The Craigslist Ads

Discussion in 'Gabriel Johnson' started by BeanE, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. BeanE

    BeanE Inactive

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    The Craigslist ads posted by Elizabeth were posted here by momtective:

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4718730"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - AZ-Gabriel Johnson, 8 months, MSG 26 Dec 09 thread #15[/ame]


    AZlawyer connected the phone number in the ads directly to Elizabeth in this post:

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4718819"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - AZ-Gabriel Johnson, 8 months, MSG 26 Dec 09 thread #15[/ame]
     
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  3. NewMommy09

    NewMommy09 Active Member

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    Have we ever found the ad for Elizabeth selling her laptop?
     
  4. BeanE

    BeanE Inactive

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    I haven't seen anything on her laptop or jewelry.
     
  5. TearsforCaylee

    TearsforCaylee New Member

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    This was just posted on TS's FB this past Saturday, but when I tried to click on the actual link, it showed it was "expired". Anyone else want to try to get to the actual ad, alleging it's still there? VERY interesting! Here is what the original poster copied from the page:

    Amazing what you can buy from Craigslist

    Loving couple hopes to adopt a baby (Fort Worth)
    Date: 2009-12-26, 3:36PM CST
    Reply to: comm-prfpg-1520463333@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

    A loving couple in their 30's has been persistant in their attempts to adopt for 6 years now. The adoption agency that they wer......e going through, went bankrupt and most of the money and time that was spent during the process was lost. They are highly qualified to care for a child and carry the warmth in their hearts to show them more love and encouragment, than anyone could imagine. They are seeking someone who is in a difficult situation and is looking for a safe and loving home for their child. There are benifits of contacting someone directly as opposed to an adoption agency: If the child is unborn, all medical bills will be paid for. This couple would be blessed with a child instantly rather than waiting an additional 6 years to adopt. They are open to sharing photos and corresponding with the biological mother. You would be giving this family an incredible gift! If you or someone you know is searching for a family to bless with the gift of life please respond to this ad. If you are interested in finding out more about this couple, they are more than happy to connect with you in any way.

    Location: Fort Worth
    it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

    PostingID: 1520463333

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/vnn/1520463333.html

    From Facebook post:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585061919&ref=search&sid=1439743916.2191214849..1
     
  6. TearsforCaylee

    TearsforCaylee New Member

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    Anyone know what the sub-category acronym /vnn/ stands for in Craig's List ads? Can't find the section listing that shows /vnn/ anywhere there, but it is in the original address ad link
     
  7. mamaeb

    mamaeb New Member

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    looks like news and views... under community, under local news
     
  8. Ives

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    So then, who is this ad from?? Do we know? I'm just curious, while interesting, is it like all the other adoption ads on CL? Just random people, or is there a connection?
     
  9. TearsforCaylee

    TearsforCaylee New Member

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    I have no idea who the actual ad was from (if in fact it's actually real). That's the mystery but according to the posting date on TS's FB page, (posted by one of the posters there, not TS herself) the date shows 12-26-09! That's the same date the last known pics of GJ were taken in the hotel and the day before EJ got on the bus from SA to Daytona.

    I don't know what the deal is ... the post showed up on TS's page on Saturday (just a few days ago) and I just noticed it today. When I tried clicking on the link posted in it, it showed the post had "expired". Now that is just hinky, all things considered. If it was posted on 12-16, and today is only 12-26 ... that's just a little over a month that it was up, if it was only recently taken down. I don't know how long it had been up before it had "expired". I hope LE checks into this nonetheless. In cases like this, leave no stone unturned. The coincidence between the ad posting and the date, GJ's last pics, etc is just surreal ... I hope maybe this is the lead that yields fruit somehow and that LE looks into it. I'm sure they can get the original ad and the poster's original info from Craig's List somehow.
     
  10. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane!

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    I saw that on her fb, but didn't think too much of it -- but now I'm intrigued.

    I wonder if it's possible to track anything via the posting ID.
     
  11. Baznme

    Baznme New Member

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    There's even an email to reply to. Granted, it's a cragslist email but they should be able to tell police who that email address is attached to via the ads.
     
  12. Concernedmomarizona

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    Yes, they should. And craigslist can probably provide LE with an IP address which will take them to the computer that created it.
     
  13. Baznme

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    Should this be called into the tipline?
     
  14. Concernedmomarizona

    Concernedmomarizona New Member

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    I would think so. I can't view it but definitely this is something I would think they would be interested in. Its bizarre wrt the timing of the post etc.
     
  15. BeanE

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    Yes, please. LE has asked that people call in tips, even if you think it's not important, even if you think somebody else might have already called it in.

    They said tips are critical to them right now.

    Thanks! :)
     
  16. Suthrnqt

    Suthrnqt Verified Luddite

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    I think this is something definitely worth investigating. Very good sleuthing on your part. Maybe this is how TS was communicating with Elizabeth.
     
  17. Baznme

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    Done. I sent it in as a tip.
     
  18. BeanE

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    Another tip for Gabe! Thank you so much, Baznme.
     
  19. BeanE

    BeanE Inactive

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    I just found this site. Not Craigslist, but very much like it. I happened across it in a child abuse news article out of Mesa AZ where the mom advertised as an escort, so may be used in the AZ area, and Eliz may have used it. I haven't even begun to sleuth it, because I just found it. Wanted to post the links in case some others have time to jump in and help sleuth it.

    Place a free classified ad with photo. Find houses for rent, apts for rent, local jobs, and local for sale classifieds on backpage.com.

    Main link with all cities:
    http://www.backpage.com/

    Phoenix:
    http://phoenix.backpage.com/

    San Antonio:
    http://sanantonio.backpage.com/
     
  20. Marigold

    Marigold New Member

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    I used this post: [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4718730"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - AZ-Gabriel Johnson, 8 months, MSG 26 Dec 09 thread #15[/ame] and searched the Phoenix ads for listings similar to EJ's CL's listings and found nothing. I also searched for the last four digits of her phone number, no results.

    Backpage is somewhat popular in Phoenix, so it's a good idea to check them to see if EJ posted there. Someone else may want to try other keywords to see if they can find anything.
     
  21. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane!

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    Did we only search ads with the 480-xxx-3608 #? Did we have her cell #? I have it if it hasn't been stated yet.
     

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