Arizona mom of missing baby living in New Mexico

July 16, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona woman convicted in her young son’s disappearance nearly five years ago and recently released from prison is living in New Mexico.

KOB-TV reports ( Elizabeth Johnson asked for permission [auth] to live with her grandmother in Albuquerque after she was released last Friday from a state prison west of Phoenix.

A KOB crew tracked Johnson to the grandmother’s house this week, but she reportedly refused to answer any questions.

Johnson was given a 5 ¼-year sentence in 2012 for custodial interference and unlawful imprisonment in the 2009 disappearance of her then-8-month-old son, Gabriel.

A jury deadlocked on a kidnapping charge against Johnson, who turns 28 later this month.

Johnson has maintained her story that she gave Gabriel away to a couple in Texas. The baby has never been found.

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