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  1. Tricia

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    We had a request for an "Information Only" sticky so ask and you shall receive.

    Please remember no discussion, make sure you don't violate copyright rules and always include links.

    Let's hope and pray that this little guy is being hidden somewhere and he is alive and well. That is the feeling that is coming across from LE and from the posters here on WS. I'll be praying right along with you,
    Tricia
     
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    http://www.amw.com/missing_children/brief.cfm?id=70649

    Chilling Murder Message, Child Missing

    Police say 23-year-old Elizabeth Johnson is a mom who so badly wanted to keep her baby away from his father that she made a horrific claim. Cops say Johnson sent a chilling text message to Logan McQuery, the infant's father, claiming she killed their 8-month-old son. Authorities say the disturbing account of her son's murder is all a lie, but they have no idea where Gabriel is.
     
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    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/AP/story/1419549.html


    Posted on Monday, 01.11.10

    AMANDA LEE MYERS
    Associated Press Writer


    Police think missing Ariz. baby is alive



    TEMPE, Ariz. -- More than three weeks after an Arizona baby disappeared in Texas, investigators publicly sought new leads Monday because his mom wasn't talking.

    Their main questions: Did Elizabeth Johnson kill her 8-month-old son, Gabriel? Why isn't she cooperating with investigators? How did the unemployed Johnson get $1,200 to travel across the country, buy food and stay in hotels? And just how much does a Scottsdale couple who wanted to adopt the child know?
     
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    Couple: Baby Gabriel's Mom 'Duped' Us
    Pat McReynolds
    Reporter, KPHO.com

    POSTED: 10:37 pm MST January 11, 2010
    UPDATED: 8:50 am MST January 12, 2010

    Tammi, Jack Smith Still Persons of Interest In Gabriel Johnson Disapearance

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- A couple that planned to adopt the missing child dubbed "Baby Gabriel" now says they might have been "duped" by the mother of the baby.

    Elizabeth Johnson is currently in a Maricopa County jail as authorities search for her 8-month old son, Gabriel.

    Whether Johnson researched Tammi and Jack Smith as potential adoptive parents for her son Gabriel is unclear, but knowing their histories, she probably couldn't have picked a better couple in which to spin her tale of woe.

    Tammi Smith said her former husband abused her and after several years of fighting, she lost custody of her three daughters. Jack Smith also put up a fight for custody of his granddaughter, Hannah, from her biological father.

    The Smiths admitted they saw their own heartbreak in Johnson's tearful blue eyes and believed every word.





    http://www.kpho.com/news/22213153/detail.html
     
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    http://www.ksat.com/news/22220962/detail.html
    POSTED: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
    UPDATED: 6:49 pm CST January 12, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- Investigators from Arizona were in San Antonio Tuesday, looking for clues into the disappearance of 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson, last seen in the Alamo City with his mother the day after Christmas.
     
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    Police: Person Of Interest Withheld Information
    Donna Rossi
    Reporter, KPHO.com

    http://www.kpho.com/news/22222086/detail.html

    POSTED: 7:53 pm MST January 12, 2010
    UPDATED: 8:23 pm MST January 12, 2010

    ... Johnson and Gabriel's biological father, Logan McQueary, had been in an ugly custody battle. McQueary is listed on the birth certificate, but when Johnson filed court papers, she indicated another man could also be the father. That man is Craig Cherry.

    Today, Tempe investigators said they interviewed Cherry and he told them he had never met Johnson and never talked with her. Cherry also told police that he was related to Tammi Smith. Commander Kim Hale, who is heading up the investigation for Tempe police said that information surprised him. "That was information that would have been probably helpful to us in the very beginning," said Hale. He also said that in all of the police interviews with Tammi Smith, she never mentioned she was related to Cherry.


    .... Cherry said he was Smith's first cousin and that the two are very close. Cherry also reiterated that he had never met Johnson and that he could only speculate as to how she learned his name, in order to use it on court documents.
     
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    http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/jan/12/lv_gabrielupdate_011310_81325/?news&police-courts
    Police still searching for 8-month-old boy
    Originally published January 12, 2010 at 9:36 p.m., updated January 12, 2010 at 10:20 p.m.

    Kim Hale, commander for the Tempe Police Department, reiterated that Victoria is not on their radar.

    Hale would not comment during a news conference when asked about an earlier report that a cell phone call that was traced to the Victoria area, but said they are working with San Antonio police.
     
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    Police: Person Of Interest Withheld Information
    Donna Rossi
    Reporter, KPHO.com

    POSTED: 7:53 pm MST January 12, 2010
    UPDATED: 10:17 pm MST January 12, 2010


    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tempe investigators revealed bits and pieces of new information today surrounding their investigation into missing 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson. Some of that information sheds light on why police still believe a Scottsdale couple has not been completely forthcoming in their police interviews.

    Today, Tempe investigators said they interviewed Cherry and he told them he had never met Johnson and never talked with her. Cherry also told police that he was related to Tammi Smith. Commander Kim Hale, who is heading up the investigation for Tempe police said that information surprised him. "That was information that would have been probably helpful to us in the very beginning," said Hale. He also said that in all of the police interviews with Tammi Smith, she never mentioned she was related to Cherry. Police used that omission as an example of why they believe the Smiths are withholding information and why they are still considered persons of interest.

    In a phone interview with CBS5, Cherry said he was Smith's first cousin and that the two are very close. Cherry also reiterated that he had never met Johnson and that he could only speculate as to how she learned his name, in order to use it on court documents.

    But later Tuesday night, in a call to CBS5, Tammi Smith tried to explain.

    "I remember the conversation between me and (Elizabeth). We were laughing about it and I just commented on how Logan (McQueary) and my cousin (Craig Cherry) have the same record about DUI's and stuff and we were making a funny joke about that."

    But in the same call, Tammi Smith admitted she drove Johnson to court to file the paternity request. She even made three copies of the paperwork that clearly labeled her cousin, Craig Cherry, as the possible father of the boy she wanted to adopt.
     
