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A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

Hotel Clerk Says Elizabeth Johnson Used Different Name

As investigators open a missing persons case for Gabriel Johnson in San Antonio, we are learning more about mother Elizabeth Johnson’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.

Elizabeth Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson

The clerk told us the hotel swipes identifications and the computer puts the information on the screen for the employee, but in order to look up Johnson’s information they need the alleged alias that Johnson used to check in. That name has not been revealed. The clerk says they never saw Elizabeth Johnson with a baby, and Johnson even allegedly brought in a baby car seat and was holding it behind the desk so the clerk couldn’t tell if the baby was inside. The clerk says the only other time they saw Johnson was when Johnson needed some towels. We also learn from the clerk that there is a dumpster in the back of the hotel and is allegedly emptied twice a week. Cops have spoken to the clerk, who has relayed all of this information.

Who is Craig Cherry?

Police have revealed some information as to why the would-be adoptive couple, Tammi and Jack Smith, are still persons of interest. In court documents last month Johnson claimed that one of 2 people could be Gabriel’s father, either Logan McQueary or a man named Craig Cherry.

Gabriel Johnson
Gabriel Johnson

Police reportedly recently spoke to Cherry, who told them he has never met Johnson, and is actually Tammi Smith’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. Police cite this as one example of why they believe the Smiths are withholding information and why they are still persons of interest in the baby Gabriel investigation. Craig Cherry spoke with CNN Affiliate KPHO and told them he and Tammi Smith are very close, but doesn’t know Elizabeth Johnson and could only guess as to how Johnson learned his name and used it in court filings. Tammi Smith explains how this all came about, saying Johnson told her that the other possible father of Gabriel was actually someone Logan McQueary knows and Johnson was allegedly worried that if McQueary saw that, he would try to fight the other possible father. Tammi Smith claims Johnson initially wanted to make up a name, but Tammi Smith told Johnson she couldn’t do that. Then Johnson allegedly suggested she use Jack Smith’s name, and Tammi Smith would not let her. While saying she was joking, Tammi Smith admits they discussed other possible people to put on the document, including Tammi Smith’s cousin Craig 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. Smith says she never read it because she was in a hurry and didn’t know Johnson put Cherry’s name down until she got a call from Cherry saying the media was hounding him. Tammi Smith confesses would have been forthcoming with investigators, but she doesn’t remember them asking her about Craig Cherry and she didn’t know Johnson had written that name down. Meanwhile, Tammi and Jack Smith tell us they plan to meet with Elizabeth Johnson behind bars today. It remains to be seen whether Johnson will actually reveal the true location of baby Gabriel

Reward offered

Crimestoppers is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of 8 month old Gabriel Johnson. If you have any information, please call 1-800-843-5678.

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  1. Terry

    Oh Miss Nancy how you keep going on, even on Tuesday's show, about how baby Gabriel's mother won't talk to the police at all. As a lawyer, prosecutor or otherwise, you know it is the right of anyone to not answer questions asked of them by anyone whether they have been read their rights or not. This mother is well within her rights to never say another word to anyone but her lawyers and even then, only what she wishes to disclose to them. I'm sure if it was you or any of your family members being queried under any circumstances by authorities, you would keep your mouth closed and advise them (friends or family) to do the same.

    January 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm
  2. Sandra K. Weaver

    Regarding Baby Gabriel: I feel like the Smiths helped the mother set up the underground and the contact in Tennessee because they believed her about the father being abusive Those small pieces and the manner in which the Smiths have reacted and being vague when faced with the direct questions are puzzling. They are now acting as if they are the victims but in reality it is about where is Gabriel. Hopefully the truth will come out. God is watching

    January 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm
  3. rainey

    I would be interested hearing your DR's opinon about the childhood of Elizabeth and her incapability to bond with her baby. I know this is not an excuse yet there are people everyday that deal with this issue.

    January 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm
  4. VICKI

    Has anyone looked in the classified ads in news papers from point A to point B to see if there are any familys looking to adopt a child.(Example) "Like if Mickey Mouse was looking to adopt and someone gave him a child the he would remove his ad from the paper or adoption agencies that has had couples that had their name removed from their list.
    Good luck this little boy NEED to be found

    January 13, 2010 at 7:02 pm
  5. jason

    My opion on all this is if Johnson does not know where the baby is, then she should keep saying so.If she does, just tell them!!! Not just sit there and say nothing. She acts like she is hiding something,if she wont help police, then there you go. That right there gives reason to belive she knows something, and she dont care about her son. If she dont want her baby and the father wont sighn the adoption papers, then give him to the father ! There is ABSOLUTLY NO reason at all for someone to hurt or kill any child what so ever ! No matter what is going on . Elizibeth Johnson is a pathetic coward. Baby Gabriel is in my prayers all the time and I hope he is found safe and very soon!

    January 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm
  6. Maricela

    I think Terry that you are more than wron to call this lady a "mother" because a good mother dont do this to her child. But you are right in the legal aspect, this lady have the right to keep her mouth closed, well closed, But how can a disfunctional human being could not tell the police where this baby is, and how she can tell them she killed him and threw him in a trash can? Does she deserve to be called a "mother"? No. But as a mother, I thinks Mrs Nancy Grace is doing a great hob concerning about the well being of this baby and critizicing the attitude of this lady who doesnt care for the child she gave birth. If she told the police she gave away the baby for his good sake, how then she told them she killed him? Nancy, keep going, where some "law" is not working, there's people like you who wake up awareness in people.

    January 13, 2010 at 7:50 pm
  7. Anne

    Tammi is getting all tripped up during tonight's interview. She is into this up to her eyeballs. Ask her about her cousin being named in court documents as a potential father of Gabriel.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:38 pm
  8. suzy

    Say nancy, how come you are not asking Tammi Smith about Craig Cherry?

    January 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm
  9. jamie

    the last posting is disturbing! whether she is in full range of her rights (johnson ), what exactly is the purpose of withholding the where abouts of the baby? does she not realize the whole U.S. is looking for her baby! he is missing! Why if she did nothing wrong, is she putting her intergity and freedom on the line?!! and if this is a full out (nutty) custody case. why not still let the police know your baby is safe? with all the children who has suffered at the hands of their own parents, and the red flags that we as a society see, we are left but to fear the worse. she has no concern about her baby, futhermore she DID lawyer up REALLY quickly. what exactly is she hiding? and as for my family they would definitely speak to the police! their concern would be for my child and my own well-being. even if it means me facing my consequences for my actions and brought to justice.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm
  10. Stella Dominguez

    I think that the SMITHS are lieing about baby Gabariel.They must really like being on tv.Ithink that they know more than they are saying.How can they do that to a parent?Apparently they would lie for anyone.What if someone did this to them? Why is everyone giving them so much time on tv

    January 13, 2010 at 9:01 pm
  11. Kay in Ohio

    I understand that Elizabeth Johnson was arrested on Dec.30 in Florida.
    I see on her MySpace home page that her last login was Dec.29th. Can't there be a way to find out from where,what computer she logged into ,from.
    Also has her male friend in Chandler Texas been investigated?

    January 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm
  12. Sandra Nazemi

    I wonder since the mother was using Craigslist to sell her things, if she found the "new parents/couple" on craiglist too. Authorities should review all craigslist entries in Texas and in Arizona for weeks before.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:19 pm
  13. Gink

    I think the Mother of missing baby Gabriel has clearly shown a pattern of thinking then lying. It's parallel story creations. Lets see how many parallels there are so far:

    1. the Smiths to adapt Gabriel.... When that didnt work she claims she gave baby away to different couple.

    2. She was supposed to meet the Smiths at a park after court hearing on coustody.....She later claims she met a couple at a park and gave the baby away.

    3. she doesnt wand the father to have the child, so she creates the possibility there is a different father of Gabriel.

    4. Mrs Smith asked Elizabeth, mother of Gabriel what color was the baby seat the suppossed couple who now met her at the motel to pick up the baby;tan. This is the same color the smith's baby seat is.

    5. Here is the difficult one that does show continued parallel thinking: she told the father that she killed baby and put him in a diaper bag. The father earlier described that when he came home from work the baby was still in the same diapers he saw in the morning, soiled and irritating babys skin. Act of resentment to his statement.

    Two seperate people, one at the motel and a young man at the bus depot both emphasized she had a back pack...emphasizing how large it was. One could see a large back pack and a diaper bag being a parellel idea.

    My point is she has a short term memory who rely's on immediate and similar situations or ideas she recently went through. It is a legitimate behavior she exercises under duress when questioned. I think the police should find the bus she was actually on and see if a dog could smell decomposition....Im sorry, I feel she has taken the baby on the bus in the back pack after he died...Then got rid of the large back pack somewhere betwenn San Antonio and Miami.

    Sorry but this is my unfortunate opinion. Lets see if she says new things that can be parallel thinking to her recent past. Very Sad.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:35 pm
  14. zee

    The Smiths are burying themselves deeper and deeper. Of course Tammi Smith knew Craig Cherry's name was on there. More likely than not, she came up with the idea.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm
  15. Glynne1964

    Wow, this girl evidently went to the Casey Anthony School for lLars.

    I'm curious to know why there hasn't been any proof of the alledge abuse from Logan McQueary. She can say all she likes that he was abusive, but where is the proof?

    Also why is this new guy's name just coming into play? Isn't Logan McQueary named the father on the birth certificate & such, otherwise how did he get primary custody? Why didn't she fight him on those grounds back when custody was decided?

    I just think she is another big liar, just like Casey Anthony & I fear little Gabriel has suffered the same fate as Caylee.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  16. Sandra Nazemi

    It makes sense to me that if Elizabeth stumbled upon a couple to adopt/buy baby on the internet and stayed at a hotel near the airport, and if as the new cast says the couple came and picked the baby up at that hotel with a car seat of their own, that the couple might have gone to the airport in the next few days to leave town with the baby. This couple may not even be in Texas and since the mother didn't bother to know much, she may not know they are from another state etc. Maybe someone who's been looking to adopt a baby.

    As I posted, I wonder since the mother was using Craigslist to sell her things, if she found the "new parents/couple" on craiglist too. Authorities should review all craigslist entries in Texas and in Arizona for weeks before.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:15 pm
  17. Sandra Nazemi

    Check the airport camera's around that day!

    January 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm
  18. LJ Hardy

    Re:baby gabriel--this *so called couple* that has the baby just reminds me of --Zenaida Gonzalez took the child......what a fabrication!!!

    January 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm
  19. Delaine

    Actually if she where my relative I would be begging her to tell someone where the baby is. Obviously she knows his whereabouts and that is the reason they want her to tell them what she knows. How can you sit there and defend this woman about keeping quiet when she is responsible for the well being of this baby and is the only one, or one of the few people, who know what happened to him?

    January 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm
  20. pam

    Why Why don't these people give these children up if they don't want them??? I just cannot understand.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm
  21. Buffalobob

    Nancy the Smiths are enablers, without their interference the baby may still be alive and with the Father.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:41 pm
  22. tracy

    Oh my, I think the Smith's set up an 'underground domestic violence' organization to assist, they actually posted something on their facebook page to that effect and then tried to brush it off.

    That might explain why the mother released information after meeting with Tammy Smith in jail, they communicated to get a story straight, additionally an underground organization to hide women/children could provide the mother with the fake ID she apparently ended up wtih.

    This (hopefully) is like the ballon boy times a million.

    They say the mother wanted to keep the baby away from the dad for spite, but, I think somehow the mother convinced the Smith's and a domestic underground organization that the father was abusive, and now, those involved are scared.

    That's what I think, throwing in the potential mental instability of the mother is just a distraction.

    Also, the Smith's failed the polygraph, they say they want to take another, are they going to be more rested and under less stress for the next one (as that is the excuse for the inconclusive results).

    January 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm
  23. Monte1957

    Terry, are you kidding? This little "B" kidnapped her own child and took him across state lines before disposing of him. Given away, sold or simply killed. I hope she rots in hell after her conviction. Then she will have lots of time to sit around and not say anything. You are as stupid as Miss. Johnson.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:00 am
  24. D. Beebe

    I think this mother is crazy in this whole pic.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:26 am
  25. Sarah

    Well, i do not agree with her actions as a mother or as a good person. I think she needs help. Who would give their baby to a stranger. I mean come on get real. A mother who really loved their baby wouldnt do that. But on the other hand i guess giving him to a stranger would be better then killing him..
    Who could do that to a child. There are truely some sick people in this world.
    I dont think she should of ever had a baby. She is not a mom. Mother DO NOT do this to their children.
    I PRAY FOR GABRIEL IN HOPES THAT HE IS OKAY AND THERE IS NO HARM TO HIM. I ALSO PRAY THAT HIS MOTHER GETS THE HELP SHE NEEDS. BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY SHE IS NOT ALL THERE. AND IF THERE IS NO BABY ANYMORE. I HOPE THAT THE GOOD OLD COURT SYSTEM, CHOOSES TO NOT ONLY PUT HER IN PRISON BUT SENTENCE HER TO DEATH. YOU DONT HURT A BABY AND GET AWAY WITH IT.
    And to all you people out there who are being totally stupid right now. What would you do if that were your baby. If you were the father??? Would you stand there and watch and say well she shouldnt have to tell us. Or would you fight like hell to get the answer out of her as to what happened....

    January 14, 2010 at 12:28 am
  26. Anne of Port Charlotte Fl

    If Tammi Smith could be deceitful in helping Elizabeth Johnson hoax up a lie about another person being the possible father of the baby, then act all innocent about it, like it was nothing, she's capable of other lies as well. Now her cousin Craig Cherry, who never even met the mother is caught up in the mess. Yeah, I'll bet he's real happy with cousin Tammi!

