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Logan McQueary’s search for baby Gabriel Johnson UPDATE

February 9, 2010

Elizabeth Johnson

Logan McQueary

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. 

woman saw Elizabeth and Gabriel on way to San Antonio video LINK 

pizza guy who delivered pizza to Elizabeth’s Homegate Hotel room video LINK 

“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.  


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?)


Tammi Smith mug shot

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. 

Logan McQueary's route

Elizabeth Johnson's route that Logan McQueary followed to San Antonio

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Hadley permalink
    February 9, 2010 12:35 pm

    It just may reach the point where the FBI, or some other form of LE is going to “plant” one of their agents to get to the bottom of this. Like Mark Klass remarked…some of these so-called adopted parents just might be into child porn, or something just as bad! This has GOT to stop..! I still think Tammi Smith is somehow connected to these underground people. I think she is the one that put Elizabeth in touch with them. I feel sure she got a “fee” for doing this.

    I think LE is just biding time, and keeping an eye on the Smiths, until one of them makes a false move.

    Betweem LE, FBI,& Jay J. Armes and others, I think it’s just a matter of time until they find little Gabriel…one way or the other.

  2. Hadley permalink
    February 9, 2010 12:41 pm

    I wonder if the FBI could track down one of the other mothers that stayed at this hotel, and get info. from her. She could probably answer alot of questions about how she heard of these underground slugs.

  3. Hadley permalink
    February 9, 2010 12:45 pm

    I just heard on television that LE is searching the Landfill for little Gabriel. Lets just all pray that they don’t find anything!

  4. DDRM permalink
    February 9, 2010 3:15 pm

    It does appear that Logan has a good team working on his side. I just hope the airports have been made to look out for babies that could be Gabriel. I do agree, what normal couple would not do the right thing after finding out the baby was taken illegally. However, I do find it sad that this world does have evil (as we hear about the numerous children hurt or killed by family members or creeps stalking them). That said, I believe Logan will get his little boy. I will keep on praying.

  5. DDRM permalink
    February 10, 2010 1:29 pm

    Anything new going on? Hopefully, alot of work is being done privately.

  6. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 11, 2010 7:58 pm

    Hi Hadley

    I agree with you. Something needs to be done! I just can’t understand the complete lack of concern the mothers appear to have for these babies. Give them up through legitimate adoption agencies for pete’s sake. Give these little ones a break.

    I imagine it would be very difficult to trace any of the mothers that have done this–unless, of course, one of them has the decency to contact LE themselves. I don’t see that happening….

  7. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 11, 2010 7:59 pm


    I hope you are right, and that Logan does get his child back safe and sound. I haven’t heard anything yet about the search of the landfill.

  8. Hadley permalink
    February 11, 2010 8:32 pm

    In my heart I feel like Baby Gabriel was given to a childless couple. Why else would she go to Six Flags? As long as Jay J. Armes, and the other P.I.s haven’t given up, I still have hope. I just hope and pray that these “underground adoptions” can be stopped.

    My prayers continue for Gabriel’s Father and family. I can only imagine the pain and suffering they are enduring. May God hold them up, and give them the strength and courage to continue this search.

    I still think Tammi Smith is somehow involved.

  9. Hadley permalink
    February 11, 2010 8:35 pm

    Mystery, do u think Elizabeth Johnson is a sociopath, like Casey A.?
    To me, they are very similar.

  10. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 11, 2010 8:48 pm

    Hadley–That’s my gut feeling, too–Gabriel was given to some family. But, I have to wonder about them because any decent person would return Gabriel under the circumstances.

    I don’t think we know enough about Elizabeth Johnson yet to say with certainty that she’s a sociopath. She certainly didn’t bond with her baby, and she is vindictive and heartless (the awful texts she sent to Logan McQueary). That doesn’t make her a sociopath but her lack of emotion and empathy would indicate she could be.

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