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    Reward offered for missing infant

    A reward up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads authorities to 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson, last seen with his mother in San Antonio in late December.

    Crime Stoppers announced the reward Wednesday morning. The boy has not been seen since Dec. 26, and his mother, who remains jailed in Arizona on three felony charges in connection with her son's disappearance, has not cooperated with authorities, they said.

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/81326657.html
     
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    Missing Baby Gabriel Johnson; Tammi Peters Smith: Surrogate Moms, & Baby Brokers

    Tammi Fay Peters Smith is a 'person of interest' in the disappearance case of eight-month-old Gabriel Johnson. Her profession is Advanced Certified Colon Hydro-therapist for her company Healing Waters Health and Wellness Clinic. Tammi and her husband Jack Smith have one adopted daughter,
    Hannah Grace, who is four-and-a-half years old. Hannah was his grandchild. Her biological father is Jack's stepson Travis Andrews Warford. Jack Smith told CNN, "We— you know, we got Hannah in our house at four months old and the adoption wasn't final until two— until she was two." Mr. Warford claims the Smiths offered him money to sign over his custodial rights. He says regarding the Smiths and baby Gabriel, "I think what they've done is wrong. They've manipulated the system and lied and I wouldn't mind seeing them face charges."

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2581663/missing_baby_gabriel_johnson_tammi.html?cat=41
     
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    Retracing Missing Baby Gabriel's Steps:

    New details are emerging about the bizarre cross-country trip during which baby Gabriel Johnson disappeared.

    Elizabeth Johnson, Gabriel's mother, left her home in Tempe, Arizona, on December 22nd with her son after raising $1,200 by selling her two dogs.

    She drove her grandfather's car to San Antonio, Texas, and checked in at the Home Gate Studios and Suites. The desk clerk says she paid cash in advance for a room with two double beds and a kitchenette.

    Baby Gabriel was last seen in San Antonio on December 26th.

    Johnson claims she gave away baby Gabriel to complete strangers she'd never met before, in a remote San Antonio area park.

    There are few clues about the couple that Johnson says she met there; the woman's first name is believed to be "Cheryl."

    Mike Board of San Antonio radio station WOAI has been trying to get to the bottom of Johnson's story. "She said, 'They didn't have a child, they couldn’t have a child, so I felt comfortable in trusting that I could give my child to this couple.' It doesn't make sense," Board tells INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander.

    On December 27, Johnson, with baby Gabriel nowhere in sight, was next spotted in a Motel 6 parking lot. The hotel manager told Megan Alexander her movements were recorded on a surveillance camera. Johnson parked her car, gathered her belongings, and walked across the street to the bus terminal, where she bought a ticket to Florida.

    The manager showed Megan Alexander the bus ticket Johnson bought using the alias "Elizabeth Jones." Johnson paid $180 in cash for a one-way ticket to Fort Lauderdale and waited patiently for three hours in the terminal waiting room.

    http://www.insideedition.com/news.aspx?storyId=3847
     
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    New lead in Baby Gabriel's Arizona disappearance?
    Last Update: 10:25 am
    <snipped>
    A blog entry from early January is sparking some interest in the case of a missing Arizona infant.

    In reply to a web post on BeckyHiggins.com, blogger "Beth" wrote, "I live in WI, but am currently in San Antonio, TX. My husband and I are adopting a handsome baby boy that was placed into our care on January 1. I've decided to make my project life about Baby Gabriel. Even though I won't be home when my project arrives I am clicking away taking his photo here in San Antonio."

    The entry is timestamped on January 4th. There's no contact info listed for Beth.


    BeckyHiggins.com
    http://www.beckyhiggins.com/blog/2010/01/sharing-enthusiasm.html

    Article:
    http://www.abc15.com/content/news/b...ona-disappearance/kMzdZQEON0ORawoDI8UUdg.cspx
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    Added these for easy quick reference:

    Missing Baby Mom Offers Up New Info
    Johnson Speaks to Tammi Smith While In Jail
    POSTED: 1:00 pm MST January 13, 2010
    UPDATED: 9:37 pm MST January 13, 2010
    <snipped>
    Chilling new details paint a picture of a family in hiding, keeping 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson out of the public's eye. It was new information coming from Elizabeth Johnson. Tammi Smith went to visit Elizabeth in Estrella Jail Wednesday.

    Smith said, "I asked her questions about what these people looked like."

    Smith said Elizabeth gladly described the couple she claims she gave Gabriel to in a San Antonio park. Johnson said the woman is between 5'1" and 5'3" and weighs somewhere between 110 and 125 pounds. Johnson told Smith the man was tall, a bigger guy with dark short hair. She said the couple is Caucasian, in their mid-30s and lives in San Antonio.

    Smith said Johnson told her she's shared all this info with the FBI, after she found out about how much jail time she might face.

    "She does want the baby to come back now, now because she wants to get out of jail, " Smith said.

    But from what Smith said she heard Wednesday, that might not be an option.


    Video: Missing Baby Given To Texas Couple?
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22232975/index.html

    Video: Blogsite Offers Tip In Missing Baby Case
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22232967/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.kpho.com/news/22227955/detail.html
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    Baby Gabriel Still Alive, Mom Tells ABC From Jail
    Elizabeth Johnson Tells ABC News Gabriel is Alive, Says Jail Not That Bad
    Jan. 13, 2010
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    Elizabeth Johnson, the Arizona mother jailed after she disappeared with her about-to-be-adopted infant son, confirmed today in a brief jailhouse interview that 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson is alive.

    The Smiths have stuck by Johnson, but recently told ABC News that they are frustrated and want Johnson to tell police what she did with the baby. Tammi Smith told Johnson in jail that she and her husband have been blamed for Gabriel's disappearance.

    "I am so, so sorry about that," Johnson replied. But still, no word on where Gabriel is.


    Mom Describes Mystery Couple Who Supposedly Have Her Baby
    Johnson said the couple is Caucasian, in their 30s. The man is tall with short black hair, and the woman is about 5 feet, 3 inches tall and has short black hair.