    I think they're all patronizing Tammi Smith, including Nancy Grace, hoping to get more info out of her deceitful mouth. Maybe she's still lying, maybe she's not. There are too many twists and turns in their stories. Lying? Just maybe! Your guess is as good as anyone elses.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:52 am
  27. Nikole Pieroni

    I worked with baby Gabe's Dad Logan at the 99 cents Store in Tempe Arizona and He is a really good dad and wants to find his son. And If there was anything to do to help find baby Gabe I would help. His dad worked really hard for him and I am really sorry Logan.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:03 am
  28. dismayed

    I have had strong feelings since the first night I saw them on NG show, they are up to their ears in this. Instead of believing every word that comes from their mouth- investigate. There are all kinds of red flags. Why doesn't she have custody of her bio 3 kids? but can adopt another child? bet no background checks or any kind of investigation there.. Now involved in this mess, Just so happened the other guy is Tami's cousin, he never has met Elizabeth. Who helped Elizabeth with her response, Tami. They wanted to help get custody for her, so they could get custody from her.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:10 am
  29. shannon

    I can understand the whole right not to talk thing...but this isnt if she robbed a bank or if she did something involving her...this is an 8month old baby...and this baby has a father...she needs to tell someone where this baby is...and besides that this is a BABY who cant defend his self..and its heartless people like her and the comment before me the reason our world and our children are in HELL because they are more concerned of their precious rights, then the rights of others...esp a baby...May God bless this lil man and keep him safe!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 1:41 am
  30. Colleen

    I'm sure of this but have they fingerprinted the hotel room and the 500.00 or checked to see where that money was originally issued.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:50 am
  31. kimberley lyles

    Hi i have been trying to follow this sad story as much as i can–i just have a question or 2
    1) how did she find these couples? was it the internet?
    2) have the found her laptop that she pawned? theyre might be some information on there or any other computers she has used.
    3) were is her family thru all of this?
    4)i knw u had mentioned the couple she mentions-is supposidly frm Texas–could they have bn frm Mexico and there already across the border with this prescious baby
    5)have the authorities contacted Mexico authorities at all
    Thanks for taking the time to read this and answering my questions–i hope to someday be as smart as u Nancy grace thanks kim

    January 14, 2010 at 1:58 am
  32. Betty T

    Hi Nancy–About Baby Gabriel-In your show–they said Baby Gabriel mother check in hotel on 26, baby hasn't been seen after that-as of 27. My question is. Has all who were in Hotel been check out. Because I think she could have meet the people she give the baby Gabriel too. Think about that–who would see someone leaving with the baby-they could have left in eveing time- Mother didn't have that kind of money, to be staying in a Hotel like that. I think there was a reason she was there. Maybe to meet the people she gave or sold Baby Gabriel too.They could have been from out that state or from a nother country-Hops a plane–gone with baby over seas. Why have not the cops check out all that had stay in Hotel from 25 to the 27–when they were last seen in Hotel. What about the Cams in Hotel–must have been some in Hallways & at the doors–Looks like new Hotel.– I don't think the baby dead, I think she Sold the baby. That why she still had money. She sold her lap top roo–bet if you find that–you will trace information–about who she was in contack with & maybe who she meet to give the Baby too.Mother is a smart cookie–But would never get rid of her lap top. Lap top gone because of information on it.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:16 am
  33. Candy Hurst

    Oh Nancy, the more I hear the lies this Elizabeth tells, the more she reminds me of Casey Anthony. Im praying for this precious little guy, but its not lookin good.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:30 am
  34. ctt

    It really wouldn't surprise, as misguided as it might be, that this mother is trying to protect this baby from an abusive father. Arizona fails miserably in protecting women. The family court down there is impossible to manuever and does absolutely nothing to protect those who need it. i've been through the system down there and it has the potential to destroy people and compromise sanity.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:26 am
  35. Kate

    Nancy,

    You are great! I love your continued concern for the safety of this little baby Gabriel Johnson.

    Although everyone should have the Legal right to keep quiet, in cases like this, when a child's LIFE & SAFETY is in question due to the very person they are holding in custody, and they KNOW this is the last person who was with the child, ELIZABETH JOHNSON, then...certain measures should be allowed to take place. AKA: Legally, with Ms. Johnson's lawyers in attendance, along with Police and doctors, can't she be administered Sodium Penathol?!

    This would certainly assist in the investigation as to the whereabouts and safe outcome for finding little Gabriel Johnson alive. The clock is ticking!...It would even help Elizabeth Johnson too, she's obviously suffering from some psychological or post partum break and is not mentally capable of making sound decisions.

    Legally, and medically, there must be a law, or someone, who can step in and save both baby Gabriel Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson, before something goes further and terribly wrong .

    To tell the truth, I'm even concerned for her dogs safety. Who did she sell them to? Most people have a strong attachment to their pets. It would be very telling how she handled giving over her dogs. If she was careful and concerned about who she gave them to, then there would seem to be a better chance that baby Gabriel might really be somewhere, alive and hopefully safe.

    Keep up the pressure on this case! You're the best!

    January 14, 2010 at 5:33 am
  36. Monique

    Terry – Are you crazy? This woman claimed she killed her baby then recanted and now the baby is missing. Well within her rights...her rights went out the door when she uttered., oh excuse me. "texted" those words to Gabriels father. If the baby is fine, then why not say anything? What is she hoping to get a "Movie of the Week" deal out of this or something?

    This woman needs to come forth and say where her baby is period. This baby has rights too, a right to a decent home, a right to know his father, a right to be taken care of and not abused.

    Go preach to someone else about rights terry...like I said, she lost all her rights when she said she killed the baby. She is a whack job, plain and simple. I pray this baby is ok and wherever he is he comes home soon.

    January 14, 2010 at 6:44 am
  37. warsteiner

    This filthy woman needs to be delt with so she will tell us where the kid is. Im soo sick of filthy gold digging wenches that use cruelty as a means to get what they want.

    January 14, 2010 at 7:56 am
  38. renee goepferich

    with all the kids in this world that are missing and are murdered everyday this woman makes me sick. if she didnt want this baby the father did. what she has done whether gabriel is alive or dead is horrific to all involved. one other thing that makes me ticked is the so called want to be adopted parents. they tried to adopt and hide a child from his biological father, what kind of people do this. truth is i think they know more than they are telling. i pray everyday that baby gabriel is alive and will be brought home soon.

    January 14, 2010 at 8:45 am
  39. PLL

    I guess if they are all going to keep talking to one another...might as well mention they both have themselves in trouble and nothing is making much sense...

    January 14, 2010 at 8:52 am
  40. Donna

    Where is Ms. Johnsons Parents? I've only heard of her grandfather? and what about Logan McQueary's parents, were they supportive of baby Gabriel as well?

    January 14, 2010 at 9:05 am
  41. PLL

    Liz said she's so so sorry about what?

    January 14, 2010 at 9:07 am
  42. Lisa

    I just want to say, why is it that nobody took that child away from Elizabeth when she first started commenting on how she wanted to give hime up? Why is it that the claims of severe neglect come out now, when the neglect should have been reported long before Gabriel went missing! She made it clear to EVERYONE she no longer wanted to be a mother, yet that child was still left in her care AFTER she attempted to place Gabriel with what seemed to be a good couple! She tried very hard to tell people she was extremely depressed and didn't want to mother Gabriel any longer and no one cared! Now here we are, she took matters into her own hands because she and Gabriel obviously did not have anyone who cared enough to step in a LONG time ago before this tragedy!

    January 14, 2010 at 9:12 am
  43. Jo-So-Fine

    Terry, it's important for the mother to give as much detail as possible to assure people that her child is safe. THAT is why Nancy continues with that. The fact that she is NOT speaking...speaks 1,000 words in itself! I pray the baby is still alive somewhere. But it doesn't seem likely since she (the mother) has so much to hide.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:27 am
  44. Leslie

    Terry you are right.. What is sad is leagally she doesnt have to talk but morally she should. First off, her son could be in great danger if she actually gave him to a complete stranger. Second, think of the father, he should know what happened to his son and third look at the time and energy she is keeping tied up on the search for her son. There are many other children who are really "missing" that need to be found and for a mother to sit behind bars and NOT help find her son makes me sick. She should be ashamed of herself for keeping quiet while everyone else is worrying and praying for his safe return.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:27 am
  45. Kate

    Nancy,

    KPHO TV interviewed her over the phone. They have posted the raw interview. The reporter asked some very hard questions.

    http://www.kpho.com/video/22155911/index.html

    January 14, 2010 at 9:28 am
  46. Jen

    People who have nothing to hide hide nothing. What about rgw baby's rights. Any Mother who cared for her child would be forthright.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:31 am
  47. Rivirivi, Miami, FLorida

    Poor defenseless baby, with that crazy stupid mother, you practically had no chance!

    January 14, 2010 at 9:46 am
  48. Torrie

    Why are we worrying about the mother's rights? Shouldn't we be more concerned about the rights of that little boy whose mother was trying to give him away like a worn out article of clothing? Alot of things don't add up here and I pray that The pieces are all put together and there is a happy ending for this little guy!

    January 14, 2010 at 9:51 am
  49. protect this child

    reading this just hurt my eyes!!!! this stupid little girl needs to say where the baby is!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 9:59 am
  50. DEBBIE

    Don't stop looking at the so called "adoptive parents". Tammi Smith knows a hell of a lot more than she's telling. All this "boohoo she duped us" crap is all an act. I firmly believe she helped set this whole thing up the moment the father refused to sign over custody to her. I love how she shuts her husband up by touching his leg during interviews because he's revealing too much and not to mention the new hairstyle she's now sporting with all the attention she's getting. Don't stop looking at them!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:16 am
  51. Christy in Buda Texas

    Well, well, well.... after reading about the whole Craig Cherry debacle I think perhaps Nancy Grace decided that the Smiths were innocents in this situation a little too soon!

    Clearly Tammi Smith's trying to cover her tracks about the paperwork debacle and intentionally attempting to fradulently file documents with the court indicates the type of person she is.

    Her husband? well, Mr. Smith seems like a big dumb lunk who goes along, is most likely in the dark on his wife's actions, and just may really have the big heart Nancy Grace's show purports.

    Nancy Grace takes an interesting slant on the Smiths if she continues to think they are innocent people caught in a media storm over this child. Clearly, clearly, clearly the Smiths in fact knew and may continue to know more than they are admitting. Shame on them!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:38 am
  52. Lana

    Terry, Miss Nancy is concerned about the CHILD not this woman's rights! She used her child as a pawn to bring pain to his father and everyone else...she is not a mother but a monster. This CHILD is who everyone cares about and HE deserves to be with his family who loves him. He was stolen by his crappy mom and used/abused! An 8-month old boy who didn't deserve any of this!! Who cares about her damn rights!!! Even if she is telling the truth and she gave her baby to some STRANGERS in a park...what kind of loving mother does that? She needs to think about her CHILD and not herself for once! Where is Gabriel????

    January 14, 2010 at 10:38 am
  53. Jason in VA

    Amen Terry

    January 14, 2010 at 10:46 am
  54. Georgia

    I believe the Smiths know more then they are letting on. I seen this Tammi Smith on tv crying because people are judging her. Well how does it feel? That's exactly the way they did this baby Gabriel's father. Without even knowing him. Did anyone check the Smiths bank accounts to see if there was any big sums of money withdrawn? They may have helped Elizabeth out that way? I just pray for this baby to be alive and brought back to be in his fathers care. After listining to the Smith talk on tv I don't think they should get this baby.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:50 am
  55. imjussayin

    Terry, please don't forget, there is an eight month old baby missing here, and he has a father and grandparents who are missing him right now......this woman is the only person who knows where he is!!!!TO HELL WITH HER RIGHTS!! I say they torture her until she talks. Maybe it won't be too late!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:51 am
  56. Jennifer Reinert

    I noticed a crack between Jack & Tammi Smith, being they were not actually on Nancy's show, ONLY Tammi via phone. The big point of interest is father was told by Tammi, that if he wanted Eleziabeth to bring baby home & for him to ever see Gabriel again, he should sign adoption papers to her. Tammi MUST have known how to ocntact Eleizabeth to say father had signed adoption papers to get her to return Gabriel. This was all planned by the Smiths. A strong arm tactic which ex. son in law from Jack Smith's adopted daughter, Travcis Warford, said he too was cheated out of his daughter Hanna, age 4 who the Smiths;' abrutped left TN & move to AZ to adopt her.

