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    *Late Evening Release!

    UPDATED: Father of Gabriel Johnson To Hit The Road
    Logan McQueary Leaves Tuesday To Find His Missing Son
    POSTED: 10:16 pm MST February 1, 2010
    UPDATED: 9:06 am MST February 2, 2010
    <snipped>
    Nearly a dozen members of the McQueary family were huddled in a hotel room Monday. All of them were working laptops, cell phone, printers, and maps tacked to the wall.

    Logan McQueary will set out for San Antonio Tuesday with his cousins, Lisa and Joe Peters. Lisa just flew in from Egypt to help in any way she could.

    But their task is made harder by the fact that Elizabeth Johnson is the only one who knows where she stopped and who she met on the way. And Elizabeth is not talking.

    "I wish she would tell Logan the truth, all of us the truth, but we'll find Gabriel without her if that's what we have to do," said Sandy Peters.


    Video: Family Desperate To Search For Missing Baby 2:17
    Baby Gabriel's dad will start a cross-country trip for clues to his son's whereabouts.
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22407268/index.html

    VIDEO REPORT: CBS 5 News Follows Baby's Dad Retracing Path 1:53
    A CBS 5 news crew is following Logan McQueary as he retraces the path Elizabeth Johnson took to Texas.
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22416096/index.html

    VIDEO REPORT: Missing Baby's Father On Cross-Country Search 3:12
    Logan McQuery is traveling the country hoping it will lead him to his baby boy.
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22418070/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.kpho.com/news/22407233/detail.html
     
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    *Late Evening Release!

    Baby Gabriel's father solicits donations for search
    Feb. 1, 2010 10:22 PM
    <snipped>
    The Arizona man seeking answers in the disappearance of his son is asking for public support.

    Logan McQueary has established a bank account to help provide funds for his search for Gabriel Johnson. Donations to "The Gabriel Johnson Trust" can be made at any Bank of America branch.


    Article:
    http://www.azcentral.com/12news/new.../20100201gabrielsearchaccount02012010-CR.html
     
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    UPDATED: Tammi Smith Arrested In Baby Gabriel Case
    Gabriel's Dad Logan McQueary Says Arrest Long Time Coming
    POSTED: 11:34 am MST February 2, 2010
    UPDATED: 7:26 pm MST February 2, 2010
    <snipped>
    Officers have arrested person-of-interest Tammi Smith on Tuesday morning in connection with the disappearance of baby Gabriel Johnson, authorities said. According to a statement from the Tempe Police Department, Smith will be charged with conspiracy to commit custodial interference, custodial interference and forgery.

    Upon hearing of the arrest, a thrilled McQueary said it was a long time coming, and he has always maintained that Smith knows more than she told police.

    He and his family, who are on a road trip to San Antonio to retrace Johnson's steps, said they believe the arrest is another clue that may ultimately help police find Gabriel. Nevertheless, not all are optimistic that Gabriel is still alive.


    Tammi Smith Feb. 2 booking photo
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    Tammi Smith Arrested In Baby Gabriel Case
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    PDF Document: Arrest Paperwork
    http://www.kpho.com/download/2010/0203/22416309.pdf

    VIDEO REPORT: Tammi Smith Arrested In Baby Gabriel Case 2:20
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22412679/index.html

    VIDEO: KPHO.com Afternoon Webcast - 1 P.M. 1:15
    Afternoon news summary.
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22413040/index.html

    VIDEO: Afternoon Webcast Updated - 3:15 P.M. 1:37
    Afternoon news summary updated
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22414461/index.html

    VIDEO REPORT: Baby Gabriel Timeline 1:37
    Timeline in the case of Baby Gabriel
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22416159/index.html

    VIDEO REPORT: Tammi Smith Arrested In Baby Gabriel Mystery 3:42
    A woman who wanted to adopt an Arizona baby who has been missing for more than a month has been arrested. *Video includes clip of Tammi being arrested at the jail.
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22416124/index.html

    RAW VIDEO: Smith Arrives At Fourth Avenue Jail 1:41
    Officers escort Tammi Smith into Fourth Avenue Jail.
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22416338/index.htm

    VIDEO REPORT: Tammi Smith Facing Several Charges 2:05
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22417987/index.html

    SLIDESHOW: Who's Who In Baby Gabriel Case
    http://www.kpho.com/slideshow/news/22266104/detail.html

    SPECIAL SECTION: Baby Gabriel Story Archive
    http://www.kpho.com/baby-gabriel-johnson/

    Article:
    http://www.kpho.com/news/22412133/detail.html
     
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    Father of missing infant coming to Texas
    Web Posted: 02/02/2010 11:25 CST
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    The father of a missing Arizona infant last seen in San Antonio in December is en route to El Paso, where he plans to meet with internationally-known private investigator Jay J. Armes.