    Johnson said the couple brought their own car seat and that they said they could keep baby Gabriel without anyone noticing.

    Johnson also told ABC News that her time in jail has not been that bad. She has been able to see her lawyer every day and gets to spend time outside during her recreation hour.


    WATCH: Missing Baby's Mom in Jail
    http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=9529040

    WATCH: Infant Missing in Adoption Dispute
    http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=9500242

    Article:
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/elizabeth-johnson-tells-abc-news-baby-gabriel-alive/story?id=9554084
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    FBI questions Texas group in missing kid case
    January 13, 2010 - 4:59PM
    <snipped>
    The nationwide search for a missing 8-month-old Tempe boy has led FBI agents to question employees of a San Antonio organization that oversees the licensing of colon-cleansing practitioners.

    The International Association of Colon Hydrotherapists certified Tammi Smith of Scottsdale, who was named a person of interest in the search for Gabriel Johnson.

    "It's a long shot, but we're questioning people there to see if there is a connection," said Kim Hale, commander of investigations for the Tempe Police Department. "Our focus continues to be in San Antonio where the child was last seen."

    "I have nothing to say about that," Smith said. "That's retarded. I've never been to the office in San Antonio. I've talked to people there and called them. Nobody from the FBI has called us, yet. This whole thing is ridiculous. I have begged and begged for them to ask us questions - nobody will ask us questions, nobody will come to our home."

    Smith owns Healing Waters in Sun City West and in Glendale, according to her company's Web site. Her husband, Jack Smith, also was named a person of interest in the case.

    *Much more info at link!

    Article:
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/149469
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    $5,000 reward offered for safe return of missing toddler
    Last Update: 1/13 11:12 pm
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    Tammi Smith, of Scottsdale, met with Elizabeth Johnson whose son Gabriel is still missing after she left the Valley with him in late December.

    Smith says Johnson left the toddler with an unknown couple in San Antonio, Texas the day after Christmas.

    She told reporters after the meeting that "according to Elizabeth, these people are going to try to hide this baby because they believe that in a few years nobody will notice who this baby is."

    Smith went on to say that Elizabeth told her the couple came to Elizabeth's hotel room in Texas with a new car seat, placed Gabriel in the car seat and abruptly left.

    "She did definitely describe the people and what they look like, they're definitely in San Antonio, she (Elizabeth) did sign paperwork, but they did not notarize it or anything like that," said Smith.

    According to Smith, Elizabeth also told her during the nearly 45-minute jail house visit that the couple did not "buy" Gabriel and the man and woman were both white in their 30s.


    Video: $5,000 reward offered for safe return of missing toddler
    http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=26474@knxv.dayport.com

    Article:
    http://www.abc15.com/content/news/s...return-of-missing/xgsbK2cK80iD5ZWBC0ifjg.cspx
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    Video: Up to $5,000 reward offered for safe return of baby Gabriel 11:00
    Posted on January 13, 2010 at 2:18 PM-Updated yesterday at 9:21 PM
    Interview With Tami Smith Included In Video!

    http://www.azfamily.com/news/Up-to-5000-reward-offered-for-safe-return-of-baby-Gabriel-81354057.html
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    Video: Cops: Missing boy may be alive 2:51
    [ame]http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/01/13/ng.boy.alive.cnn[/ame]

    Video: Adoptive parents speak out 2:27
    [ame]http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/01/11/ng.parents.speak.cnn[/ame]

    Video: Baby gone, mom had nails done 3:20
    [ame]http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/01/11/ng.missing.baby.cnn[/ame]

    Video: Arizona couple takes polygraph 3:11
    [ame]http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/01/08/nr.az.couple.polygraph.cnn[/ame]

    Video: Persons of interest named 5:46
    [ame]http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/01/08/ng.adoptive.parents.cnn[/ame]
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    Hotel Clerk Says Elizabeth Johnson Used Different Name
    1/13/10 Posted: 04:06 PM ET
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    As investigators open a missing persons case for Gabriel Johnson in San Antonio, we are learning more about mother Elizabeth Johnson&#8217;s possible movements during her time in San Antonio from a hotel clerk who checked Johnson into one of the hotels. The clerk, who wishes to remain anonymous, says Johnson checked in under a different name and believes Johnson had a Texas ID.

    Who is Craig Cherry?
    Police reportedly recently spoke to Cherry, who told them he has never met Johnson, and is actually Tammi Smith&#8217;s first cousin! Police say that new detail surprised them and was information that probably would have been helpful to them in the very beginning. Cops say in all the interviews with Tammi Smith, she never mentioned she was related to Cherry.

    Tammi Smith drove Johnson to court to file the paternity request and reportedly even made 3 copies of the paperwork that clearly labeled Craig Cherry as the possible father but never noticed it.

    More at link!

    Article:
    http://nancygrace.blogs.cnn.com/2010/01/13/hotel-clerk-says-elizabeth-johnson-used-different-name/
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    Video: Mother May Have Given Baby To San Antonio Couple
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/22233642/index.html
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    Here's EJ's MySpace for those who don't have the link yet! :wink:

    Here's her quote, status, & timestamp of her log for her mood!
    kiss my *** suckas!! Mood: adventurous :biggrin:
    Posted at 12:36 PM Dec 29, 2009


    elizabeth (Last log in was 12/30/09)
    http://www.myspace.com/elizj86
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    *Police: Person Of Interest Withheld Information*
    POSTED: 7:53 pm MST January 12, 2010
    UPDATED: 10:17 pm MST January 12, 2010
    <snipped>
    Johnson and Gabriel's biological father, Logan McQueary, had been in an ugly custody battle. McQueary is listed on the birth certificate, but when Johnson filed court papers, she indicated another man could also be the father. That man is Craig Cherry.

    In a phone interview with CBS5, Cherry said he was Smith's first cousin and that the two are very close. Cherry also reiterated that he had never met Johnson and that he could only speculate as to how she learned his name, in order to use it on court documents.

    "I remember the conversation between me and (Elizabeth). We were laughing about it and I just commented on how Logan (McQueary) and my cousin (Craig Cherry) have the same record about DUI's and stuff and we were making a funny joke about that."

