Police say couple may know where AZ baby is

January 8, 2010 4:53:22 AM PST
Police say a couple from Scottsdale, Ariz., who wanted to adopt a young mother's baby may know more about the missing child's whereabouts than they're telling investigators. Tempe, Ariz., police spokesman Sgt. Steve Carbajal said on Thursday evening that Jack and Terri Smith are now "persons of interest" in the investigation into the disappearance of 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson. He's been missing for nearly three weeks.

The baby was last seen in San Antonio in December with his 23-year-old mother, Elizabeth Johnson.

Johnson was arrested last week in Florida on suspicion of custodial interference after she didn't show up for a custodial hearing.

She has since told a Phoenix television station that she gave the boy away in San Antonio.