    Armes said he and Logan McQueary of Tempe, Ariz., the father of 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson, will discuss the investigation Tuesday evening and plot their route to San Antonio, where they will retrace the baby's mother's steps.

    &#8220;We will decipher every iota of information,&#8221; Armes said Tuesday morning, adding both he and McQueary are hopeful they'll find Gabriel. &#8220;Right now, I feel that Gabriel is still alive, because there haven't been any sightings of a cadaver.&#8221;

    Armes said he will work with three other private investigators in California, Austin and Houston. Combined, the team has more than 135 years of experience, said Armes, who runs a company called The Investigators.

    Already, investigators with the Tempe Police Department, FBI and San Antonio police tried to find Gabriel, but Armes said he plans to look into claims other agencies already determined to be false.

    &#8220;We have to interview everyone that they've talked to,&#8221; he said. &#8220;The more investigators on the case, the better.&#8221;

    *More Info At Link!

    Article:
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/83353172.html
     
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    UPDATED: Woman arrested in missing baby case
    February 2, 2010 - 11:47AM , updated: February 2, 2010 - 4:18PM
    <snipped>
    Tammi Smith, 37, of Scottsdale, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit custodial interference, custodial interference and forgery, Tempe police announced.

    Smith was arrested at 11:10 a.m. at her home in north Scottsdale. Police arrived at the house in an unmarked car and handcuffed her in front of her 4-year-old daughter, Tammi Smith&#8217;s husband, Jack Smith, told the Tribune Tuesday.


    Jack Smith said he is &#8220;mad&#8221; about his wife&#8217;s arrest, that Tammi and he have done nothing wrong, and that there will be a &#8220;day of reckoning.&#8221;

    &#8220;We have been bullied, and I&#8217;m tired,&#8221; he said. &#8220;They&#8217;ve thrown the gauntlet down. We&#8217;ve done nothing, so how could there be a conspiracy? Police are trumping up these stupid and idiotic charges, and they have no proof. They can&#8217;t connect dots A and B, much less B and C. &#8220;We&#8217;ve done nothing but try to help enlist in this fight to get that girl and the baby back here after she took off, and to find the child.&#8221;

    Jack Smith said that Tammi made a mistake about writing Cherry&#8217;s name on the court document, but that she didn&#8217;t sign the document and didn&#8217;t file it. &#8220;Tammi was in the wrong place at the wrong time,&#8221; Jack Smith said. &#8220;She had no business being a part of that girl&#8217;s fight. We&#8217;ve done nothing but try to be good people through all this.&#8221;

    More details will be released on www.evtrib.com as they become available.
    *More At Link!

    Article:
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/150179
     
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    UPDATED: Scottsdale woman arrested in missing baby Gabriel case
    Feb. 2, 2010 06:50 PM
    <snipped>
    "We've done nothing; we did nothing wrong," Jack Smith said Tuesday after his wife's arrest. "They have bullied us from the beginning. And they're bullying us now . . . We have nothing to do with Gabriel being gone. There is no proof."

    Tammi Smith is accused of providing the baby's mother with contacts for a place to stay and adoption advice after Elizabeth Johnson fled with the child in mid-December. At the same time, police said, Smith called and texted the boy's father, trying to bully him into signing over his custodial rights. Her goal, said Tempe Lt. Mike Horn, was to adopt the baby.

    According to Smith's arrest documents, she texted McQueary and told him "The only way she'll come back is if my attorney faxes the signed papers to her so she won't get in trouble and Gabriel (would be with us)."

    Two days later, police interviewed Tammi Smith and asked how she would "handle the fact that Logan McQueary refused to sign over his custodial rights." She replied by telling police she intended to use her attorney to pressure McQueary to pay past child support and future support in the hopes that it would be enough to make him concede his rights. She told police then that she hoped that pressure would be enough for her to eventually adopt Gabriel.
    :furious:

    Tempe police said in a news conference Tuesday that they started forwarding any new leads on the whereabouts of the baby to San Antonio police. Tempe police have said in the past that any additional charges, including homicide, would have to come out of Texas since that's where the boy was last seen alive. Tempe police initially thought the baby was still alive because Tammi Smith continued communicating with the mother about adopting the child even after he disappeared, Lt. Horn said. But when Johnson began to spurn Smith's help during her trip through Texas, Smith began begging her to return to Arizona.