    But in the same call, Tammi Smith admitted she drove Johnson to court to file the paternity request. She even made three copies of the paperwork that clearly labeled her cousin, Craig Cherry, as the possible father of the boy she wanted to adopt.


    Smith says she would have been forthcoming with investigators, but she doesn't remember them asking her about Craig Cherry.

    Tempe police confirmed late Tuesday night that they had investigators in San Antonio, the last place baby Gabriel was seen the day after Christmas, searching for clues.


    Video: New Developments In Missing Baby Case 2:30
    Tempe police find another strange link to the Valley couple named as persons of interest in this case.
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22223078/index.html

    Video: New Revelations Surface In Baby Gabriel Case 2:51
    More new details are emerging in the case of missing baby Gabriel.
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22221445/

    Video: Search For Baby Gabriel 2:09
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/61525655001

    Video: Police Making Progress In Missing Baby Gabriel Case 1:41
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/61508825001

    Video: Mother Of Missing Baby Not Talking 2:15
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/61367398001

    Video: Baby Gabriel 2:01
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/61344634001

    Video: Elizabeth Johnson In Arizona Courtroom 9:45
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/61324001001

    Video: Missing Baby's Great-Grandfather Speaks 2:46
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/61198991001

    Video: Family Members Hopeful Baby Will Be Found 1:06
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/61199652001

    Video: Elizabeth Johnson Back In Arizona 0:30
    http://www.azcentral.com/video/61157113001

    Article:
    http://www.kpho.com/news/22222086/detail.html

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    Angel Who Cares If you seek an angel with an open heart, you shall

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    Added For quick & easy reference~Part 2:

    *Raw Video: Missing Baby Mom Speaks With CBS News 9:36
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22155911/index.html
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    Video: Missing Baby's Mom Moved To Ariz, Faces More Charges
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/22202431/index.html
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    Johnson behind bars at Maricopa County Jail; couple still persons of interest
    Posted on January 8, 2010 at 9:44 PM
    Updated today at 6:44 AM
    <snipped>
    Elizabeth now faces charges of kidnapping, child abuse and custodial interference.

    Jack and Tammi Smith tried adopting Gabriel Johnson in December, in the weeks leading up to his disappearance.

    They maintain they played no role in that disappearance and have no idea where Gabriel is, but investigators believe the Smiths aren't sharing everything they know.

    One reason why is a posting from Tammi Smith's Facebook page from December 23 days after Gabriel's mother took him from Arizona.

    She wrote "please keep praying for Gabriel and his mommy's safety on the road. She found underground help in Texas that's given her formulas, diapers, and legal formalities."


    *Video Included In Article!

    Article:
    http://www.azfamily.com/news/Couple...aby-case-take-lie-detector-test-81053957.html
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    Arizona Couple Takes Polygraph Test in Missing Baby Case
    Saturday, January 09, 2010
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    Jack and Terri Smith spent hours at the Tempe, Ariz., police station answering questions as part of the police investigation into the disappearance of 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson.

    Police said Thursday they believe the Smiths, who had wanted to adopt Garbriel, may know more about the missing child's whereabouts than they're telling investigators.

    "We are getting some indications that Gabriel is alive," Carbajal said Thursday. "We can't say specifically just what those are, but we are getting some indications that those are correct."


    Article:
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582673,00.html
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    Grandfather of missing baby says life was hard on mom
    Woman accused in boy's disappearance told relative she wanted better for her son
    Jan. 10, 2010 12:00 AM
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    Elizabeth Johnson's grandfather says she grew up with a drug-addicted father and an alcoholic mother and then bounced around five different foster homes.

    She has always been impulsive, secretive and prone to fits of rage. A relative says that as a child, she would break windows in her home and chased her father with a plunger.

    Yet she carried a 4.0 GPA through high school, and she was determined to not let her son suffer the same kind of childhood she had.

    "She's got a spiteful streak," said Bob, who is the person Elizabeth has turned to the most since her parents died.

    Court records and interviews show that Elizabeth's fights with McQueary were so violent that she cut up his clothes and broke windows in the apartment they shared. Elizabeth was charged with domestic-violence-related criminal damage and went into a diversion program, court records show.

    When asked if Elizabeth was capable of following through on the threats she made to McQueary, Bob paused.

    "I think anybody is capable, including Elizabeth, in a fit of rage," he said.


    Article:
    http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2010/01/10/20100110missingbaby0110.html
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    Missing baby's mom extradited to Arizona
    01/10/2010
    <snipped>

    The mother at the center of a missing baby case is back in Arizona.

    Maricopa County sheriff's deputies say Elizabeth Johnson was extradited from Miami where she had been held since her recent arrest.


    Article:
    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D9D4R28O2.html
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    Baby Gabriel's Mom Held On $1.1M Bond
    Elizabeth Johnson Extradited To Arizona; Still No Sign Of Baby Gabriel
    POSTED: 6:09 am MST January 10, 2010
    UPDATED: 5:24 am MST January 11, 2010
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    In an exclusive interview with CBS 5 News from her jail cell last week, Elizabeth Johnson said she has no idea where her little boy is.

    When asked whether she&#8217;s worried her baby is dead or alive, she said, &#8220;No, I&#8217;m not.&#8221;

    Johnson's first phone call from jail Sunday morning was to her grandfather, Bob Johnson.

    Bob Johnson said, "Well my telephone rang and it was my darling granddaughter calling me from the Fourth Avenue Maricopa County Jail."

    Just hours after her booking photo was snapped, Elizabeth was calling to say hello.

    "She seemed in a very happy, upbeat mood, " Bob Johnson said. "I guess in her mind she's accomplished her goal, which was to adopt her son, give him to somebody."

    Johnson said it was a short talk that only lasted a couple of minutes. He said he didn't ask any questions about where 8-month-old Gabriel might be.

    He said, "I chose not to, that she had stated what happened and I knew we were on a recorded line and she isn't going to tell me anything on a recorded line that would be of any value."