    Also, Tammi stated that they met Elizabeth 7 months ago at airport, & only since 9th December, when Elizabeth called them, did they go & spend 4 & 1/2 hr. at her trailer planning this trip to give the baby away. None of this makes any snse, so is not true. I do nto think this cruel Elozabeth had the copntacts or even made the trip 900 plus miles to San Atonia, TX, on her own. She had someone with her, & the reason for renting too hotels there, was to try & cause confusion. I think she stayed at one motel & the person riding with her (I expect someone that the Smiths lined up to travel with her), the other. Nancy is doing a great job allowing the SMiths to tell their conflicting story on her show for the FBI to nab them. I hoep they both do a long time for kidnapping & any other crime, especailly for lying ot police & the cruelity to this poor father. I hoep they get baby Gabriel back safely & these awful people rot in prison.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:52 am
  57. Yetzy

    Terry,
    You are so insensitive to fact that this is a baby we are talking about here! if it were any of your family members that were kiddnapped and possibly murdered you would want the location of that person to be disclosed. I can almost guarantee that you would be highly upset if the accussed person was not disclosing any information, especially if it could save that persons life. this is why many people including myself are angry that she isn't giving any information out wether she is in her right not to speak! if you have any children maybe you can understand where we are all coming from, include Nancy Grace! Once you have children all sort of legal crap gets pushed out of your mind because all you can think about is "what if that were my child(ren)?". If you were the father you be in our state of mind.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:53 am
  58. Nick

    There is only one reason to keep your mouth shut. And the reason is that you have something to hide.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:00 am
  59. Amy

    Um hello Terry.....did you forget that there is an innocent, helpless 8 month old baby that is missing! Regardless of Elizabeth Johnson's rights – she needs to talk so they can find that baby. That woman doesnt deserve to have any rights at this point.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:03 am
  60. th

    HOW in any circumstance can you call this scum a mother, as I have heard some individuals refer to elizabeth johnson as.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:10 am
  61. JennPA

    Tammi and Jack Smith are full of crap. They are lying and lying and lying–even a blind person could see that they are lying. I would hope that the news media would stop bringing these fools on TV so they can do their sweet and innocent routine for the world and let investigators and police handle their business. All their lies will catch up to them. I pray that baby stays safe until he is found!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:34 am
  62. Patti

    I agree with Terry, however when children are the possible victim of a crime, I do not. I think that if f person in innocent, they would want to do or say anything they could to assist in the finding of their children. I just don't understand people taht would put their children in harms way. I know they exist, but I just don't understand them.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:37 am
  63. Kathie Berry

    Oh Please!!! This Tammy Smith and her husband are in this just as much as the mother is. I believe the police should start checking them out more. Sounds to me, if they gave her the name of a family member to use as a possible father to this baby, whose to say they didn't give her..#1-the name of people to contact in San Antonio, #2-the money to take this trip!! Seems someone who is claiming to only know this person for a "few weeks", is awfully interested in what she does or doesn't say! And why are they allowed to visit her in jail at all? What rights do they have? Think about it....give her the name of a couple in San Antonio, and as was mentioned on the show last night, keep him in hiding until his looks change, then lo and behold, Mr. and Mrs. Smith "adopt" a 2 year old little boy!!!! They know exactly who has that little boy!!! Has anyone else noticed that when Tammy is speaking, her husband stares at her the entire time, and you can see his mouth moving, as though he is either correcting her or coaching her!!! STOP being so nice to these 2 and make them fess up!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:41 am
  64. Robin

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

    January 14, 2010 at 11:48 am
  65. amomof2

    I love the nancy grace show... yeah some topics are of no interest to me .. so I just dont watch during those times.. ie tiger woods was a topic for a few weeks.. I find out information on nancy grace sometimes faster than the media/news so keep up going on and on! love your show, wish I could see the full episodes on the internet, but the highlights are great!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:52 am
  66. PAULA

    this woman well sorry shouldnt even be called that need to do come clean ,, and then go 2 jail foever animals like that dont even deserve to be on earth

    January 14, 2010 at 11:54 am
  67. ROBYN

    amen

    January 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm
  68. Jenna

    Terry how can you say that....the women needs to speak her child is missing and she doesn't seem to give a crap! I assume you are saying if your child was missing and you have traveled all over the US and now your baby is gone you would just shrug your shoulders and say oh I know NOTHING!!!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm
  69. tricia

    That baby I am sorry is dead. I don't believe that girl not even for a second. I believe those folks did give her money to run away. That sick little girl convinced them Logan was a monster, when all along it was Ms. Johnson whom was the monster. Yeah the Smith's feel duped because they were, but they will never admit to giving her get away money because they too would be charged with custodial intereference. And that is why their test's came out inconclusive.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm
  70. Jess

    Umm terry maybe when it has somethin to do about your CHILDS whereabouts and the fact that NOONE knows where he is or if hes even alive, any person in their right mind would speak up. She obviously does not care and she deserves to be put behind bars.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm
  71. Bri

    The reason that this girl needs to "talk" is not because of the media... but because there is a baby missing. That child could be in danger and it is time that he is found! If the mother knows any information, she needs to start talking!!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm
  72. Carol

    Terry – If Gabriel's mother wanted to find him and had done nothing wrong, she would have provided any information she possibly could and wouldn't be in jail right now. The child is missing!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm
  73. Elizabeth

    this mother is so "cold" and is probably relieved that Gabriel is finally out of her life, At first I had hope that this precious baby was still alive; but that hope is now getting less and less. IF someone has Gabriel, surely they would know the right thing to do is return him! That's not happening, so I'm very doubtful that little Gabriel is still alive.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm
  74. JULES

    Oh please Terry!! Are you kidding me?? There is a missing child!! Someone needs to make her open her damn mouth! Or we are going to have another Casey Anthony situation!!! This young woman is thinking onlhy of herself. No concern what so ever for this poor child.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm
  75. Elizabeth

    I understand that the mother now has an atty. Surely, he/she will make a statement soon. By not saying anything only makes the mother look like she killed baby Gabriel.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm
  76. Kayle

    Has anyone spoken to Johnson's family? Parents, siblings, cousins, or other close relatives. This is all too weird. It seem the authorities are not thoroughly investigating this case. In my professional opinion (I'm a therapist trained), the Smith are hiding something. It is clear the way talk, especially Mr. Smith with his come and go speech impediment, and their body language. It's sad to see a case like this and know it is not be a handle in an efficient way.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm
  77. stacy

    beat the useless for a while and if she still doesn't talk charge her with first-degree murder... see if she decides to talk than... there should be absolutely not mercy for an individual as sick as this. Even if she didn't kill baby gabrial he is obviously not in a good environment being that the people who have him are not stepping forward. i hop that this little angel is healthy and happy, bu fear the worst. which is what this "mother" should be charged with...

    January 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm
  78. tinap

    for the love of god, will these people just tell police what they need to know to help get this baby back to his dad? face up to what you did and let's stop hiding what happened to gabriel or where he is! the truth will eventually come out anyway. you're caught! face up to it. bring gabriel home!

    January 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm
  79. vickie sue

    yes johnnson does have her rights and to not say a word about what or where gabriel is at but to her lawer but what about baby gabriel rights his rights should come first not his mother. Johnson is not the one that is missing an that is 8 month old. She is the mother of this baby an she should step up an be a mom an say what and where her baby is at.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm
  80. Jacqui

    I would hope that if you had a family member in a similar situation, you would strongly encourage them to tell the truth. There is a baby out there alive or dead who needs to be found. In anyone's minds, that should trump whether or not she gets a "fair shake" from the police. This isn't a case of mistaken identity. This is a case of a woman who is the ultimate of selfishness and needs to gain some sort of conscience.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm
  81. Lynlianna

    For your enlightenment: Diaper rash can be caused by antibiotics, allergic reactions to some foods and medications, and it can be an adverse reaction to detergents or softeners used to launder blankets, baby clothes, bed sheets etc; It can also be the consequence of highly sensitive skin.

    A heartfelt thanks to you and your staff for doing all you do to find/demand justice for people of all ages who are the victims of unthinkable abuse. I applaud you for all that you do, in that regard.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm
  82. Todd

    Terry I could not DISAGREE with you more! If you are innocent, then why the hell wouldnt you do EVERYTHING in you power to help find your child! If i knew someone in my family knew about a terrible thing that happened to my child i would most certainly want them to speak out. Whether i was a person of interest or not i would definitely speak to them to clear my name so they could find the real monster who did this to this precious child! The egg donor (I call her that because she doesnt deserve the pleasure of being called a mother) is a horrible person and i hope she rotts in Hell.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm
  83. Roni

    Terry, only if you're guilty.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm
  84. liz

    Please, Nancy Grace, continue to go on and on. An eight month old baby can not speak for himself. What happens to kids in this world is atrocious to say the least. And yes, we have a constitution that allows us to have rights even when charged with a crime. Thank God for that. But, let us all make a stand for much tougher, tougher laws when it comes to crime against children.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm
  85. Carmen Molina

    My coment is that some people talk about rights when is about to find out about a baby that is missing or murder..what about the rights of the baby? I'm sorry if I'm very radical but when is about to defend a kid or a baby I truly believe that a mother who behave as this mother has no rights because she is violating the baby's rights to do the hell she wants with her baby and manipulating the police,judge and media. I think the authorities in one way to another must be more though to find the true about what this mother did to her baby. I'm reading the coment of this person saying about the mother has the right to disclose whatever she wants... I'm sure if this person will be a relative on the baby's father side she will not talk like that. I'm a pediatric nurse working for about 25 yrs with kids and babies and I being seeing a lot of failure measures of law enforcement and child protective services. "Miss Nancy keep fighting for kids rights" to say the truth is easy but wend people lie...one lie leads to another until the truth comes up.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm
  86. cassandra

    OMG Terry your comment leaves me breathless. We are not talking about the theft of a car or stolen goods here .We are talking about a BABY !. A precious 8 month old infant whose life may be in real danger. No decent person refuses to answer questions about a child when it's a life and death issue. It may be her right to remain silent but what about baby Gabriel rights. Sometimes the law is an Ass and you don't ride that donkey . Any mother who loved her baby would talk. Sometimes silence speaks volumes. But what it boils down to "Terry" is that baby's right to be safe and loved and cared for is far more important than ANY of that mothers rights. The minute she threw her baby away she lost them.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm
  87. Stephanie

    Tammy,

    As a prosecutor Nancy would probably do the same, BUT as a mother she would advise anyone to be as forth coming as possible if it would assist in the search for their child. YOU SEEM LIKE A REAL IDIOT!

    January 14, 2010 at 2:59 pm
  88. Jenni

    Didn't Elizabeth claim that the mystery people that she left the baby with seem extraodrinarily similiar in features to both herself and the alleged Father? The only detail she added was that the ladies' name was "Cheryl." Was "Cheryl" as far as her imagination could go with having Craig Cherry in her mind? She just seems like a Casey Anthony clone. The other thing that I wonder is if it is true that there was a graveyard across the street from the hotel, have the Police searched for plots that were dug during the time of her stay? There is something in the back of my mind that there was an old mafia trick to wait for a plot to be prepared for an upcoming burial, and sneak in and bury a body a little deeper than the grave was dug, cover with dirt, and the next day when the service is completed the coffin is lowered, dirt filled in, and nobody is the wiser. This would also essentially reduce the chance of a cadavour (sp?) dog smelling the scent as it would in theory be more than 6' underground. I hope that this child is found safely, but my gut tells me she was telling the truth in her confession text to the boyfriend.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm
  89. Barbara Swain

    Come on people, doesn't this seem like a repeat performance of Casey Anthony. Except this girl has refined the performance. We so need to be able to use truth serum and get this and Casey over with. At least Nancy isn't talking about Tiger Woods anymore. And where is this couple the FBI supposedly have on tape taking the baby? They will never be able to take that child out of the house, he's all over the news and internet. Give him back while you can still save yourselves. I would like to think that someone has him, but in the back of my mind, I see his poor little body showing up just like Anthony's little girl. I definitely don't trust the adoptive couple although Nancy Grace seems to sympathize with them. Something is not right there. They are grown adults and yet were supposedly snowed by this girl and admit that they asked about keeping the baby. Let's let the cops do their jobs, find the baby and prosecute who ever they have to.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm
  90. Mel in Cali

    Nancy, you need to go harder on the Smiths. They are hiding something. I've watched your show long enough and seen you nail people who were not being forthright with their answers. It's time to play hardball with these people.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm
  91. Jenni

    Wow, what a cool online community this blog is. I have been sitting here praying for this child and praying that he is ok by myself, and out of curiousity I checked this blog today for the first time, and due to the great critical thinking minds out there, I have had many of my questions answered. There are alot more thoughts on this "mother" in the former article about the additional charges that were brough upon her earlier in the week. So, in an effort to continue this conversation, I will add the answers to what I have learned that may shed some light on many of the questions that I have seen...

    1.) Several bloggers are wondering where Elizabeth's parent's are. I believe that it was reported that she was a foster child, raised in several homes, and now, after seeing her on the news they are probably hiding with Tiger Woods.

    2.) Grandpa says that she seems more cheerful despite being incarcerated. That is worrisome to me. Cheerful in jail means that you are relieved, rather than burdened. It is not about the "attention" that she is perceived to be attaining, believe me, jail gets very lonely, very fast, and you will sell your Mother if it means that you can be released. Elizabeth's cheerfulnes means taht she knows that she will be spending the rest of her life behind bars, and has resolved herself to do so. She sold nearly everything that she had before she left on this "roadtrip" because she never planned to return.

    3.) Tammi Smith is not anything other than an Angel on this Earth. She saw human suffering and tried to intervene. Had she have called Child Protective services, the situation would have been worse, as from my experience in dealing with these agencies, they are a joke. None of the things that Elizabeth was accused of doing would have warranted CPS to have removed the child, she is a con artist and would have talked her way through them, and I am not so sure that they were not involved anyway...there was mention of Elizabeth attending parenting classes. I think those are usually court ordered...

    4.) Sorry, but i have to say it, Lizzie seems a bit skanky. Yes she is beautiful, and had the potential to be a beautiful person, however, it seems that sadly she used her feminine wyles to manipulate. It has also been said that Elizabeth is extremely computer saavy. Any chance that she was a "craigslist hooker?" That could explain the money. There are websites such as "The review board" (TRB.COM? ) that reviews the girls like they are menu items, so the Police should check those reviews to see which, if any johns she serviced along the way, on this ill fated road trip.

    I too was a young mother, way younger than Elizabeth, so I have no sympathy for her, she had resources that alot of us didn't have, and we still managed to love and protect our babies. I am blessed with 6 of them.