    *More Info At Link!

    Tammi Smith, 37, of Scottsdale is escorted by Tempe Police officers to the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix. Smith faces charges of custodial interference, conspiracy to commit custodial interference and forgery in the case of missing baby Gabriel Johnson.
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    PDF: Probable cause for arrest
    http://www.azcentral.com/ic/pdf/0202smith-arrest-probable-cause.pdf

    RAW VIDEO: Tammi Smith Booked Into Jail 0:40
    Baby Gabriel Update: Tempe police deliver Tammi Smith to jail.
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/64583889001

    RAW VIDEO: Police Arrest Tammi Smith 1:29
    Tempe police charge Tammi Smith with custodial interference, conspiracy to commit custodial interference and forgery, all felonies.
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/64563532001

    VIDEO REPORT: Woman Who Tried To Adopt Gabriel Arrested 3:56
    Drew attention after Gabriel vanished.
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/64594055001

    VIDEO REPORT: Arrest In Baby Gabriel Case 0:26
    Scottsdale woman arrested for custodial interference and forgery
    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid30311461001?bctid=64540031001

    VIDEO REPORT: I-CAST: Baby Gabriel Latest 1:48
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/64477572001

    UPDATED PHOTOS: Search For Baby Gabriel/Includes Tammi's Arrest Photos etc. 1-14
    http://www.azcentral.com/php-bin/co...1&HTTP_REFERER=http://www.azcentral.com/news/

    Article:
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/02/02/20100202arrest-in-baby-gabriel-case0203.html
     
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    UPDATED: Tempe police make arrest in missing baby Gabriel case
    Last Update: 2/02 11:20 pm
    <snipped>
    Smith was initially being held at the Tempe Police Department, but has since been transported and booked into the Maricopa County Jail.

    As the 37-year-old was being escorted into the jail, she told reporters, "We all knew this was going to happen. I am innocent and God is with me."


    Smith has been arrested for three charges including:
    *1. Conspiracy to Commit Custodial Interference (A class four felony)
    *2. Custodial Interference (A Class four felony)
    *3. Forgery (A Class four felony)


    ABC15 learned Tuesday afternoon that Jack is no longer considered a person of interest in the case.

    However, Jack Smith said he is outraged at the charges against his wife. "Those are trumped up charges. Those have no substance to them whatsoever," he said.

    Jack Smith said he and his wife both have been cooperative with police and have even reached out to them several times during the investigation to share information. "I feel betrayed because we have done everything," said Jack Smith. "I feel so bullied right now. I feel like there's a bully in the yard that's doing everything they can to try to provoke me into something."

    In a text message to ABC15's Corey Rangel, McQueary said Tuesday about Smith's arrest, "I am very happy. Maybe this is what we need to get her to tell the truth and find Gab, stir things up a bit and see what comes out of it."

    "It is a very real possibility that Elizabeth killed Gabriel," said Tempe Lt. Mike Horn said. "We are holding out hope that he's alive, but we have to look at every aspect and investigate everything."

    *More Info At Link!

    Suspect Tammi Smith being escorted into Maricopa County Jail
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    Slideshow: Suspect Tammi Smith 1-4
    http://www.abc15.com/Photo.aspx?content_id=5562e897-9c6c-4fec-9bcb-d79ccc40281c

    Video: Tempe police make arrest in missing baby Gabriel case 3:35
    http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=26827@knxv.dayport.com

    Video: Scottsdale woman arrested in missing baby Gabriel case 2:19
    http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=26835@knxv.dayport.com

    Video: Husband Of Suspect Arrested In Baby Gabriel 1:28
    http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=26836@knxv.dayport.com&navCatId=3

    Article:
    http://www.abc15.com/content/news/s...sing-baby-Gabriel/l-hiVWyc7E-by9eczEAoHA.cspx
     
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    UPDATED: Potential adoptive mother of missing Tempe baby arrested
    Posted on February 2, 2010 at 11:49 AM
    Updated today at 6:15 PM
    <snipped>
    Tempe police have arrested Tammi Smith for a list of charges related to custodial interference in the case of a missing Tempe baby.