    Raw Video: CBS 5 Interview With Elizabeth Johnson
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22155911/index.html

    Video: FBI Acts On Hot Tip In Missing Baby Case
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22190897/index.html

    Video: Couple Takes Polygraph Test In Missing Baby Case
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22189499/index.html

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    Video: Police Report Released In Missing Baby Case
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22182384/index.html

    Video: 'Persons Of Interest' Named In Missing Baby Case
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22178557/index.html

    Video: Elizabeth's Grandfather: She's Lying
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22171594/index.html

    Video: Missing Baby Mystery Deepens
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22166183/index.html

    Video: Docs: Missing Baby Mom Volatile
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22146968/index.html

    Video: Mom: I Gave My Baby To Texas Couple
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22144213/index.html

    Video: Strange Twist Seen In Missing Baby Case
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22128137/index.html

    Video: 'Come Home Soon,' Dad Says Of Missing Son
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22124556/index.html

    Video: Baby Missing In Custody Battle
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22108421/index.html

    Video: Tempe Baby Missing After Mother's Arrest
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22107394/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.kpho.com/news/22197770/detail.html
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    Mother of missing child returned to Valley
    January 10, 2010 - 2:40PM
    <snipped>
    The Valley woman who is not cooperating with police in the search for her missing 8-month-old son has been extradited from Florida to the Tempe jail, police said Sunday afternoon.

    Tempe police also announced that Elizabeth Johnson faces charges of kidnapping, child abuse and custodial interference. She is being held on a cash bond of $1.1 million.


    Police believe missing Tempe baby is alive
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/149226

    Tempe baby still missing after mom's arrest
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/149018

    Eight-month-old Gabriel Johnson and his mother, Elizabeth Johnson, of Tempe.
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    Article:
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/149334
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    Tempe Mom Charged in Missing Baby Case
    23-year-old held on $1.1 million bond
    Updated: Monday, 11 Jan 2010, 9:11 AM MST
    Published : Sunday, 10 Jan 2010, 3:01 PM MST
    <snipped>
    After arriving in the valley, Elizabeth Johnson telephoned her grandfather, who lives in Scottsdale.

    "I can't even imagine Elizabeth hurting that child or anything worse," Bob Johnson told FOX 10. "It's unbelievable she would. She's a stubborn young lady, she has got a plan and I suspect she implemented it."

    Authorities are calling a Scottsdale couple "persons of interest" in the case. The Smiths tell police they befriended Johnson at an airport and she offered to give her son to them to adopt -- but the baby's father didn't agree.


    *Video Included In Article!

    Article:
    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/crime/tempe-mom-charged-1-10-2010
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    Mother of missing baby gets extradited to Arizona
    Last Update: 1/10 9:14 pm
    <snipped>
    According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Elizabeth was booked into an Arizona jail late Saturday on charges of custodial interference and kidnapping.

    Her cash-only bond is set at $1,100,000.

    Two other people named 'persons of interest' in the case said they took a polygraph test last week.

    Tammi and Jack Smith of Scottsdale said they were willing to take the examination after being named suspects on Thursday.

    "There is an enormous amount of peace in the truth and the truth is what it is and I can't fabricate the truth," said Jack.

    "We should have been persons of interest from day one," Jack said. "We are persons of interest. We were probably the last people to see Gabriel before he left town."

    Both police officials and the Smiths say they believe Gabriel is alive. Now the challenge is finding him.


    Elizabeth and Gabriel
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    Video: Mother of missing baby gets extradited to Arizona
    http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=26396@knxv.dayport.com

    Video: 'Persons of interest' in Tempe case take polygraph test
    http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=26391@knxv.dayport.com

    Video: Tempe PD getting indications that 8-month-old boy is alive
    http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=26353@knxv.dayport.com

    Article:
    http://www.abc15.com/content/news/s...adited-to-Arizona/xgsbK2cK80iD5ZWBC0ifjg.cspx
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    Court records paint new picture in Tempe missing baby case
    Last Update: 6:36 am
    <snipped>
    McQueary was granted custody after Johnson didn't show up for a custodial court hearing and allegedly fled the state with the child.

    He has made many public appeals to find the 8-month-old, but court documents now reveal he may not be Gabriel's biological father.

    In her petition for custody on Dec. 14, Johnson wrote that there were "two potential fathers," and requested that both McQueary and another man, Craig Cherry, take paternity tests.


    Three days earlier, McQuary filed for custody, saying he feared Johnson would kidnap the baby, and that she was neglectful and unstable.

    In the statement, McQueary wrote that Johnson would leave Gabriel crying in his crib for hours without changing his diaper, and that she kicked McQueary out of their apartment, saying, "Take that damn baby with you."

    According to documents, he had previously filed a restraining order against her, after he said she trashed their Tempe apartment, causing thousands of dollars in damage.


    Video: Court records paint new picture in Tempe missing baby case
    http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=26399@knxv.dayport.com

    Article:
    http://www.abc15.com/content/news/s...-in-Tempe-missing/6PhW8F-82kSl7PwFqFdGgw.cspx
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    Mother extradicted in interstate search for Baby Gabriel
    15 hours 24 min 11 sec ago
    <snipped>
    Recent tips led police to Nashville, Tennessee, where one couple, Jack and Tammi Smith -- persons of interest in the case -- apparently had connections to the boy's mother.

    (Gabriel's Father)McQueary also has a criminal history -- he was arrested for felony burglary, DUI and drugs.

    "Yeah, I screwed up in the past. And pretty much I've been working my hardest to get back on track, and I have been," McQueary said. "All I've been doing is staying out of trouble and going to work, stuff like that. I was right next to Elizabeth and Gabriel the whole time. We were living together, and taking care of them -- working my hardest."

    The baby's mother -- who initially said she killed her baby, then said she gave him away to a random couple at a San Antonio park -- has also had prior run-ins with the law.

    She was arrested for domestic violence and criminal damage after she allegedly had a tantrum at the Tempe apartment she shared with McQueary.