    Looking forward to more critical thinkers..
    jenni

    January 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm
  92. Donna

    I think the Smith's are involved in this, i think they are the ones that have coaxed her to lie , otherwise why are they still on TV? That baby is with someone that the Smith's hired or helped find, this is too keep the father from that child, If the Smith's were not involved, why do they keep coming on National TV, and why are their results of the lie detector inconclusive? They are very much involved in this

    January 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm
  93. Sheila

    Where did I read that the Smith's adopted Daughter's "biological father" said he felt pressured to sign her over to them? I'm curious to know what the circumstances were that this little girl was adopted.... I really can't help but feel that the Smith's would have done anything to keep Gabriel....

    January 14, 2010 at 4:24 pm
  94. robin

    Seriously Terry? How could you even say something like that when a babyboy is involved. You are defending someone who most likely killed their baby. This dumb B is not a mother but a sick monster. Throw her bedhind bars with the big girls and see if she starts talkin. Youll get hurt in there when it comes down to hurting a child. She needs to rot in there i just feel like smackin this stupid girl.

    January 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm
  95. Lalonne

    Can't anyone tell other than me how nervous this couple is every time they show their faces on t.v.? I agree, these two are in this whole thing up to their eyeballs, and if the child hasn't been harmed then really how much trouble could they get into if they told the truth now. I hope and prey that baby Gabriel is safe somewhere, but as time goes on the odds of this become slimmer by the day. These two people are so desperate that they would put this childs future on the line. I don't buy that they care about anything but themselves and don't have half a brain between the two of them. As for this so-called mother. I can't fathom why or how this brainless creature could have even given birth in the first place. I'm not usually so judgemental, but this child woman needs to think of someone other than herself and just give up the info the authorities need to find and get this baby to a safe place.

    January 14, 2010 at 4:37 pm
  96. JennPA

    Elizabeth Johnson is not talking because what is done is done and whether the baby is dead or she gave him away, in her twisted little mind this whole thing is done. If the baby is dead she can't bring him back and if the baby is being hidden, she is not going to admit it. Clearly she could care less about that baby and is absolutely remorseless. She doesn't have to talk and she knows it and no amount of reason or threats seems to matter to her. That's a dangerous person. She may not have to answer to the police or any of us but one day she will have to stand in front of her God and answer for what she has done. THAT should scare her.

    January 14, 2010 at 4:37 pm
  97. Mika

    Did anyone look at it being a possibility that the couple has taken the baby over the boarder? Mexico is'nt that far from SanAntonio?

    January 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm
  98. Terry

    Thanks for all the input/views. Yes, she said stuff that would insight people. Even if she is "mentally unstable", this does not give anyone the right to force her to give any further information. If I was the father, I would be hostile also, but unfortunately, the law gives her the right to quit talking anytime she wishes. Hopefully, regardless of what charges yourselves or a relative may face some day, you are fully within your right to not say ANYTHING.

    January 14, 2010 at 4:39 pm
  99. LoRie in Oregon

    Nancy.. I watch your show every night and I think you are an angel.. Please.. be harder on the Smith's! I have heard many contradictions in what Tammi has said.. last night she said Elizabeth sold her laptop computer but at the beginning of this she said that Elizabeth was only contacting them via Email and was afraid that her emails could be traced. What is the truth? If she didn't have a laptop how could she be emailing them whilst on the run? These ppl are lying and know where this baby is? Also, if it was Tammi's idea to put another man's name down as the father of Gabriel so that they could adopt him doesn't it show that she is criminal minded and would go to any extreme to get him? "I don't like it" Nancy..

    January 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm
  100. SOC

    Does anybody know or heard anything further about that random posting on a Project Life website that was placed by a user "Beth" and mentions adopting a baby in San Antonio named Gabriel on Jan 1, or is that just another bogus lead?

    January 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm
  101. therese

    Tammi Smith is a manipulative liar. She has orchestrated this entire nightmare. In her surreal world, she is a "normal" person- who tries to adopt a child from someone she doesn't know from Adam??!! This is a CHILD, not a stray dog- we have laws in this country! How do you explain woman who, on one hand, claims to have loved this child, and on the other, giggles over her newfound notoriety when that child may be being tortured, abused or even dead?

    The lies re: her cousin are the most significant. Nancy, don't let her get away with it. At he very least, she coerced Elizabeth sign fraudulent documents and most likely both encouraged and facilitated her flight. This is NOT your kind of person, Nancy. Bottom line: Without Tammi Johnson's machinations, little Gabriel would be home.

    January 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm
  102. JM Hinger

    Is it possible that Elisabeth drove into Mexico and dropped the baby with someone down there? She had plenty of travel time, right? I also think the Smiths know more about this and are not telling the whole truth.

    January 14, 2010 at 5:43 pm
  103. jgr

    Elizabeth Johnson definitely stole several pages from the Casey Anthony playbook. The stories are so similar. I hope that gorgeous little Gabriel doesn't end up like precious Caylee. The only good thing is that Caylee is in heaven now, away from those crazy people, and no one can harm her anymore. As for the Smiths, they need to "fess up" to what they know. I don't believe they are telling the whole truth either.

    January 14, 2010 at 5:44 pm
  104. eleni

    This DEVIL mom should be forced to tell the truth . Yes by force !! I pray this lovely baby is alive and well. We need hard laws for loosers that treat children like this . I hope that DEVIL mom gets what she deserves. She's a looser and has no soul.

    January 14, 2010 at 6:41 pm
  105. Kathryn

    Robin, Good job posting the link to the Becky Higgins page.I do not know how to do that. FBI needs to look into this. Wow what a coincedence. Same name, same town.
    I read about this on a thread this morning. Tried to send an email to NG. Should someone just call the Tip Line?

    January 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm
  106. Debby in San Jose

    The part of Elizabeth's story that makes the least sense is her giving away the baby because the father is bad in her opinion. How would a strange couple be safer than the bio dad? If she gave the baby away because she loved him so much she wanted to keep him safe, how could she stand not knowing if the "couple" were really taking good care of him?

    January 14, 2010 at 7:07 pm
  107. Janet

    While I'd like to believe the Smiths have had no part in this, their involvement seems to deepen as details emerge. They have been forced to admit to some pretty iffy actions, and there will likely be more. If they are involved, it at least lends hope that the baby is tucked away and fine. If the are not involved, the scenario looks more and more like the "mother" resembles the "mother" in the Anthony case.

    January 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm
  108. Goodmother

    Regaurdless if its her "rights" or not her 8 MONTH OLD BABY IS MISSING! what the hell... lets do everything in our power to find this baby boy... she can rott in hell if you ask me!!! and what?!?!?!

    January 14, 2010 at 7:31 pm
  109. markee

    Tammy Smith and Elizabeth Johnson are the two that designed this scheme. I think Tammy and her husband were going to sell the baby and either they set up the sale or the baby's dead. Either way the baby could be in the dumps. The police don't seem to be doing
    a very good job. They should have immediately checked the dumps, computer, house and everything that was done in the Anthony case.
    Did Elizabeth have a computer to sell? Find her searches. Take
    finger prints in her hotel room, etc. And investigate Tammy the same way. Why would Tammy, her husband and Elizabeth all be happy at the same time? Answer. Because they received the same information to be happy about. Police should give Cherry a
    lie detector test as well. There seems to be two likely possibilities in this case: 1) Baby killed by Elizabeth and in the dumps 2) Baby sold to traffickers and used in sex trade. Will likely end up dead if not already dead. Otherwise, any decent human being would be calling the police to report that they have the baby and give him back to the baby's father. Laws should be changed in cases like this one and Casey Anthony's case. Something should be done to force these women into telling the truth. Casey is a Sociopath. I doubt that Elizabeth is one. I think she suffers from mental disorders e.g., postpartum, bi-polar, depression, etc.

    January 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm
  110. markee

    I agree with Terry. Elizabeth should not have spoken until she had a lawyer. WHY didn't she receive a lawyer before being interogated?
    According to Elizabeth, the baby wasn't missing and she has no
    urgency to find a missing baby. She already knows where the baby is. He's right where she put him...either in the dump or with traffickers.
    Or maybe with Cherry or another relative of Terry Smith's.

    January 14, 2010 at 7:43 pm
  111. Kathryn

    The couple in WI may not have the same baby Gabriel. This needs to be checked out. But it could have happen this way. Just my dumb theory.

    Smith cannot get the baby. They do have connections with an adoption agency in Tennessee. They also have connections with San Antiono, TX.
    I heard Jack Smith say this on NG. So anyway, EJ goes underground in TX. Maybe Tammi's friend made the contact for her or maybe she found it on her own on the internet. She made arrangement to meet someone at the motel. These same People sent her a false ID. A couple come and picked up the baby at the hotel. False papers are signed. Once that couple have the child they call a couple out of state who have been on a waiting list for some time. We have a baby boy for you. This second couple might not be aware of the circumstance of the baby.

    January 14, 2010 at 7:51 pm
  112. Andrew Viking Fan

    I think this girl was a hooker. Also I just saw on the show about the people who may have the baby to please come forward. Question is if he is still alive and living with a new family do you think that family fell in love with the baby and is scared to say anything since it wasnt legal?

    January 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm
  113. court

    I believe something definately happened to the baby. I however think the questions the babysitter is being asked is kinda silly. She was asked if the baby had a runny nose, was the baby acting scared. Of course the baby would be scared. He doesn't know the strange babysitter. And it is very common for kids to have runny noses. Also she mentioned that the baby was skinny. I have a 3 year old who used to be 'healthy" looking and is now really little for his age. He also has a diaper rash from taking omnicef for ear infections; which was also a question that was asked. I think these questions are irrelevant to the situation. Those things do not help in any way solve the case. They need to focus on the important stuff.

    January 14, 2010 at 8:31 pm
  114. Christina

    Did the babysitter or hotel staff see a diaper bag in her room?

    January 14, 2010 at 8:40 pm
  115. sharon

    they need to give her more time since she is not wanting to talk...give that women life...we need help to bring this baby home safe...i cant believe they are giving her less sentence...the smiths need to confess too..i think they are holding out on something too.they should serve some time in jail.....we are praying for you baby Gabriel...come home safe....

    January 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm
  116. Rose

    I think that this women is wrong in everyway dont get me wrong. I know how the Superior Court (the same superior court as Johnson) that she felt like she was losing her child. Its not who is tellng the truth out here when it comes to this stuff. It is who ever files the order first who comes out on top most of the time. The father reminds me of my sons father when I had to go through a custody battle myself. He tried to make me seem like a crappy mother who left my kids with anyone and had people in and out of my home. I had 3 girls from a previous relationship as well. He was doing all he could to make himself look like the better parent. I know if I had not acted quickly I would have lost custody and only had visitation. I believed he would have made as many false accusations to the court about me until I was reduced to only having supervised visits if any at all. I am much smarter than him and thats why I fought back with everything I could. She might not have had the knowledge to protect her rights and she was most likely dependent on other people for housing and whatever else. I have been on my own for 7 years now and I am only 28 now. I am not sure what her motive was but I know she didn't want the baby with his father.

    January 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm
  117. Kelly

    Baby Gabriel's Mom changed her story from killing him to giving him away AFTER she talked with her attorney. Could this be the advice from her attorney?... because if his body is never found then she could not be charged with murder?

    January 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm
  118. sissy

    Just wanted to say that the Smith's are in on this case for the wrong reasons. If I recall right she stated that the first thing she asked Elizabeth was what do you want to do with the baby? These two Smith people are involved in this to get the baby. Why can't they adopt the legal way? Seems like they just prey on young women with babies. Someone should stop them from seeing Elizabeth too cause they have no right in this. All they did was try scamming Elizabeth for the baby. I see two sick people here and need to be stopped from appearing on tv instead of taking care of the other so called adopted child they illegally got. I believe they know so much more. Now keep them off the air ways cause they are making people mad and discusted with their fake emotions. This woman can't give birth to her own children so she preys on others. Real sick. Don't trust them please. It dosen't take a rocket scientist to see they have something in on this. Make them go home please.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm
  119. Karen

    I am just thinking of why i would not say a word ...and that would be if my children were in danger of being found! Say for instance she was being abused by babys father maybe so she put him up for adoption then lied to him about the death hoping he would just leave baby alone. And she doesnt want to tell where he is because she is afraid he will get him. I dont think this is such a case i was just throwing in a point that could end up being used... I hope she hasnt killed him it is insane to think someone could do this to their child

    January 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm
  120. Amber

    Have these questions been answered?: How was she using Craig's list while away from home (laptop)? They need to search any computers she used. Have investigators explored how she may have contacted another couple to adopt the baby (like Craigs list, or she could have searched for adoption centers, where eager couples would be, in the San Antonio area)? Seems awefully convenient HER lawyer is one to announce the adoptive couple is on video. Could be any couple carrying a baby out of the hotel that they are quick to say is THE couple to cast doubt on the murder theory. I would be quick to exclude any other hotel guests as being the couple on video.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm
  121. Brenda

    She got a sitter at 11:45 in the morning the day or day after she arrives in TX. I don't care how she was dressed, I think she was meeting someone who is arranging the adoption or abduction. That is why she is mad at the sitter for being late. I think they should check the Smith's whereabouts that week. She stayed in a hotel for a week because she was waiting for something, not to kill the baby.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:14 pm
  122. Therese

    Elizabeth definitely was showing signs of Postpartum Depression, and if she does have an undiagnosed case of Bipolar Disorder then it would be Postpartum Psychosis. Nancy... I think it would be interesting to have a team of behavior and psychology specialists analyze Elizabeth. If someone could look at her past patterns of behaviors before and after the baby was born to get a better idea of her thought processes and what makes her tick... perhaps it could lead to some possible scenarios of what could have happened to Baby Gabriel. I would really be interested to learn about personality disorders that use children as "weapons" against the other parent when the relationship between mom and dad turns sour. It's just unfortunate that an innocent 8 month old child had to pay the price.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:22 pm
  123. Barbara

    I would like to know where are her parents in all of this, and you dont see the baby,s father talking about it or nothing somebody in that family should be interesred in the whereabouts of this child. This just makes me sick this child did not ask to be born . im sure that they have questiond the father but nobody is saying anything on that subject, i think nancy should interview him to, and where does the grandfather come in he hasnt said nothing either, i think some answers should come from the family about this womanwhat type of a person she is and etc. I pray with all my heart that this little baby is still alive and well.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:23 pm
  124. Cynthia

    I want to know what kind of a person, and I'm speaking about this babysitter, would not contact police or child protective services, about this baby, as soon as the mother left. What kind of human being would let something like this go by that night? How could she go this long without coming forward? I think the babysitter should be held responsible for something in this case.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm
  125. Mel

    For God's sake....someone knows where Gabriel is. What is wrong with people? I know they may be scared, but do the right thing. How can anyone get up every day and know that there are people desperately looking for a child. It will come out eventually. The only thing I'm afraid of is that the mother possibly harmed the child at this point.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:31 pm
  126. Anna

    There was a story today on HLN about the scrapbooking web site that had a post that seemed to be created by the couple that has baby Gabriel now. All the facts and dates fit. But, Nancy did not mention this tonight. Has this proved to be a hoax or written by the mother? Why was this not covered on the program tonight?

