Logan McQueary’s search for baby Gabriel Johnson UPDATE
Logan McQueary and his cousins, Lisa and Joe Peters, are continuing their road search for clues in the disappearance of Logan’s 9 month old son, Gabriel. He says he’s finding strong clues that his son Gabriel may have been adopted in San Antonio.
“We came on this trip looking for any evidence and we’re finding a lot of it,” said Logan McQueary.
“I think on the 26th, she knew it was the last time she was going to see Gabriel, she took some pictures, she drove to Six Flags, somebody picked him up and she took off for Miami. And we just have to figure out who she met and where they are now,” said Lisa Peters.
THE CONNECTIONS SO FAR:
1. Logan has discovered, after talking to an adoption expert who helps the FBI maneuver the shady world of underground adoptions, that San Antonio is a hub.
2. The Homegate Hotel: A known hook up place for adoptive parents and girls looking to give up their babies. Underground agencies put the girls up there for meetings with families and to complete paperwork.
3. Six Flags Over Texas: Elizabeth and Gabriel were seen on surveillance video outside Six Flags. “Often girls go to Six Flags to meet with the adoptive family. There’s a lot of people in and out there, and there’s also security there, and it’s a safe place for both the mother and the family to meet, often to bring the child, introduce the child to the family,” said Lisa Peters.
4. The surveillance video of Johnson and Gabriel was taken on December 26th. This was also the day she took the last known photos of Gabriel in her Homegate hotel room. The 26th was also just two days after she posted two comments on her MySpace page. Those comments were “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” and “Excited to start my new life.”
5. Pizza guy says she he doesn’t think she was alone at Homegate hotel room. The 1st time she ordered one pizza. The second time she ordered two pizzas- one large, one medium, with different toppings.
6. Recent changes in Texas law has made it one of the easiest states to remove parental rights from a biological father.
These are really positive signs that Gabriel might still be alive, but, of course, no one knows for sure what Elizabeth did in the end because she’s not talking. That may change now that LE is treating this case as a homicide. Surely her lawyers have advised her to come clean. The problem is that any information Elizabeth might have about the adoptive parents is probably minimal, and it’s highly doubtful she knows much, if anything, about the baby brokers. Not to mention that so much time has passed that all of these people could easily be anywhere in the world right now.
Making themselves invisible was surely the intention of the baby broker, and it looks like it was the intention of the adoptive parents. Why else would these people not come forward? Is it because Gabriel was whisked out of the country and the family isn’t aware of his father’s desperate search for him.? Did they pay a lot of money to “purchase” this child and are worried about recouping their investment? Are they afraid of the ramifications to them if they bring him back? Have they simply fallen so deeply in love with this beautiful little boy that none of the above matters?
Or, could there be something more sinister involved? Are there threats to them from the baby brokers? The world of underground adoption is vast and shrouded in secrecy. There are large sums of money involved. The people who have information about this sordid practice are tight-lipped, and apparently a lot of them think they are doing “good” work by helping “save” these helpless children from what they perceive to be terrible environments. (Does that describe Tammi Smith?)
Unfortunately, all too often, these human “links” between the mothers and the brokers base their assumptions on biased or false information from the parent seeking to have their child adopted. They either don’t have the resources to check the mothers out, are duped, or they just plain don’t care to know the truth.
I’m sorry, but it’s a mystery to me why anyone could think they are doing something altruistic by helping someone unable to adopt through regular channels obtain a child. The thought-process of a parent that would not want their child placed through a legitimate adoption agency is also difficult for me to follow.* I can’t think of many reasons that would justify such a practice, can you? But, I can think of a lot of good reasons why legitimate adoption agencies, after spending considerable time and resources to make sure a child is put in a safe and loving home, would reject someone–and none of them are pretty.
*I’m not talking about those FEW parents that legitimately fear for their children’s lives and hide them in underground safe houses. (note the emphasis on “FEW”)
Please keep praying for Gabriel Johnson and Logan McQueary. If you have seen this child please contact: FBI at 1-210-225-6741 or 1-800-THE LOST.
If you have this child please do the right thing and see that he gets back to his father safely.
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