    She is facing conspiracy to commit custodial interference, custodial interference and forgery charges.

    Tempe police said Smith has not been truthful during the investigation committing forgery when she filled out custodial court documents for Johnson, claiming that Craig Cherry, Smith's cousin, could be a potential father to baby Gabriel. According to police Smith tried to recruit several people as potential fathers.

    Smith also allegedly reached out to a family court judge and made several false statements to investigators.

    After today's arrest, Jack Smith is not longer a "person of interest" in the case.

    Tempe police said Tuesday they do not believe the Smiths have any idea where baby Gabriel is.


    Video: Potential adoptive mother of missing Tempe baby arrested 7:05
    http://www.azfamily.com/video/?id=83362862&sec=507087

    Gallery Slideshow: Tammi's Arrest & Mug Pics
    http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/...mpe-baby-arrested-83362862.html?gallery=y&c=y

    Listen to azfamily.com radio.
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    Article:
    http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/...-of-missing-Tempe-baby-arrested-83362862.html
     
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    Scottsdale woman arrested in missing baby case
    Tuesday, February 2, 2010; 2:32 PM
    <snipped>
    Tammi Smith, 37, was being taken to Tempe police headquarters and later will be booked into Maricopa County jail on charges of custodial interference, conspiracy to commit custodial interference and forgery, Sgt. Steve Carbajal said.

    Jack Smith did not answer his cell phone, and his voicemail box was full. It's unclear whether they have a lawyer.

    Tammi Smith told The Associated Press last week that she had nothing to hide.

    "Since the beginning I've been asking police to look through our computer and get whatever they want because it proves my innocence, so I'm not concerned," she said.

    Managers of a San Antonio landfill have blocked off an area that might be searched for the baby, but police said they hadn't yet searched the site and decline to say whether they plan to do so. A portion of the Tessman Road Landfill was cordoned off based on where Gabriel was last seen on Dec. 26 in San Antonio.


    Article:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/02/AR2010020202018.html
     
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    UPDATED: Would-Be Adoptive Mom Arrested in Missing Baby Case
    Updated: Tuesday, 02 Feb 2010, 6:28 PM MST
    Published : Tuesday, 02 Feb 2010, 11:56 AM MST
    <snipped>
    Major developments in the case of missing baby Gabriel -- Tammi Smith, a woman who wanted to adopt the baby, has now been arrested on three charges. Still, police are refraining from saying she knows where the child might be.

    As she was being led into booking, Smith told reporters, "Well we all knew that this would happen... I am innocent and God is with me."

    But Tempe Police say Smith played a "deceptive role" in this investigation.

    "We believe there was a plan in place, or being developed, for them eventually to take custody of baby Gabriel," said Lt. Mike Horn in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.


    Managers of a San Antonio landfill have blocked off an area that might be searched for the baby, but police said they hadn't yet searched the site and decline to say whether they plan to do so. A portion of the Tessman Road Landfill was cordoned off based on where Gabriel was last seen on Dec. 26 in San Antonio.

    Jack Smith is no longer regarded a person of interest.

    *More info at link!

    *3-Videos Included In Article Link!

    &#8226;Timeline: Notable Events In Gabriel's Case (Articles, Videos etc.)
    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/generic/news/gjohnson

    Article:
    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/local/phoenix/smith_arrest_020210
     
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    UPDATED: 'Custodial interference' alleged in Baby Gabriel case
    Updated today at 2:59 PM
    <snipped>
    Tempe police have arrested Tammi Smith for a list of charges related to custodial interference in the case of a missing Tempe baby.

    Smith was arrested Tuesday morning at her Scottsdale residence. She is facing conspiracy to commit custodial interference, custodial interference and forgery charges.

    Sgt. Steven Carbajal said Smith is going to be booked into the Maricopa County Jail for these three charges.


    Article:
    http://www.kens5.com/news/Ariz-woma...terference-in-Baby-Gabriel-case-83371867.html
     
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    Baby Gabriel Update: Hopeful Adoptive Mother, Tammi Smith, Arrested
    Tue., Feb. 2 2010 @ 1:14PM
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    Tammi Smith, 37, was labeled a person of interest by the Tempe Police Department in mid-January after police felt that she and her husband, Jack Smith, were less than forthcoming with information regarding the baby's disappearance.