    January 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm
  127. Bonnie

    I think that the authorities need to dig deeper into the Smiths just a gut feeling that are hidding the baby and they want that child so badly that they would go to any lengths to keep the baby hidden until this cools down then they are going to up and disappear with that child .. like I said just a gut feeling but I am a mother of 2 beautiful babies and if I was in the smiths place that is what I would do

    January 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm
  128. Claudett

    Judge Judy once said "You must love your child more than you hate your ex" that childs right to be with his father is being denied just because the mother wants to hurt her ex she is doing so much harm to a lot of people for revenge.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm
  129. Julia

    Terry you are really hung up on this physco's rights. What about the rights of little Gabriel? She has no regard for his rights or his safety and well being. So I say the heck with her rights, the minute she started lieing and making stuff up and the minute she admitted to killing her own child, she gave up her rights. At some point a moral obligation comes into play. If I had a family member in this situation, I would be begging them to assist the police department in any way possible and I certainly would not be begging them to keep their mouth shut.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm
  130. Cheri Smith

    Elizabeth Johnson in my opinion is a manipulator she would harm or see harm come to baby Gabriel instead of surrendering him to father, even though she doesn't want him, she is too selfish and uncaring to let him be raised by a loving father!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  131. Otis

    If they would put her in a room with the grandmothers or grandfathers for about an hour, she would tell them where their grandchild is!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm
  132. Jennifer

    Miss Nancy ,Seeing as the AZ police and many other's believe that baby Gabriel IS still alive why has an Amber alert NOT been issued? I live in Alb NM and this story has mearly been a blip on the screen.Please help if you can to get an alert out!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm
  133. vickie sue

    Terry, do u know why woman like johnson give or sell or even kill their baby for. Well, I will tell you, because THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT. Because if they sell or kill or give their baby away the court is going to hold up for their rights. when they should have know rights cause their rights left the day they gave or selled or killed their baby just like jonhson has done. If the courts would take those right away from them and say your going to jail for the rest of your life then they would stop. Don't let them say (I'm sick in my head) don't go and put then in a hospital to stay and then get out in a year or two. Put them in jail and take the rights away. Now think about gabriel his mother took his rights away so way should she have rights. Your a lawer so why should she have rights when baby gabriel don't have NO rights left

    January 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm
  134. Denise Miller

    Just wondering if anyone thought Baby Gabriel's mother tried to sell him on Craigslist? If this is how she got a babysitter? Just wondering if this was anything that was looked into?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm
  135. Ramona

    They need to dig into the background of the Smiths. Investigate THEIR families on both sides, especially Tammys.
    We had a woman who advertised wanting to adopt on craigslist & who also ran adoption scams around here too. This seems to be one of those cases!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:02 pm
  136. brandi lindley

    Does this tot mom have family? Like casey anthony had parents whom were active grand parents and active parents, what about this girls parents? Where are they? Does this little boy have any other extended family that has paid attention to the situation before it got to this point? She is a sorry excuse for a parent. A sorry excuse for a woman. as a parebt i would never sstand there lacking emotion as i have no idea where my child is at. She makes me sick.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:04 pm
  137. Trudylynn

    Thanks for the update Mark. I think she has killed him. at least that is the stance the police should take and scare the bejeeze out of her if she really thinks she can stay in jail as long as it takes to somehow protect Gabriel. It is typical in some of the people who have attachment disorder, if they are hurt they will make sure someone around them is hurting more, emotionally speaking, that is why she could be and was so abusive to the father.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:15 pm
  138. John Ogden

    I beleave the Smiths are connected in the missing babys were abouts.
    I beleave because the father would not sign the papers, the Smiths made a deal with the mother to go down south and have another couple take the baby into Mexico to hide. The mother stayed in some nice hotels for not having any money and the Smiths are to pass the polygraph because they don't know where the couple and the baby is, NOW. When the pressure is down the couple and baby will come back to the Smiths and they will all get lost.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:45 pm
  139. carolynn

    dear Nancy, \ I also emailed this to you,
    I have a qyiestion that i havent heard asked.]
    Where are All the Documments of Baby Gabriels. Birth cert., Medical records, Social Secuity cards etc. DO the Smiths have them, the Father, the Mother, OR have they Vanished to...........
    I think this is Very important in knowing if they are all gone or not....

    thank you for all you do Nancy, being you,being so strong. You help me in so many ways to keep moving on and holding strong.. God Bless you.....

    January 15, 2010 at 12:13 am
  140. nelle

    i think that the smiths have the baby and has him hid very well. the other thing is if they don't have him then they should be looking like nancy said landfills dumpsters the cemetery that she was close to. what kind of mother could ever do something like this. as a mother of two a one of them that is very sick i would kill someone that would even try to hurt either one of them. women like her should never be able to have another baby ever again.

    January 15, 2010 at 12:40 am
  141. lebaz

    I am so upset about this case and all of the others like it. It just seems like in todays society it is just another day when we hear about a child missing, dead or abused, and I can't handle it anymore. I have watched this case every night for the last week, but turned it tonight. I can't take worrying about this baby and maybe that is selfish, but I hurt so much. I have 2 children and am expecting and I will tell you that babies are so hard to handle. Both of my kids are under 2 and I have days that I am lucky to get through, but I never think about doing them harm and I don't get these people that do. I wish people would think before they have children. Our society is producing so many unwanted and neglected children. I wish these cases would actually bring issues to light and cause change. There were so many signs here and everyone in and around this 'mothers' life are to blame as well. They should have done something, just like we are all to blame if we don't act for any child or victim if given the chance. I hope everyone following this case does more than just watch their tv, I hope they sign up for CASA, become a foster parent or something. I plan on going into my local CASA next week. I don't mean to preech but we all can make changes and maybe make this situation and all child neglect the exception instead of the rule. I pray that this baby is safe and that all children are given the chance to grow up safe, healthy and loved.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:17 am
  142. Jamie

    I seen the comment on how Elizabeth won't talk to the police and how she has rights. Well what about Gabriel's rights he is 8 months old with no way of fighting back. Nancy and the people looking for him are his voice and are fighting for his life. Maybe if his mother actually cared and loved her child she wouldn't torcher him like this. Tonight's show talked about the babysitter why didn't she call the cops, especially if she knew he was in terrible shape and was drugged.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:45 am
  143. Betty

    Dear Nancy,
    Will we ever hear from the bio dad, We heard from people trying to adopt parents, As time goes by we find there not as truthful as I first believed, We hear from a person saying she babysitter of this baby boy, Yet her story don't sound fully true to me, Baby food don't come in a can as she said on the show, I would like to hear from the father no matter how bad his past was, He wants to be a daddy and a chance to love and protect this angel and Gods blessing, I love your show and I love how upfront and forward you are, I can see and know how caring and concern about this kind of things going on, I love seeing the picture of your twins and hear how there doing, Will you ever give us update about the 5 year old girl that was killed, and the Anthony case, and the little Haley girl, Will we ever know what the courts do to the parents, I love your show your fan of this show, Betty Adkins

    January 15, 2010 at 1:48 am
  144. MIke

    Okay... you have a babysitter who can't even describe the supposed rattle? Sippy cups? Bottles? Water? if she was to be the babysitter couln't she do water herself... Is it possible this is all a horrible hoax?

    January 15, 2010 at 1:49 am
  145. donna allen

    Nancy I beleive the police need to watch the interview you had with the Smith"s in very slow motion and pay close attention to all their words and the body lanuage that Mrs Smith used during the interview, I do beleive they know where this baby is, I heard the lady say she seen a yeast infection,diper rash so I would think she has changed the baby"s diper to have seen that. But GOD sees all and the dark will soon come to the light. My prayers will be that baby Gabreil will be found very shortly alive.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:52 am
  146. MIke

    I am also trying to figure out how a knife in a hotel room has anything to do with this supposed "babysitter" that saw the baby most recent to the "disappearance" which has just become a Butcher knife as I watch.....

    January 15, 2010 at 1:57 am
  147. Catherine Reban

    When watching tonight, they mentioned the mother was giving the baby tylenol, and if he cried just to give him tylenol. This alarmed me, because an overdose of tylenol can very easily become fatal, especially a small baby!

    January 15, 2010 at 2:04 am
  148. Katy

    Nancy: If you haven't already look at Elizabeth's myspace. They are some things on there you would find interesting.

    January 15, 2010 at 2:23 am
  149. IRIS LIZETH

    OMG!! IM SHOCKED WITH THIS HORRIBLE WOMAN...HOW CAN ANY MOTHER DO THIS TO THEIR CHILD. I CANT KEPP AN EYE OF MY SON FOR A MINUTE... WE ARE ALL PRAYING FOR BABY GABRIELLE SAFETY AND HEALTH.

    January 15, 2010 at 2:25 am
  150. ann

    what will the Smiths say now that their house was searched ? If they would of stayed out of it, then maybe nut mom would not
    have took off

    January 15, 2010 at 2:36 am
  151. Denise van Gastel Canada

    I think it is incredible that no one has thought, when Elizabeth had the babysitter and went out that she had perhaps went to meet the people she would give or sell the baby to. I really believe that she had already contacted these people before she left home. She had been on line looking for someone and there ARE illigel baby selling groups. Perhaps the baby was sold to one of them and is now out of the country. It is a possibility and worth looking into

    January 15, 2010 at 3:27 am
  152. Amy

    I really hope this poor little baby is found.. he is so adorable and doesn't deserve this..... I don't know if anyone has brought this up or if it is really important but I looked up Elizabeth Johnson's myspace page and she posted on December 29th 2009 ( Kiss my a** Suckas ) and her mood was set to ( Adventurous ) This was posted 1 day before she was arrested.. I think she is heartless and she deserves to rot in prison.

    January 15, 2010 at 4:03 am
  153. madmomma

    The more I hear the worse it gets!!
    A cat shows more maternal instinct then this chick did,my questions would be,
    1.Was she like this(showing no intrest in baby) when she was still with Bio Dad?
    2.Does the lousy mother actually have any parents,if so where are they and why havent we heard from them?
    3.even if she has had a rough childhood, so what,lots of us had and you do your damdest to do the best for your kids!!(oops this one was a rant!!)
    4.Was there a crib in the hotel room?or was baby sleeping on a bed?
    if she did not bother to get a crib or playpen from the hotel,would it not go to show that she did not plan to have the baby for long,
    5.Is bio Dad wanting custody of the Baby?

    And finally,I hope that all the girls that are in the jail that she is being held at are as outraged as all of us,and put a good beat down on the little @#&**,maybe that will motivate her to talk !!

    January 15, 2010 at 4:14 am
  154. TJ

    If the Smiths are not involved with the disappearance of Gabriel then why would they tell Logan the baby would be brought back if he would sign the adoption papers? Sounds like blackmail to me. I believe they are just as involved with what has happened to the baby as Elizabeth is.

    Where are Elizabeths parents? We have seen her grandfather but have not even heard anything about her parents.

    I pray Gabriel is returned safely to his father.

    January 15, 2010 at 4:24 am
  155. Debby D

    Dearest Nancy,

    Love your show!

    My question... Where are Elizabeth Johnson's parents in all of this? There is a grandfather, but no mention of any other family members (who may know her well and be able to get info. out of her); such as father, mother, and/or siblings.

    As a mother of an only son, my prayer is that they find baby Gabriel, and soon!

    January 15, 2010 at 4:25 am
  156. andrea

    Nancy,
    This story relly breaks my heart ! I think you are doing good trying hard for justice for baby Gabriel. I dont understand why people like elizabeth johnson could be so cold to not reveal the wear abouts on her child! Who is she to just give up her kid or not want to talk about what she did!!! She is less of a woman because she doesn't want to face reality on what is going to happen to her. They should not give her no previlages in jail, to get a shower, let her stay in her own feces, let her know how it feels to be dirty. I have know sympathy for her at all.

    January 15, 2010 at 4:57 am
  157. PRB

    Was there any drug testing done on this girl? She may have sold Gabriel so that she could obtain more drugs. Paranoid, chaotic behavior, driving for hours on end (sleepless)...sounds like some kind of drug problem. I think she sold that baby to someone that is going to turn around and sell him to someone else for a whole lot more money than she got. Praying for Gabriel.

