something that was thrown away is all about timing and luck.

“We did have one woman who threw away $5,000 in cashier’s checks,” Giduci said. “She managed to figure out what truck it went out on and was able to get it back.”

The location of the trash however can be tracked with GPS technology.

Giduci says the GPS technology helps them track where they are in terms of efficiency and can also help them hone in to where trash is located.

There is a slight chance something could be found at one of the City’s two transfer stations but that is difficult as well because trash is moved continuously out of the station throughout the day and could be at the landfill within hours of pickup.

Video: GPS used in Texas landfill search for Baby Gabriel? 1:46
http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=27162@knxv.dayport.com

Video: New phase in search for missing Tempe baby begins in Texas 2:20
http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=27173@knxv.dayport.com

Article:
http://www.abc15.com/content/news/phoenixmetro/central/story/GPS-used-in-Texas-landfill-search-for-Baby-Gabriel/aXA-qQAJIkmYiTTf8kqKSw.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 02:38 PM
Video: I-CAST: Landfill Search 1:08
http://www.azcentral.com/video/67251489001

BeanE
02-18-2010, 03:57 PM
In missing baby Gabriel case, a suspect pleads not guilty
Feb. 18, 2010 12:27 PM

Tammi Peters Smith, the Scottsdale woman implicated in the case of missing baby Gabriel Johnson, entered not-guilty pleas Thursday morning to felony counts of forgery and conspiracy to commit custodial interference in Maricopa County Superior Court.

She remains free on $15,000 bond.

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Smith had no comment as she left the courtroom Thursday, but her attorney Amy Nguyen, said that they do not know why Smith has been charged.

"We know it has nothing to do with the disappearance of baby Gabriel," Nguyen said. "It's all speculation at this point. We haven't been given any information by the state."

Nguyen said that Smith was "anxious to get it behind her."

http://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/2010/02/18/20100218missing-baby-gabriel-not-guilty-plea0218.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 05:31 PM
Crews sift through landfill debris in search for Baby Gabriel
Posted on February 18, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Updated today at 12:53 PM
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San Antonio police are searching the Tessman Road landfill for Baby Gabriel. Until now, they've been excavating the site, but Thursday they began actually sifting through each piece of garbage looking for a green diaper bag or small suitcase that could contain the baby's body.

After 7 days of digging, phase two began on Thursday morning.

Now 35 people will begin thoroughly examining the garbage, looking for possible evidence.They started work at 7:30 a.m. and they'll work until 6 p.m. Cadaver dogs will also go through the debris.

And his father believes he may have been adopted out in exchange for a $20,000 ring. In this meticulous search, crews are looking for a green diaper bag or a suitcase.

Video: Crews sift through landfill debris in search for Baby Gabriel 1:11
http://www.kens5.com/video?id=84717472&sec=547077

Article:
http://www.kens5.com/news/Crews-sift-through-landfill-debris-searching-for-Baby-Gabriel-84717472.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 06:52 PM
Ariz. woman pleads not guilty in missing baby case
February 18, 2010 5:45 PM ET
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A Scottsdale woman implicated in a missing baby case has pleaded not guilty to felony counts of forgery and conspiracy to commit custodial interference.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 37-year-old Tammi Smith entered her pleas Thursday after being indicted earlier this month. She remains free on $15,000 bond.

Article:
http://www.newschannel10.com/Global/story.asp?S=12008280

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 09:34 PM
Phase II of search for Baby Gabriel starts
Feb. 18, 2010 05:21 PM
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It's been nearly 2 months and the search continues for 9-month old baby Gabriel Johnson. At the same time, Gabriel's father Logan McQueary is getting more help from Valley businesses in his search efforts. On Thursday, McQueary spoke about plans to raise more money to help find his missing son.

"All we want is for Gabriel to be returned and I want my son back," said McQueary.

"I don't feel I should go back to work yet. We're getting a lot of leads and just trying to follow up on," said McQueary.

Meanwhile, San Antonio police removed 45 thousand tons of debris at a local landfill to search for Gabriel. Phase II now begins as dozens of people and cadaver dogs go through the debris.

"That's just in the back of my mind. It doesn't matter to me. I think it needs to be just done and over with and that's what they're doing," said McQueary.

Article:
http://www.azcentral.com/12news/news/articles/2010/02/18/20100218gabrielfundraiser02182010-CR.html

Prof
02-19-2010, 12:12 AM
Underground Adoptions
The investigation into baby's Gabriel's disappearance has not turned up the baby, but it has revealed some ugly secrets about underground adoptions
http://www.foxsanantonio.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/vid_1288.shtml