    Video: Mother extradicted in interstate search for Baby Gabriel
    http://www.necn.com/Boston/Nation/2010/01/10/Mother-extradicted-in/1263173477.html

    Article:
    http://www.necn.com/Boston/Nation/2010/01/10/Mother-extradicted-in/1263173477.html
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    Missing Baby "Persons of Interest" Speak
    Say They Don't Know Where Gabriel Johnson Is; Can't Imagine His Mother Having Hurt Him; She's Jailed in Phoenix
    Jan. 11, 2010
    <snipped>
    Gabriel's father, Logan McQueary, desperately wants his son back, notes "Early Show" national correspondent Hattie Kauffman. Elizabeth sent him a text message saying she had killed Gabriel, but later claimed she gave him away to the strangers in San Antonio.

    "I really have a hard time believing she just randomly gave Gabriel, the little prince, to somebody in a park," Bob Johnson remarked.

    Tammi Smith told "Early Show" co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez Monday she and her husband don't have any idea about Gabriel's whereabouts. "I sure wish we did. I sure wish (Elizabeth) told us any name, any -- of anything," Smith said.

    "We spent ten years building a successful business here (in Scottsdale)," Jack Smith said, "and, for us to throw that away, or even the thoughts of throwing that away for someone we had known for nine days, that's ludicrous. No, absolutely not."

    Tammi says that, while Elizabeth was never all that affectionate toward Gabriel, she doesn't think Elizabeth could have hurt him. "She seemed to want the best for him," Tammi says.


    Video: Video: Search for Missing Baby Gabriel
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx9wKfbqwPQ[/ame]

    Video: Search Continues for Baby Gabriel
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk4n-hNOKr0[/ame]

    Article:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/11/earlyshow/main6081837.shtml
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    Search for Baby Gabriel: Deception Fueling Frustration as Cops Track Leads
    Elizabeth Johnson Extradited and Charged With Kidnapping; FBI Tracks Leads in Nashville
    Jan. 11, 2010
    <snipped>
    In a jailhouse interview this week with a Phoenix CBS affiliate, Johnson denied harming their son, saying she told McQueary she had killed Gabriel to get back at him.

    "He had ruined my life, and he hurt me, and I wanted to hurt him," she said. "And that was the only thing I could say that would hurt him."

    Johnson's grandfather, Bob Johnson, told ABC News that he doesn't believe his granddaughter's story that she simply left her child with an unknown couple.

    "I think that she has given the baby to somebody, and I think she knows who it is," he said. "I think it's in San Antonio in somebody else's house, and she just ain't given it up.

    "She has an anger-management problem, and she's working on that," Bob Johnson said.

    Motherhood was never really Johnson's strong suit, Bob Johnson said.

    "She discovered after eight months that there's more to this parenting than she wanted to get involved in," he said. "It was not her thing. She was into fashion."


    WATCH: Missing Baby's Mom in Jail
    http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=9529040

    WATCH: Infant Missing in Adoption Dispute
    http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=9500242

    Article:
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/lies-fueling-frustration-search-baby-gabriel/story?id=9528705
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    Missing Tempe baby's mother extradited to Arizona
    Jan. 10, 2010 11:11 AM
    <snipped>
    Tempe police officers brought Johnson from Miami-Dade County, Fla., and booked her into the Fourth Avenue jail at 2:06 a.m. Sunday. She is being held on $1.1 million cash bond.

    Johnson faces felony charges including kidnapping, child abuse ande custodial interference.

    Deputy Doug Matteson, a sheriff's spokesman, deferred comment to Tempe police, who are investigating the case. Tempe police spokesman Sgt. Steve Carbajal was not available for comment.

    Tempe officials plan to release more information about the case during a 1 p.m. briefing Monday.


    Elizabeth Johnson's booking mug, taken Dec. 10, 2009, left, and Elizabeth with baby Gabriel and Gabriel's father, Logan McQueary.
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    Raw Video: Court Hearing In Miami
    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid30311461001?bctid=61157113001

    Article:
    http://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/2010/01/10/20100110johnsonarrest0111.html
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    Mom Charged In Missing Baby Case In Phoenix
    Monday, Jan 11, 2010 @09:57am CST
    <snipped>
    The woman at the center of the Arizona missing baby case has been booked into the Maricopa County jail.

    Meanwhile, a couple in Scottsdale, Arizona -- Jack and Tammi Smith -- have been named "persons of interest" in the case.

    Police say they too are not being cooperative.


    Article:
    http://mystateline.com/content/fulltext/?cid=128122
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    Did Elizabeth Johnson Give Her Baby to Strangers? Arizona Mom Faces Kidnapping, Child Abuse Charges
    January 11, 2010 11:00 AM
    <snipped>
    Elizabeth Johnson, the Arizona mother at the center of the "baby Gabriel" case involving her missing son, has been charged with kidnapping, child abuse and custodial interference.

    The Tempe Police Department said Sunday that Gabriel Johnson's 23-year-old mother is being held at the Maricopa County jail on the three felony charges after being extradited from Florida, where she was taken into custody Dec. 30 after failing to show up for a custodial hearing in Phoenix.

    Police say she's being held on a cash only $1.1 million bond.


    PICTURES: Baby Gabriel Johnson Missing
    http://www.cbsnews.com/elements/2010/01/06/crimesider/photoessay6063007.shtml

    MORE ON CRIMESIDER
    January 8, 2010 - Couple Who Hoped to Adopt Baby Gabriel Johnson Now "Persons of Interest" In His Disappearance
    http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/05/11/crimesider/entry5007040.shtml

    January 6, 2010 - Arizona Baby Gabriel Johnson Missing After Road Trip; Mom Refuses to Help Police
    http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/05/06/crimesider/entry4996071.shtml

    Article:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/12/04/crimesider/entry5888789.shtml
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    Gabriel Johnson is Missing, Profiler to Nancy Grace: "That Baby is Not with Us"
    8-Month-Old Missing Child's Mother Extradited to Arizona -- but Where is Little Gabriel Johnson?
    January 11, 2010
    <snipped>
    Appearing on HLN's "Nancy Grace," Pat Brown, a criminal profiler and author of "Killing For Sport," told Nancy Grace that she did not see the investigation ending well for the child. "My opinion is that baby is not with us," she said.