    January 15, 2010 at 5:43 am
  158. erica

    I think we should consider what tracy has said. And baby boy we are all praying for you. Thank you nancy you are a blessing.

    January 15, 2010 at 8:10 am
  159. Kathryn

    Just read the WI couple story was just a weird coincendence. Same name, same town and same time frame. Happy for Beth in WI but, so sad it is not Gabriel Johnson.

    January 15, 2010 at 8:30 am
  160. Laura

    The grandfather lent out his car to Ms. Johnson and frankly isn't even nervous about his involvement in aiding and abetting, next out of all the motels, why San Antonio, and then Florida, and the SMITHS, please say that people cant see that these people have ALOT to do with this, they know the legalities of adoption they have adopted before, a normal person would get a lawyer and not be busy helping to defraud DES and trying to throw a curve ball on the rights of the father, or even JOKING ABOUT IT! MRS. SMITH IS A NUT BAG ! The Smiths wanted a cheap adoption, Ms. Johnson is a SPOLIED Brat that tries to manipulate everyone , grandpa isn't worried and Ms. Johnson is crying to get out of jail cause "she hates it" They are all worried about themselves, its what is not being said, and there is your answer. These people are smoke and mirrors !

    January 15, 2010 at 8:39 am
  161. michele

    i like nancy grace, watch her show all the time. however im a little confused as to why noone asked the babysitter who was on the show last night why she didn't call the cops? im not talking about for reporting a missing baby, because im assuming at that time noone knew he was missing. im talking about for the condition she saw the baby in? scared skinny, the comment the mother made about "drugging" him more if he cry alone would make me notify someone? i am extremely surprised nancy grace didnt pick up on that? she picked up on when haleigh cummings bio mom didnt know what time her daughter got home from school,but noone asked why this concerned babysitter didnt call the cops. at the very least they could have investigated the situation at the hotel room, then maybe that could have raised some red flags. my 2nd issue is these adoptive parents, why is everyone treating them as victims? the bio dad and the baby are the victims. since they have previously adopted a child, why would they believe its ok to handle the adoption in the out of the ordinary way this was being handled?

    January 15, 2010 at 9:56 am
  162. stewartde

    It is an ugly truth, but healthy, caucasion male infants are very scarce in the legal adoption channels. Prospective adoptive couples often wait YEARS for any infants, much less those like Gabriel. I think it is very plausible that she did sell this infant to someone who was tired of waiting and had the money to spend. What she did with it, who knows? As far as we know, she could have anyone, the smiths, her grandfather etc. holding this money. She is bright and had ample time to plan this. It seems like to me she is trying to leverage herself a way out of trouble by bartering information. Cut the media access off to her, take her out of the equasion. Conduct the investigation around her as she is doing nothing but throwing up red herrings. I have a feeling this baby is alive as he was an asset to her and we have seen she is going to take care of herself.
    Cut her off from publicity, isolate her and see what happens.

    January 15, 2010 at 11:47 am
  163. Carmen Molina

    I have a lot experience of mothers that wants to punish the kid's father due to rejection they can't accept that they have an obsetion for the man that is suposely the baby's father if you remember she didn't want the father to get contact with the baby at all and she always was talking bad about the father then she sent a tx message to him saying that she killed the baby...what is this? making suffer I mean suffer to this man,she thoes not love her baby at all she is being using the baby for her own will and this is not fair at all for the baby I will love to hear that law chages in the way for the well being of the kids to take away this babies from this mother's..some counselors and people believe that this mother's are going to change I don't believe that because I being seeing in the pediatric field so many things and so many cases that babies are returned with they're biological parents and they come back with fatal injuries or dead. About the smith's what they sould to do if they love this baby,talking in the past they sould report this case to this authorities and to the proper adoption agencies
    if they wanted to adop this baby and I bet they are involved in the desapearance of the baby Gabriel,becaus if you remember she said the name of the park in where this horrible mother met the couple that take the baby and she said that she had contacts in San Antonio how in the hell this could be if she was not involved?
    I'm agreed that baby GAbriel's mother should be forced to said the truth (I'm not talking with violent ways but law enforcement ways )
    Like I said before is lots of women and men that use the babies to punish the other part somebody need to write a law to protect our babies,this need to be stopped.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm
  164. Carmen Molina

    This case is not about Elizabeth love for her baby is about Elizabeth hateness toward baby Gabriel father.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm
  165. LeeLaw

    I hope this couple are being watched at all times. Just wondering about their past.
    If there is a "mystery" couple...are the Smiths connected to these people in some way? Perhaps the baby was handed off. Have the Texas airport cameras and passenger lists been checked? I see a troubled young girl who obviously is in need of mental health care and a couple who took advantage of this girls situation. There are those that "look" for young girls in distress and take of advantage of their situation.

    January 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm
  166. ANGELINA

    I think the Smiths are innocent. They appear a little strange at times, but that is no reason for immediate accusations. I think they have been on the air too long. If they had something to do with it, I'm sure someone would have recognized them by now. I'm sure Elizabeth would have ratted them out by now also if it was that easy. I kind of wonder if maybe she gave this baby to a community that does not have a high social standing...such as the omish...kind of thing. I do believe this baby is alive and well. There are underground adoption agencies. It would be easy for someone who has a lot of experience in hiding babies to disguse this baby. Hair color change, dress him up as a girl...so on. Get him on a plane and out of the country for a few months. No one will recognize him in a few months as he gets older. I feel bad for the dad. It's so rough to want to be a dad at such a young age and not be criticized for it. This so called mother is going to get tired of being behind bars and start talking. Right now she is getting a lot of attention. When it wears down, she will come out and start fessing up. Everyone asks where this girls parents are...if she was my child, I would hide too. I'd be too ashamed to know her.

    January 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm
  167. valerie

    This situation is amazing- in a horrible, twisted way. I have been following this story for about 1 week. What does this girl's family and baby dad say in all of this?? The family/friends in the pictures that are shown with the baby- what do they say of all this? Did anyone see the signs that this young mom obviously did not want to be a mom? How did she get full custody of this adorable boy? I wish they could find this little one soon. I'll adopt him if no one else will. My 15-month old will love him.

    January 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm
  168. jeremy

    HI NANCY , MY NAME IS JEREMY . I JUST WANTED TO COMMENT ON SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE COME UP RECENTLY ABOUT BABY GABRIEL . ONE OF THE THINGS THAT DIDN'T ADD UP WAS WHEN ELIZABETH SAID SHE GAVE BABY GABRIEL TO THOSE PEOPLE IN THE HOTEL ROOM . WASN'T HE WITH HER THE DAY BEFORE SHE GOT ON THE BUS ? I WAS ALSO WONDERING WHY THE BABYSITTER DIDN'T COME OUT WITH HER INFORMATION WHEN THE STORY FIRST STARTED AIRING . ON ONE OF YOUR RECENT SHOWS YOU MENTIONED THERE WAS A G.P.S. , HAS ANYTHING COME ABOUT WITH THAT ? THANKS FOR KEEPING US UPDATED WITH BABY GABRIEL . JEREMY

    January 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm
  169. Rosemary

    First I would like to thank Nancy Grace for all her special efforts. One can see how she really cares, especially when it's a baby that is missing.

    I have so many mixed feelings about this story. Sometimes I think the Smiths are sincere and times I feel they are a huge part of the disappearance of baby Gabriel. I am following this story very closely and listen very carefully and I detect some inconsistencies in what she says at times.

    I feel sometimes when anyone voices their opinion on the Smiths, Nancy gets slightly offensive. It's just that all of us are so much affected by this case and we just want that beautiful little baby found.

    I ask God everynight to please have this baby be alive and well. I know Nancy is trying so hard to have this case resolved fast. She is the best!!!

    January 15, 2010 at 5:52 pm
  170. MJPrince

    Hey, Nancy! Never miss your show. And have tried to get through on the phone lines, but this route is just as good. Like the others, I'm of the belief that Tammy is caught up in the media hype. So many of her references are to the "friends" she's made at different media outlets. Her stories even change from time to time. She doesn't realize that the affiliate news station "friends" are befriending her for a reason. They need a source. And I'm curious about Tammy Smith's meeting with Elizabeth...I take it it was either supervised or recorded? Or was she really meeting with Elizabeth to try and make sure hers and Elizabeth's stories were on the same page? Nancy, thank you for what you do. I serve on the board of local Child Advocacy Center, Scotty's House (www.scottyshouse.org), and it's the best part of my week! Bless you and give your twins "shugars" from JoJo in Texas.

    January 15, 2010 at 5:57 pm
  171. jeremy

    I THINK THAT ELIZABETH IS HIDING THE REAL TRUTH . I THINK THE ONLY REASON SHE'S NOT TALKING TO ANYONE , IS BECAUSE SHE NEEDS MORE TIME TO THINK OF A WAY TO GET OUT OF HER SITUATION . THE STUFF SHE HAS BEEN TELLING THE SMITHS CONTRADICTS WHAT SHE SAID WHEN FIRST ARRESTED . SHE SEEMS TO BE MAKING THINGS UP NOW. THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT WHEN SHE CAN'T LIE ANYMORE . CHILDREN ARE INNOCENT AND DON'T DESERVE TO GO THROUGH SITUATIONS LIKE BABY GABRIEL IS CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH .

    January 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm
  172. MJPrince

    I just listened to Elizabeth's Tempe CBS Affiliate interview...and what a sad, sad situation. At every opportunity, Tammy leads Elizabeth into painting the baby's father in such a bad light. Something is just not right there. Elizabeth sounds like someone with the mind of a 12-year old. I think she's working on an insanity plea....she's acting like she doesn't know the difference between right and wrong. And like so many others, the Tammy and Jack relatioship just doesn't seem normal....there's a biggggg question mark there. Thanks again, Nancy!

    January 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm
  173. MJPrince

    P.S. THE MOST TELLING LINE IN THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW IS THE VERY LAST WORDS UTTERED BY ELIZABETH....when Tammy asks her to tell why she wanted to do the interview, Elizabeth says "...I just wanted to find out what was going on...." NOT "I WANTED TO KNOW WHERE MY BABY WAS AND IS HE SAFE." She's going to break and evenually tell the truth. Sh'e not a strong person and is going to give in.

    January 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm
  174. Nancy Andersib

    I honestly Elizabeth took lessons from Casey Anthony. Little Gabriel is as precious as little Caylee. I adored Caylee Anthony and no doubt in my mind that that selfish, self-centered, jealous of her own daughter took little Caylee's life. Elizabeth sees that Casey is still in jail; told nothing but lies, took the cops on a wild goose chase and probably will get a get out of jail free card. Elizabeth strikes me as the same type of person; same age, same personality; a very sick person and needs serious counseling and what really gets to me is she and Casey both were not noticed by others as having severe mental problems and may be bi-polar. I am bi-polar and I take my medicine every day. It is a must. If I don;t I am not the same person but I would never dream of taking the life of a child. Both of these girls (not women) should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. A child is a wonderful gift from the good Lord above and women like myself that can;t have children can get very angry about the women who can and then just throw these beautiful little children away as if they were trash. It is a sad world we live in today and I feel it is only going to get worse.

    January 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm
  175. Ms. Sky in California

    From the get-go, I thought Tammy Smith was an evasive fast-talker.
    She is not an above board person or she wouldn't have been trying
    to help Elizabeth manipulate the system in the manner in which it is
    coming out that she did. If I were a detective, I would be scrutinizing
    her phone/text/computer records as well as those of close friends
    and neighbors. Something doesn't add up there.

    I think that Tammy Smith is a big busybody that should have kept
    her nose out of this situation and that she is instrumental in influencing
    this young mother into thinking that she could get away with just doing
    whatever.

    January 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm
  176. Lucky22anme

    I am wishing this baby is alive somewhere and if he is whoever has him should bring him to a hospital, fire station or other safe haven.PLEASE!!!! The whole country is heartbroken for this beautiful child. The father (and the grandparents and the whole country) deserves to know if his child is alive. hasThe father has not demonstrated that he has done anything wrong , there have been no negative reports on the father and he shows that he is concerned about the child, unlike the mother. I think there is something seriously mentally wrong with the mother of this child. Its apparent that she was neglecting the child and was even jealous of the child because of the fathers love for him. She was obviously using the child as a pawn and taking out her anger on the child. What a sick person she is. I'm praying the child shows up alive. Concerning the "prospective" adoptive parents, The Smiths, I think they are weirdos. What kind of people bump into a despondent looking woman in an airport with a baby and want to adopt the kid then and there. That gives adoption a bad name. I have two adopted grandchildren who were adopted through reputable agencies. There was a LOT of red tape, ie. background searches, financial security, home visitations, medical checks, all sorts of stuff. Quite rightly, too, I may add. What they were attempting was like a street vending thing. Whats up with that being legal. Where is the fairness to the rest of the childs family. Adopting a child should be a lengthy process to ensure the best interests of the child and also the adopting family. I think the Smiths should have turned her in to child protective services, same with the babysitter at the hotel. She might have been a young kid (18) but she saw the signs that the child was not "right" (happy). Right there, red flag. She should have callled the police. Hotel room, drugged sad baby, knife in room, mother goes out dressed trampy, she should have called the police. Its obvious the Smiths saw signs that the child was in danger with the mother, otherwise they wouldn't have tried to adopt him. They should have called child protective services. Where are the grandparents in this story also. What kind of people are the mothers parents? Does anyone but me question where the grandmother is and why she is not pleading for the safe return of this child? I would be going ballistic if it was my grandchild. Sadly, this case does mirror the Casey Anthony case and I am hoping that it will not have the same tragic end. I think baby Gabriel is so beautiful and I pray he will be found or turned in safe. Its time for this country to make a national death penalty for rape or murder of a child. Then maybe all these bad stories that involve children and keep getting worse will end. Lets all pray for the safe return of baby Gabriel and not that this story ends in a Gabriel Law.