    Today, Tammi Smith was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit custodial interference, custodial interference, and forgery.

    Despite custodial interference charges being filed against Smith, it doesn't change the fact that the baby is still missing.


    Article:
    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2010/02/baby_gabriel_update_hopeful_ad.php
     
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    Baby Gabriel Johnson Update: "Person of Interest" Tammi Smith Arrested for Custodial Interference
    February 2, 2010 3:33 PM
    <snipped>
    Tempe police said Smith will be charged with custodial interference, conspiracy to commit custodial interference and forgery. The release did not elaborate on what the charges were based on.

    As late as last week Tammi Smith was saying she had nothing to do with Gabriel's disappearance, inviting the police to search her computer saying she had "nothing to hide."

    Upon hearing of the arrest, McQueary said it was a long time coming. He and his family are currently on a road trip to retrace Johnson's steps in an effort to find baby Gabriel.

    Article:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/02/02/crimesider/entry6167041.shtml
     
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    Baby Gabriel Case: Second Arrest, Still No Sign of Missing Child
    Tammi Smith Arrested Today for Custodial Interference, Forgery
    Feb. 2, 2010
    <snipped>
    Smith, 37, was arrested at 11:10 a.m. MST at her home in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to the police. She and her husband Jack said they were in talks to adopt Gabriel before he disappeared in December.

    Smith's attorney, Michael Kimerer, said there would likely be a bond hearing this evening after she is transferred to the Tempe, Ariz., jail.

    Kimerer said Smith has always been forthcoming in her meetings with the police.

    "When Tammi went and visited the police she told them everything she knows," he said.

    Gabriel's biological father has hired a private investigator to help find his son.


    Article:
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/arrest-missing-baby-gabriel-case-sign-child/story?id=9728581
     
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    Would-Be Adopter Arrested in Missing Baby Case
    Updated: one minute ago
    <snipped>
    Police in Tempe, Ariz., arrested a woman they are calling a "person of interest" in the disappearance of an 8-month-old boy she and her husband wanted to adopt.

    Before arresting Tammi Smith, 37, Tuesday, police had searched the Scottsdale, Ariz., home she shares with her husband, Jack. Smith was charged with conspiracy to commit custodial interference, custodial interference and forgery.

    In hopes of finding his son alive, McQueary embarked on a road trip to retrace his estranged girlfriend's route to Miami. He received the news of Smith's arrest on the way to San Antonio, where investigators have recently begun searching a landfill site for possible clues.


    Article:
    http://www.aolnews.com/nation/artic...case-of-missing-baby-gabriel-johnson/19342130
     
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    UPDATED: Scottsdale woman arrested in missing baby case
    Originally published February 2, 2010 at 12:47 p.m., updated February 2, 2010 at 7:22 p.m.
    <snipped>
    In a Tuesday court document detailing the charges against Tammi Smith, police describe for the first time the lengths to which she went to adopt Gabriel.

    Horn said Smith also tried to recruit male acquaintances to get them to put their name on a document seeking to have McQueary submit to a DNA test. The document required the name of a potential father, and when Smith couldn't get anyone to agree to it, she forged her cousin's name, Horn said.

    After Johnson and Gabriel left the state, Smith sent a text message Dec. 27 to McQueary asking him if they could meet the following day, according to the document. "I'm afraid she'll be gone forever, cause she doesn't want to go to jail for kidnapping," she wrote. "The only way she'll come back is if my attorney faxes the signed papers to her so she won't get in trouble, and Gabriel b w/us."

    Smith also tried to change court jurisdiction over Gabriel to Tennessee in an apparent last-minute plan to get Johnson to take the boy there and adopt him out without needing McQueary's approval, thus clearing the way for the Smiths, Horn said.

    And on Jan. 4, Smith suggested in a voicemail to the judge in the boy's custody case that he give the Smiths guardianship because Johnson wouldn't return to Arizona with him unless she knew he would be "safe," according to the document.

    Police say Smith told them to what other lengths she would go to get Gabriel. "Tammi Smith stated she was going to use her attorney's help to pressure Logan to pay previous child support, current child support and be responsible for visitation," according to the document. "Tammi stated due to the above listed pressure the hope was that Logan would release his custodial rights and the adoption could proceed."

    *Much more info at link!

    Article:
    http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/feb/02/bc-us-missing-arizona-baby1st-ld-writethru/?news
     

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