    What led her to such a grave conclusion? First of all, Elizabeth Johnson's own words to the baby's father, Logan McQueary, indicate a cold, vindictive nature. She told him she killed the child, placed his small body in a diaper bag, then put the bag in a dumpster in San Antonio, Texas. That admission might have led Brown to think that Johnson just might have killed her baby. Another good indicator that the baby may be dead was the carseat and baby clothes left behind in a hotel room in San Antonio as if unneeded.

    Offering up various scenarios of the investigation, Brown pointed out to Nancy Grace that at one point Johnson probably "got tired of that baby and wanted vengeance on her boyfriend so she just killed the baby."

    Elizabeth Johnson's actions seem strange when looked at in retrospect. Her story of giving her child, a child she professed to love, to total strangers makes little sense, but, then, that was how she originally met the Smiths.

    Although Pat Brown said she believed the child was no longer alive, telling Nancy Grace that she just could not believe that Johnson simply found a couple to whom she gave her baby, until there is tangible evidence, there lingers a bit of hope that that is exactly what Elizabeth Johnson did simply to keep him from her ex-boyfriend.


    Article:
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2577233/gabriel_johnson_is_missing_profiler.html?cat=8
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    Baby Gabriel&#8217;s mom &#8216;played us,&#8217; couple say
    &#8216;Persons of interest&#8217; who hoped to adopt baby call his mother &#8216;deceptive'
    updated 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
    <snipped>
    An Arizona couple who tried to adopt an 8-month-old baby who&#8217;s been missing since Christmas say they now feel the mother of the baby duped and used them.

    In an interview Monday from their Scottsdale, Ariz., home with TODAY&#8217;s Matt Lauer, the Smiths said they once thought Johnson was a good woman who was overwhelmed by being a single mother. That opinion has since changed dramatically.

    &#8220;I feel like a fool, because knowing what&#8217;s up now that all the facts have been laid out in front of me, I see that she was lying to us and playing us,&#8221; Tammi Smith told Lauer. &#8220;Now, I&#8217;m not sure if anything she said to me was true.&#8221;

    Her husband characterized Johnson as &#8220;deceptive.&#8221;


    Elizabeth Johnson told the father of baby Gabriel that she had killed the child, but then claimed she had given the child away. Police think Gabriel may still be alive.
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    Today Show Video: &#8216;Persons of interest&#8217;: Missing baby&#8217;s mom played us 8:03
    Jan. 11: Jack and Tammi Smith, the couple who planned to adopt baby Gabriel prior to his disappearance, tell TODAY&#8217;s Matt Lauer Elizabeth Johnson is &#8220;deceptive.&#8221;
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34802432#34802432

    Today Show Video: Where is missing baby Gabriel? 3:53
    Jan. 10: Last seen the day after Christmas, authorities are still trying to figure out what happened to the 8-month-old child. NBC's Jenna Wolfe speaks with Jack and Tammi Smith, an Arizona couple who claim the little boy's mother offered to have them adopt him, but have since been named persons of interest in the case.
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34791165#34791165

    Today Show Video: 'Persons of interest' in missing baby case 3:01
    Jan. 9: Authorities named a couple as 'persons of interest' in the case of a 8-month-old baby boy. Msnbc's Alex Witt talks with investigative reporter Michelle Sigona.
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34781238#34781238

    Today Show Video: Couple named 'persons of interest' in missing baby case 2:00
    Jan. 8: In the search for missing baby Gabriel, authorities in Tempe, Ariz., are focusing their attention on Jack and Terri Smith. George Lewis reports.
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34767369#34767369

    Today Show Video: Where is baby Gabriel? 6:01
    Jan. 7: The father of an 8-month-old baby who has been missing since last month talks to TODAY&#8217;s Meredith Vieira about the search for the child. The baby&#8217;s mother told police conflicting stories about giving the child away.
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34745448#34745448

    Article:
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/34802462/ns/today-today_people/

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  18. Angel Who Cares

    Angel Who Cares If you seek an angel with an open heart, you shall

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    Added For easy Quick Reference~Part 3:

    UPDATED: Couple: Baby Gabriel's Mom 'Duped' Us
    Tammi, Jack Smith Still Persons of Interest In Gabriel Johnson Disapearance
    POSTED: 10:37 pm MST January 11, 2010
    UPDATED: 8:50 am MST January 12, 2010
    <snipped>
    Whether Johnson researched Tammi and Jack Smith as potential adoptive parents for her son Gabriel is unclear, but knowing their histories, she probably couldn't have picked a better couple in which to spin her tale of woe.

    Tammi Smith said her former husband abused her and after several years of fighting, she lost custody of her three daughters. Jack Smith also put up a fight for custody of his granddaughter, Hannah, from her biological father.

    Even when they knew Johnson was on the run, they put her in contact with Janet Morris, an adoption specialist in Nashville, Tenn.

    The FBI searched her house as part of the investigation into Gabriel's disappearance.

    According to court documents, Morris was once challenged for allegedly stripping a father of his parental rights without properly notifying him -- exactly what the biological father of Tammi and Jack Smith's adopted daughter, Hannah, says the couple did to him.

    The results of Tammi and Jack Smith's polygraph tests were inconclusive.


    Video: Couple: 'Maybe We Were Duped'
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22214934/index.html

    Video: Polygraph Test Results Back In Baby Gabriel Case
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22211571/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.kpho.com/news/22213153/detail.html
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    Baby Gabriel's Mom Not Talking
    Investigators: Elizabeth Johnson Refuses To Say If Gabriel Is Alive
    POSTED: 6:09 am MST January 10, 2010
    UPDATED: 5:47 pm MST January 11, 2010
    <snipped>
    As of Monday, it had been nearly two days since Elizabeth Johnson was booked at the Fourth Avenue Maricopa County jail, and she still wasn't telling anyone where her son might be, she wouldn't even confirm that he's still alive.