    January 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm
  177. Melissa

    This is a revision of the Casey Anthony case and also of the Peter boy case that is now a cold case in Honolulu. In that case a couple said they'd given their kid to an "auntie" in a park, and now no one knows where the kid went. Hope Nancy will highlight that case too. This woman sounds like she didn't know how to bond with the child, perhaps as a result of being in the foster-care system and going to multiple foster homes. However, she also sounds like a vindictive "B" who is just trying to act out her agressions on the father, using the baby as her pawn. Hope the baby is found soon. Would like to see the prospective adoptive parents be really forthright and tell the cops all they know. Just hope and pray that the baby hasn't ended up with baby smugglers or worse, as fodder in a kiddie porn ring.

    January 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm
  178. Rochelle F

    Here is my opinion If this crazy couple from AZ know anythng they need to obtain a lawyer and speak this is a baby not a toy that is missing they can not adopt the baby, so speak up on all they know
    Or do the police arrest them for hindering an investagation, withholding evedence in a child abduction and I am sure a few more
    Since when are jail house visits not recorded are they so special
    lest we remember good old Casey and her Flordia visits while in jail
    Help to find the baby hold nothing back
    Or are they the underground people that the mother mentioned ///???

    January 16, 2010 at 12:35 am
  179. kathy

    Devil mom, someone said about elizabeth,they sure have that right..she needs to stay in that jail cell with NOTHING.. no food,water,no showers,no conversation with anyone,until she tells where that precious child is..It blows me away how these useless people can have children and abuse them in any way..then we protect them in jail so no harm can come to them. 1.1 million? that isnt enough...give her what she gave that child,NOTHING... not even sunshine...someone else wrote shes beautiful person, i dont know what their seeing...she looks like a little toad..the only beautiful thing she had was Gabriel..and if she Ever had any motherly instint in her she would tell where he is. Pray for him.

    January 16, 2010 at 12:56 am
  180. Jacqueline

    I had some ideas for the investigation:

    Detectives should try to find a computer or look into where she would have had access to a computer – this is how she posted the CraigsList ad for a babysitter!

    Also they should pull phone records from the hotel!

    She probably had a cell phone – they should pull those records and also the GPS records for the phone!

    PLEASE..... I hope they are doing the above!

    January 16, 2010 at 1:09 am
  181. Jacqueline

    I have some suggestions for the detectives:

    Pull the phone records from the hotels where she stayed!

    Pull the GPS and phone records from her cell phone!

    Locate her computer or any potential computers she would have access to! There can be IP addresses that can be located, as well as cached history of the activity on the computers.

    Hopefully this will help locate the baby!

    January 16, 2010 at 1:13 am
  182. Karla

    okay so I think this is just like the poor Caylee situation. I feel so bad for this poor baby and I pray that they will find him and he will be okay . BUT as for that low life so called of a mother I hope she rots in HELL. everytime I turn on my t.v. and I go to any of the news channels I hear more and more about these childeren coming up missing and if you notice its always these young mothers. i'm 22 years old and trust me i'm no where near perfect but i know the do's and dont's when it comes to a child or any matter at that. these young mothers dont take the time to raise there own childeren they dump them off with there parents or whoever is available at the time and they dont take the time to really get to know who they are dumping there kids off with . i think drugs play a big role in the mothers life i think she is apprently addicted to some drug and that is all she cares about to the fact that she cant even take care of her own child I think she is confused in ALL the lies she has told that she doesn't know what she told to who she told and she has a mental disorder which is no EXCUSE for doing this to her OWN child. and the sad part if she is convicted of this then she will prolly get off easy due to a mental disorder that is whats wrong with this screwed up world today. we live with a bunch of sicko's . and as for the farther why isn't he demanding to know where his child is? if i had a child and it came up missing the first person besides police i would be contacting it's farther and WE would be trying to find my child . and if it was him that we susspected that took my child from me then i would be demanding from him and his lawyer to know where my child was and i would be at that jail or lawyer's office every single day until they told me something. i just dont understand why someone would kill anyone much less there own child this just makes me so mad .

    January 16, 2010 at 1:45 am
  183. amanda b. illinois

    Something i find to be curious is what kind of a person finds a babysitter on craigs list. Leaving your child with a stranger is like asking for him to get kidnapped. I really think she wanted this child out of her life.

    January 16, 2010 at 1:57 am
  184. michelle sutton

    I DONT KNOW ANY MORE NANCY BUT THERE IS TOO MANY CRAZY PEOPLE OUT THERE SO I THINK THERE SHOULD BE A LAW THAT THERE SHOULD BE MENTAL EVALUATIONS BEFORE TAKING A BABY HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL THERE IS TOO MANY CASEY ANTHONY KINDS OUT THERE THEY SAY BEWARE OF STRANGERS BUT REALLY SAD WHEN YOU HALF TO WATCH OUT FOR YOUR PARENTS BUY THE WAY I REALLY LOVE YOUR SHOW KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

    January 16, 2010 at 2:39 am
  185. Laura

    San Antonio, a teenage youth hostile in Florida, fake ID,LIC, the motel across the street from the bus station, how did ms. johnson know of all these places? What was she doing in Boston when Gabe was a week old ?? My doctor says its not a good idea to travel on an airplane if you dont have to with that new of a baby! This story needs to be confirmed that ms. johnson was really there. Im sure nutbag smith was, but ms. johnson? The law should look there, now of course everyone is RUNNING. Believe this or not WE are going through the same thing here in AZ at this time with our own grandson, we are not on the news, I say this to you because I must agree w/others AZ is VERY BACKWARDS AND RIDICOULUS TO DEAL WITH W?FAMILY LAWS, and REALLY DOES NOT RECONIZE THE FATHERS RIGHTS

    January 16, 2010 at 4:16 am
  186. Laura Costa

    Dear Ms. Nancy Grace,

    Why did the father of this baby NOT marry the mother of the child, and help to provide a stable environment for his child?

    Ms. Grace. You have a husband. Parents. Possibly a Nanny. Possibly a Maid. Perhaps a driver. You also have a great job. You may even have all of your meals placed in front of you by someone else. What does this woman have? Nothing. She did not have support and started to see this baby as her enemy.

    At least this young woman tried to give her baby to a stable family- rather than to raise and possibly abuse or neglect him. Why should a father, who did not bother to marry the Mom, have any right to stop the adoption of his biological child to a healthy home?

    When he blocked the adoption, the child was either killed or given away in an illegal adoption or sale under very suspicious circumstances. How could he have the power to block the adoption? Just based on biology? Was he a really good provider for this child and the Mom? How can an unwed father call the shots?

    For this woman to hate this man so much, it's almost a primitive instinctual reaction to his lack of parental support. If he wanted this child so badly, why wasn't he the primary custodial parent?

    There is something wrong with a father, who did not bother to marry the mother, has the right to stop the adoption of the child to a good home. She could have aborted that little baby without the Dad's permission, but, could not give him a new life though an adoption. Our society must look very strange to people from countries where men marry women, and then, proceed to create a family with them.

    ~Laura

    January 16, 2010 at 7:03 am
  187. Carol

    Hmmm...this is really a puzzle. But I agree with another lady on here, I think the adoptive parents are involved SOMEHOW. I mean, I know they are appearing on TV etc., but they are involved somehow. I have been trying to adopt a child thru family services. I have not even met him yet. He is 3 1/2 years old. If I found out that "WHOEVER" took off with him, and no one would know where too.......I would be devastated, and I raised six of my own. But this little guy is special to me already and I HAVENT EVEN MET HIM IN PERSON YET. So....I really believe there is no way I could even be on TV talking about it, without having panic attacks/anxiety attacks and no way to even answer questions cause the tears would be flowing HARD. I think they need to look a little deeper into ALL the family of the adoptive parents. I could be wrong and maybe, God forbid she did something to the baby. But...the way that babysitter was talking, this girl was really taking care of the baby "in the fashion of how most 23 year olds" take care of their babies now a days.

    January 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm
  188. Tara

    I think the Smiths have alot more to do with this than they are telling anyone. They probably had some relative in another state take Gabriel. Didn't they say they have relatives in another state like Pennsylvania? They are too confident and trying to make sure EVERYONE knows their alibis....thats why they are on Nancy's show every day. I don't believe them.

    January 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm
  189. Jan from Alabama

    Why was the judge so cordial with this monster? Put Judge Judy in front of her, bet she'd tell s/thing!!!

    January 16, 2010 at 8:25 pm
  190. Sandi in Boston

    Has anyone concluded that Tot Mom of Gabriel, most likely has been planning and arranging this illegal selling of her baby for many many months via the internet( internationally?)
    I hear she is computer savvy,so she may have already destroyed any computer evidence. For all the authorities know this baby could have left the country, with an adoptive couple from another country. Possibly Tot Mom was paid enough money, to the leave the country herself(from Miami) , change her identity and start a new life ...
    What makes them think that Gabriel is still inthe US ? There are so many very desperate couples/people desperately wanting to adopt that would go to extreme measures to do it w/o leaving any trace behind.

    January 16, 2010 at 8:31 pm
  191. Betsey Davis

    Has anyone else noticed the eerie resemblence between the mother and Misty Croslin?

    January 16, 2010 at 11:01 pm
  192. Betsey Davis

    Take a closer look at the Smith's, especially Tammy Smith. Something is not ringing true with her story. She has a explanation for everything and I get the impression she knows a lot more than she is letting on. Call it gut instinct or whatever I believe the key lies with her.

    January 16, 2010 at 11:04 pm
  193. Mary Smith

    You are all on the wrong tract , Did you not listen to the baby sitter? She said she only had enough Enfamil for one bottle and only enough baby food 2 cans or so, the mother had an appointment and was dressed like XXXX. She was mad when she came to the door and the baby was scared. Had she been mistreating him? The baby was very hungry and ate well for the baby sitter but she had to hold him all the time Elizabeth as gone. No crying then. He must have felt safe with her. Where did Mommy go? Did she meet the couple from the park somewhere and make a deal money for the baby? She still had the car check the GPS. Why did the couple show up with a car seat? Elizabeth had the paper to give them the baby. She was not planning to have to feed him again. Now she had the money she needed and just left the family care there and wal.ked across the street to the bus station and thought she was free at last.. She did not count on the officials in Florida being so efficient and finding her so fast. She didnt have time to work out her story. Tot mom for sure.
    she did have to account to Gabrials dad what she did with the baby. She just killed him. Why was she relaxed and seemed happy after her appointment? Was not going to need the Sitter again she was asurred they would keep the baby hidden until no one would know him. He looks just like her. Someone will know for a long time. The officials need to make this couple a none threatening plea for his safe immediate return with no punishment if they come forth now.

    January 16, 2010 at 11:17 pm
  194. KAREN A GAGNON

    NANCY, WHERE IS ELIZABETH JOHNSONS FAMILY? WHY HAVEN'T THEY BEEN CHECKED OUT? THERE HAS BEEN NO MENTION OF SISTERS,BROTHERS, MOTHER, FATHER ETC.

    January 16, 2010 at 11:58 pm
  195. Traci

    I actually like the way Nancy has "befriended" the Smiths. She has gained their trust. If they have anything to do with the disappearance of Gabriel, which I believe they do, then they are going to trip over their own two feet. I'm hoping somebody can fill me in on an important missing link for me. If the Smiths intent was to adopt Gabriel, then why the heck didn't Elizabeth give them the baby? It sure would have been better than to give him to strangers or to kill him. Maybe that was the plan, to throw the situation out of whack. They sure achieved that if that's what they were hoping for. And where are the Smith's tears? Their sadness? They seem to be all smiles. Come on now, he was saying he just feels it in his heart that the baby is alive. Ummm...she texted Logan that she killed him. Maybe they were in on that as well. This is just sick. My prayers are with baby Gabriel and I hope he is found safe.

    January 17, 2010 at 1:30 am
  196. Jessica

    Where is this un-noterized document that this random couple allegedly signed?

    January 17, 2010 at 2:25 am
  197. Treshell

    I think the FOSTER PARENTS should tell the police the exact location of the baby this way everybody mind will be at ease that the baby is alright. I think the foster parents might be afraid to tell the police where the baby location thinking the police will take the baby from their custody and not return him back to them that's might be one of the reason's why they maybe keeping the baby location a secret. I just hope the police find baby Gabriel soon and good health. I will keep Gabriel and his family in my prayer's!!!

    January 17, 2010 at 4:40 am
  198. Maria

    What scares me most about this case is the mentality of ALL individuals involved. Mom is psycho and the Smith's aren't any better. None of their stories add up. I believe Elizabeth Johnson's encounter with the Smiths in the airport is false. It was all planned from the get-go. Like Ms. Smith said, Elizabeth is smart. Any normal person would have contacted authorities when they came in contact with Elizabeth wanting to get rid of her baby. The fact that the Smith's didn't and instead hooked mom up with their "network" of cronies proves they are way more involved. Could they be in the spotlight as a distraction so Gabriel won't be found? I believe he is alive and pray to God he will be returned home. And when father was contacted by Ms. Smith asking him to sign away his rights, why didn't he go get that baby and make sure mother never laid another hand on him? The writing was on the wall and it's too bad NOBODY had the balls to buck the system and keep this child safe. And the babysitter.. how in God's name could you not contact authorities once you saw and heard mother's statements? Does anyone understand what child abuse and neglect is all about? Mother admitted to "drugging" the child, the child looked scared and kept crying, how in God's name could any human being leave that child with that mother? There were so many moments to intervene before Gabriel went missing it's such a shame that nobody did the right thing and now who knows the fate of this angel boy. Let's learn from this and not be afraid to keep our children safe!!!!!

