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!
With each day that passes, hope is diminishing that baby Gabriel is still alive. And now newly released photos from Elizabeth Johnson’s camera have investigators and Gabriel’s own father very concerned. Arizona police say indicators giving them hope Gabriel is still alive are not as strong as they once were.
Newly released photos show the 6-month-old missing boy allegedly looking lethargic, sickly and his eyes drooping. And in another shocking twist, in at least two of the photos baby Gabriel is allegedly holding onto a medicine bottle. Investigators say the time stamp on 2 of the pictures is December 26, the last day Gabriel is seen alive and were taken at the Home Gate Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Tune in tonight at 8pm ET to see the disturbing new photos.
In other developments, it looks like Gabriel’s mother, Elizabeth Johnson, has taken another 180 behind bars. Johnson reportedly tells her grandfather during a jailhouse visit, she will not help investigators find her baby boy because she’s facing serious jail time. According to Johnson, her lawyers have advised her to keep her mouth shut because helping police is not going to lessen the prison time she’s facing on the kidnapping charges alone. To date, prosecutors have now filed four formal charges against Johnson, the most recent, conspiracy to commit custodial interference. Johnson’s different stories are not helping the search and cops are now forced to work two separate investigations, missing persons and homicide.
At first, Johnson told the biological father, Logan McQueary, she killed the baby, then after her arrest she told investigators she gave the baby to a random couple she meets at a Texas park. But when pressed for a description of the couple, she doesn’t have one. When she’s extradited from Florida to Arizona, Johnson suddenly gives would-be adoptive parents, Jack and Tammi Smith, a full description of the mystery Texas couple. She even goes on to say the FBI has video of the couple taking Gabriel away in a new car seat. But Tempe police confirm there is no video! Besides, wouldn’t investigators have released it to generate leads to find this mystery couple and baby Gabriel? It’s been hard to keep all of Johnson’s different accounts straight, but what I do know is based on the mother’s alleged stonewalling, something terrible must have happened to Gabriel. Where is he?