    Tempe Police Department Commander Kim Hale said, "There's three separate things that can happen. You can be deceptive, inconclusive or you can be truthful. At this time, it was scored by two different polygraph examiners and both rated it close to the same as inconclusive."

    Jack Smith interpreted that question mark a little bit differently. Smith said, "Because it's not a truth detector, it's a lie detector. I did not lie, and so that's why it came back inconclusive."

    He and his wife, Tammi Smith, are still persons of interest in Gabriel's disappearance. Investigators said the couple has been cooperative, but it's possible they know more than they're letting on.


    Video: Baby Gabriel's Mom Booked Into Phoenix Jail
    http://www.kpho.com/video/22204856/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.kpho.com/news/22197770/detail.html
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    RAW VIDEO: Elizabeth Johnson's initial court appearance Posted on January 11, 2010 at 10:27 AM 10:09
    Elizabeth Johnson has been extradited back to Arizona and has made her initial appearance before a judge. The little boy at the center of this ongoing story, baby Gabriel, still has not been located.
    http://www.azfamily.com/home/related/Elizabeth-Johnsons-initial-court-appearance-81147937.html
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    Video Report: Gabriel's mom speaks briefly at initial AZ court appearance Posted on January 11, 2010 at 5:11 PM 2:37
    Baby Gabriel's mom, Elizabeth Johnson, was the last person seen with the infant and she is now back in Arizona and behind bars.
    http://www.azfamily.com/news/Gabrie...-at-initial-AZ-court-appearance-81185647.html
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    Video: Police talk about couple of interest in baby Gabriel case 2:53
    One-time adoptive family, Jack and Tammy Smith, are now considered persons of interest by Tempe police.
    http://www.azfamily.com/home/relate...f-interest-in-baby-Gabriel-case-81002482.html

    Video: Family with temporary custody of missing child speaks to 3TV 1/04/10 2:31
    A kidnapper or a desperate mom? It all depends on who you ask. The Smith family was hoping to adopt 8-month-old Gabrielle and are optimistic his mom was just doing what she thought best for the boy.
    Kristine Harrington spoke with the Smith family about the situation and the missing boy.

    http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/Family-with-temporary-custody-80661277.html
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    UPDATED: Missing baby's mom says she is sure he is alive
    1/14/10 Last Update: 3:51 pm
    <snipped>
    Officers say Elizabeth Johnson is not cooperating with the police investigation but seems to be telling other people her claims about what happened to the boy. On Wednesday, Tammi Smith visited Johnson in jail.

    After meeting with Johnson, Smith told reporters that Johnson claimed she gave the baby to a couple in San Antonio.

    "She said, 'I was in the hotel room... that they came in my hotel room. I held (Gabriel), and we talked, and I signed the paper,' which obviously was not notarized, and then she put the baby in the car seat. They left her hotel. She did not see the baby in the car," explained Smith.

    Investigators have confirmed that Johnson stayed at two San Antonio hotels. She allegedly told Smith that she only stayed at one hotel. Johnson also allegedly said that she believes there is surveillance video of a couple leaving the hotel with Gabriel.

    Police told News 4 WOAI that Johnson's claim that a couple is pictured on surveillance video with the child is inaccurate. Investigators have said that Johnson has changed the stories that she is telling people.

    A news conference with Tempe Police scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday was cancelled because there was no new information to offer.


    Video: Baby Gabriel still missing 1/13/10 2:28
    http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=785706@woai.dayport.com&navCatId=5

    Video: Mother of missing baby cooperating with FBI
    http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=783451@woai.dayport.com&navCatId=5

    Video: GPS unit may offer clues in search for Baby Gabriel 1/12/10 2:47
    http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=785214@woai.dayport.com&navCatId=5

    Video: Arizona police investigating missing baby case heading to San Antonio 1/11/10 1:24
    http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=784678@woai.dayport.com&navCatId=5

    Video: Father Speaks Out About Missing Son 1/04/10 0:53
    http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=782286@woai.dayport.com&navCatId=5

    Article:
    http://www.woai.com/news/local/stor...-sure-he-is-alive/SB4BqGbAw02X3T5x3nQa8A.cspx

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  19. Marigold

    Marigold New Member

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    Tempe PD page for details on case and updates on Gabriel:



    Tempe Police Requesting Public’s Assistance in Locating Infant

    Last Updated: 01-10-2010

    "On Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 1:05 p.m., Logan McQueary reported to Tempe Police Officers that he had received threats toward his son, 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson, from the mother of the child, Elizabeth Johnson."

    More at:
    http://www.tempe.gov/Police/EI/Gabriel Johnson Update.htm
     
  20. not_my_kids

    not_my_kids New Member

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    http://www.kpho.com/news/22242288/detail.html

    POSTED: 8:06 pm MST January 14, 2010
    UPDATED: 8:26 pm MST January 14, 2010

    Family Denied Visit With Jailed Mom Of Missing Baby
    The brother of Elizabeth Johnson, jailed since her son Gabriel went missing around Christmas, was denied a jail house visit today. Robert Johnson attempted to visit his sister, who is being held in the Estrella Jail in Maricopa County on more than $1 million bond on charges of custodial interference, kidnapping and child abuse.
    "I just want all this resolved whatever it takes," said Johnson as he walked into the jail lobby.
     
  21. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    PD searches home of ‘couple of interest’ in Tempe baby case

    Reported by: ABC15.com staff, wire reports
    Reported by: Christopher Sign
    Last Update: 10:05 pm


    TEMPE, AZ -- Officials say detectives are searching the home of a Scottsdale couple considered 'persons of interest' in the case of an 8-month-old boy missing since December.

    Tempe Police Department spokesperson Mike Horn confirmed that police served a search warrant at Tammi and Jack Smith's home near 160th Street and Rio Verde Trail Thursday night.

    It is unclear at this time what police are looking for at the north Scottsdale home.


    more here

    http://www.abc15.com/content/news/s...interest-in-Tempe/xgsbK2cK80iD5ZWBC0ifjg.cspx
     

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