    January 17, 2010 at 3:10 pm
  199. Kewan Woodard

    Elizabeth Johnson may be a pathetic coward but also a cold hearted ,arrogant gutless ,bastard and now she's going around pulling that Casey Anthony crap by taking off with her child and lying about it to even cover truth that she know damn well she's hiding if I were a concerened citizen about a child gone missing and if Elizabeth didn't say nothing I would put my hands around her throat and squeez the location out of her of where Gabriel is!

    January 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm
  200. Jos

    The pictures Elizabeth Johnson took in the hotel room show Gabriel looked clean and healthy, even looks as if he had a haircut. He was dressed in different p.j's and a romper set on the same bedspread.
    He even had on a little beanie hat. Family pic's on bedside table.
    There was baby food and formula in the room.

    There were toys for him on the bed...contrary to what the babysitter told that there were "no toys" or books for him to "read'. And also as Nancy Grace stated "everything for her and nothing for him". BS.

    As far as she looked like she was dressed for "clubbing". That is
    what young girls wear in my opinion. Mark Klaas said "she's willing to leave the child behind while she goes "clubbing". It is 11:45 a.m., she is gone approx 2 hours. Bethany Marshell, the shrink on NG show
    stated "the way she went out, the way she was dressed" and the fact she was happier when she came back, it seems she's trying to establish a life away from this baby. Good Lord, and she is a shrink!

    There is not one ounce of proof that Elizabeth went "clubbing". At noon-time to boot and was gone 2 hours at the most.

    Bethany Marshall also said "whether she was dating someone or escorting or going out "clubbing".......she was happier when she was out doing whatever she wanted to do. These are professional people speaking, guesswork. Untrue facts going out on nationwide tv.
    No proof of any "clubbing"......no proof Eliz was any happier either. Just words spoken without regard for the truth or knowing it to be a fact.

    Terri Smith stated "Elizabeth was fluttering/flittering her eyelashes that means she is lying". Oh, okay! Whatever YOU say Terri.

    January 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm
  201. Mary-Jo

    If this unknown couple had baby Gabriel would they not turn him over to the police. I don't believe that there is even a couple with the baby. I think the mother if that's what you can call her did not give the baby to anyone.
    I just pray that he is OK. I think the Smith's are really in joying the spot light. I have a hard time believing what Tammy Smith say's she always
    sounds like she is grasping at strays.

    January 17, 2010 at 10:46 pm
  202. Therese

    Tammi Smith was forced to admit that she lied to police about the Craig Cherry incident ONLY after confronted her with her own signature on court documents. And even then she continued to lie, claiming, unbelievably, that she "forgot" that she had signed those documents. She lied to police while Gabriel's life was at stake- Nancy, this is unforgivable and the NG that we know and love- the advocate for children- must take action. I truly believe that Tammi Smith is a sick and dangerous woman, one whose need for attention rises to the level of pathological. At the very least, and as Elizabeth has claimed, the Smith's involvement with her and the child provided the catalyst to this whole chain of events. And by the way, where is the evidence that the father of the baby was abusive? Elizabeth's words?

    January 18, 2010 at 3:31 am
  203. rhina

    I was in USA for 18 days and watched everyday Nancy Grace
    program about baby Gabriel, now I am back in Europe, and keep
    checking he web, because I have to see the ending of this horrible story. How can a mother sell, or kill her son???? Please update web, so I can be informed. thank you

    January 18, 2010 at 6:19 am
  204. jennifer

    Kay from Ohio.. I am from the chandler area. Who does she know around here?

    January 18, 2010 at 8:59 am
  205. Barry

    I think the Smith's have been controlling this all along....I think they should be investigated about their adoption of their own daughter and I think the initial meeting was not as coincidental and innocent as a long layover in an airport. The Smith's played you on your own show just to buy time. They knew all the moves to "STEAL" this baby from it's Mother and Father...the time frames for an abandoned baby..the paternity suit....2 hotels in San Antonio....etc... I would keep the heat on the Smith's AND.....since Elizazbeth texted the message that she murdered her Son...She should be kept in prison for murder until Gabriel is returned to his Father....Let's see if the Smith's and their "clan of Baby Stealers" come to her rescue by returning the child Thanks

    January 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm
  206. Mom2Seven

    I find it hard to believe that baby Gabriel is alove but pray everyday that he is. My thought is that if he was given to another couple don't ya think SOMEONE somewhere would realize that this couple just all of a sudden obtained a child, they have relatives who know this child isn't theirs so why the hell ain't anyone coming forward with this childs whereabouts?

    January 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm
  207. Bebe

    I think the Smith's are very involved in the hiding of baby Gabriel. When they speak they look dishonest and their body language is disceptive. Everytime something new comes out like the using of Tammi's cousin's name as the possible father of the baby she all of a sudden remembers or says she forgot to tell authorities. The SMITHS ARE JUST AS GUILTY AS ELIZABETH AND IT IS HORRIBLE THAT THIS PRESCIOUS BABY CANNOT BE FOUND AND RETURNED TO HIS FATHER.

    January 19, 2010 at 8:44 am
  208. therese

    The release of these tragic photos confirms that the Smiths should be indicted. They knowingly withheld information from police during the course of the investigation. Someone (our best advocate for children, Nancy) needs to ask these people directly if they gave Elizabeth ANY support in her flight. I firmly believe they did, and if that child is found injured or worse, they are fully culpable. ES had help from someone and that "someone" made her escape possible.

    January 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm
  209. amanda

    WOW Casey Anthony must be her idol.. This is starting to sounds more and more familiar..She did end up in Florida... does she have a computer? ex-boyfriends? friend? I am sure there is more to the story ...

    January 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm
  210. Shelly

    I wonder if the Tempe Police Dept. has or will pull up Elizabeth's phone records. Remember how they pulled up Casey Anthony's phone information. They pulled up her phone information in full detail, it showed all the towers that her phone "pinged" from. I wonder if they can do the same in this case. If they can, I bet it would be extremely helpful because they may determine where she was the whole time she was missing and it may lead to Baby Gabriel, dead or alive.

    January 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm
  211. Renee

    ...just wanted to say "God Bless you baby Gabriel" - I believe his mother did the terrible deed.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:29 pm
  212. ann

    why are you nancy so nice to Jack and Tammi Smith ??? They should be in jail. They had no rights to Gabriel and helped Elizabeth to lie on paper work. Gabriel make had not took off if they wouldn't have tried to get another baby illegally . They should be looked into how they got mr smith granddaughter/ Father says they took his rights away llegal too. Are they god and can take any baby they want because they think they are better because the dad make a few mintakes. Why did she loose her own childen if she so great?? I think someone should go on TV and start telling everything about mr & mrs smith background. Mr Smith looks to old to be a dad for Gabriel he should just be grandpa to his grandkids.He looks like a com man who first tried to get a baby illegally and when that didn't work is now trying to make money or frame from Gabriel. Nancy I guess you can keep playing good cop as long as you have Mark to be bad cop.

    January 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm
  213. Ann

    Why would a couple want this child so badly that they would not include the father to make sure ,all parties understood this adoption transaction.The Smith couple based on their comments has invested more than they are saying and need to really monitor their background.The police can not eliminate them because people can pass lie detector tests and look you straight in the face and lie and kill you.This babysitter should be squueze for more information.How can you see a child in distress and not report it to the police or human resources to comeout and check the situation out.The babysitter should be charged with failing to notify authorities a child was endanger with medicine in a bottle and a butcher knife at the bedside.So many things went wrong with this little boys life and as individuals we must get involved and stop covering for inapproriate behavior.This is so sad and I believe many saw that this bay and mother had issues.

    January 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm
  214. Carmen Molina

    I'm being following this case of baby Gabriel as well as the other kids that are being missing and last night that I sow the last pictures of BAby Gabriel and my heart go broken thinking that the days are being passing and we don't know what happened to him and I got so afraid just to think "what if this mother did what she said" God knows how much I love babies and how mad I get wend I know about this cases
    because to me is unforgiven for this people that used them for they're own porpouse and abuse them in different ways... you know babies and kids they can't defend themselfs and a lot of them are in criminal hands...we need to report everything we see that can help all of our kids in the entire country we need to be the advocates of all of our kids because even if they are not our blood we care so much about their well being they are the future of our country and the world, I hope with all my heart that Gabriel is alive.

    January 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm
  215. stephanie

    has anyone ever had the thought that maybe Jack Smith is the father of baby gabriel they do look alot a like...

    January 20, 2010 at 8:38 pm
  216. Shannon

    I'm curious if the person that cleaned the hotel room after Elizabeth Johnson left, found anything odd? And staff reportedly said she asked for more towels?... I wonder ..for what? And on what day did she call the father and claim the baby was dead? Was it before or after the last day he was seen alive?

    January 20, 2010 at 10:51 pm
  217. west texas

    well first of nancy you are the best the twins are very lucky to have an angel as a mother you know the smiths on their myspace have accomplished as their mood what do they mean by that it was posted 1/20 i honestly think the smiths have baby gabriel

    January 21, 2010 at 3:02 am
  218. MaryA

    Has everyone missed the terminology Elizabeth Johnson used to explain what she had planned for Gabriel. She used words and terms like " Safe House" and words to the effect that his old life and IDENTITY would be left behind, when communicating with T. Smith, either via internet or telephone. Johnson also mentioned Gabriel would be comeplete with papers and all he needed.

    I remember cases of parents accusing other parents of abuse, sexual and otherwise and sending their children into underground network. Usually the parent also is incognito with the child, but Elizabeth allegedly didn't want this child. They even made a TV movie about this woman's underground network. Seems she was arrested at one point and refused to talk about location of children/child. I believe she was based in Georgia, but I am sure network still exists and is nationwide. Elizabeth Johnson KNEW where she was going and did not RANDOMLY select the locations she travelled to.

    Possibly the child is still alive. I hope so. Searching internet for HELP in keeping Gabriel "Safe from Father", she could have connected with such a network. Looks like this is what FBI should be looking at. Regroup and start there.

    January 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm
  219. Pinawa Angel

    Find the diaper bag.End of a sad story.I hate to wonder just how much talwin,retlin or prozac Elizabeth was prescribed to as a child.I find it amazing that not one of Nancy Grace's guests will address the real problems that create these monsters.Even during your commercial breaks Nancy,here's a drug that alters seritonin levels in your mind,get you feeling that you might want to enjoy life but comes with a warning that it may create suicidal idea's.Wow,a drug to stabilize your mind.We now have two generations affected by these drugs which affects ones ability to control their conciense.(soul). I thought that F.A S. was a horrible condition passed on by the parent.The amounts and types of drugs that children are prescribed to today is way out of control and doctors and pharmicitical companies should be held responsible for the lack of research..What will the children become in years to come as doctors and these companies fatten their wallets?How many minds per day,become intoxicated by drugs,prescribed and illegal.Every story your show covers that concerns missing or murdered children is related to this "FACT".Keep ignoring it and you will need much more than an hour to keep up with these "missing children".

    January 22, 2010 at 7:40 am
  220. jennifer

    i think she a lier ever thing she said been a lie so far why belive anything she says i just hope that little baby is safe my prayers are with him and his family

    January 23, 2010 at 11:34 pm
  221. Tara

    Too bad people don't need a license to have a kid. Having children should be a privilege. These people don't deserve to procreate in the first place.

    January 24, 2010 at 4:32 am
  222. Heather

    They should really go through and find all the names she had use, maybe that could always bring up something in the case about who has him.

    January 24, 2010 at 11:08 am
  223. John @ Plfd

    Tammi Smith and Elizabeth Johnson are in bed together-their as thick as,...well' you all know the rest.Q:Just how does Tammi know the intelligence level of the Johnson woman? Was she there when the I.Q. test was given? No, these two knew each other long before any supposed meeting at some airport. I would conclude that Tammi is in some internal organization which monitors hospital/small medical centers whereyoung women go for pre-pregnancy care. It could never be denied exisitance of medical personnel looking for opportunities to assist underground networks for illegal adoptions. Tammi Smith is shielding someone or some group. She's made mistakes talking to much; example? Now she,s attempting to throw the Johnson woman under the bus...at hi-way speed! Where is baby Gabriel? Tammi, tell us. P/S "(2) PEOPLE SUPPOSEDLY IN A PARK AT NIGHT...and I'd like to sell you some rain water at the next thunder & rain storm".

    January 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm
  224. Carmen Molina

    This is my coment in reference of Laura acosta
    I truly beleive that nobody wants to marry a person like Elizabet Johnson she is an evil woman using her baby to manipulate everybody and very vicious torturing the baby's father telling him that she killed the baby and the way she did it and how she duped him in the trash only and evil mind can do that.
    On the other part about you say that she hate the baby's father because she did not receive a parental support,let me tell you one thing about that ok a good mother doesn't need a support from the man that help to conceive her baby a good mother look for the well being of her child no matter what, so you are so wrong.She hate Gabriel's father because he did not go her way and if she wanted to give in adoption the baby she will look the right way to do it. The father did not have the custody because Elizabeth did do everything to keep him away don't you see?Only a blind person don't see what this horrible woaman is being doing with this baby.
    She was big enough when she had sexual relations and got pregnant she was not a 15 yrs old,if she needs help in any way there is a lot of help out there for single woaman.(she has a cold heart).

    February 1, 2010 at 5:03 pm