The Baby Gabriel case, where his 23 year old mother said she gave this beautiful baby away to a couple whom she didn’t know is beyond disturbing and confusing. It didn’t make any sense to me until I looked at Elizabeth Johnson’s Body Language while she was wearing her red jail outfit and was facing the court for the first time. To me, her body language revealed a lot. It was telling. To me the signals showed someone who may possibly have been on drugs. Perhaps she sold the baby or traded the baby to support her drug habit if she indeed had one.
I also want to add that in analyzing her voice and the content of her speech in the jailhouse audiotape that was released, it appeared to me that she did tell the Baby Gabriel’s father that the baby was dead in order to hurt him and get back at him. However, based on her tone and the content, it did appear to me that the last time she saw Baby Gabriel, he was alive.
ELIZABETH JOHNSON BEFORE GIVING BABY GABRIEL AWAY AND ENDING UP IN JAIL
In this photo of Elizabeth Johnson holding Bay Gabriel, we can see a happy, bright eyed looking healthy robust looking woman without skin flaws who appears to be loving towards her baby as she nows her head down to showcase the baby.
SHOULDERS DOWN AND LOOKING DAZED AND CONFUSED
We first see Elizabeth during her arraignment appearing a bit dazed. Note that her shoulders are down as her head is up.You cn see her neck. her mouth is slightly ajar which further indicates a stunned look and wondering of what will happen next. It is also right before she takes in a breath of air to help her release her tension as you can see int he next photo.
SHOULDERS RAISED AND LIPS PURSED TO SUCK IN A HUGE BREATH OF AIR TO OXYGENATE
Now Elizabeth’s shoulders are raised as she sucks in a large breath of air as indicated by he rounded lips. She immediately releases this air as she lets out a huge sighing breath. When people do this it is their body wanting to oxygenate them. They know tat what is about to take place will be stressful, so it is the body’s attempt to maintain a homeostatic balance.
WIDE EYED LOOK WITH EYEBROWS RAISED
Now we see her looking wide eyed with eyebrows raised. When people are nervous or excited about something about to happen, especially of it is bad, they will open their eyes wide as to take it all in. It is a protective device that nature has installed in all of us as part of our “fight or flight” mechanism.
ABNORMALLY SHIFTING JAW FROM SIDE TO SIDE
This photo os most telling as we see the side to side jaw movement which ELizabeth does several times during the course of her arraignment. People do not usually shift their jaws from left to right. It is not s normal orofacial behavior. Instead, people move their jaws up and down, not sie to side. Oftentimes with certain drugs like meth in particular, people have been known to do this body movement a lot. There is also a clenching and a chewing action associated as well.
REPEATED JAW MOVEMENT FROM SIDE TO SIDE AND EYE DROOPING
This is another side to side movement fo the jaw so that you can better see what I am talking about. Also note the eyelid droop. When eyes don’t usually blink simultaneously there is often an indication that something is going on with the person neurologically. When people drugs there are obvious changes in the brain which may manifest in a lack of coordination, including the lack of coordination of blinking ones eyes at the same time.
EYES DROOPING AND FOREHEAD FURROWED
Here we see Elizabeth with her eyes drooping and forehead furrowed as though she is trying to process what is taking place, There is also a pursing of the lips as she is attempting to in essence ground herself to focus on what is being said and what is taking place in the courtroom. In essence she appears to look a bit out of it but is trying hard to maintain her being connected and concentrate on what is going on.
LOOK OF CONFUSION
With her head cocked to the side , eyebrows furrowed, and lips pressed together, which people do when they are not sure, Elizabeth’s body language screams confusion, she is not sure what is going on and what she has just heard.
STILL CONFUSED BUT LISTING VERY CAREFULLY
To further illustrate her confusion, she now steps forward and cocks her head, leaning her ear in as if to listen very carefully at what is being said to her.
REALLY NOT PROCESSING AND GETTING ANGRY ABOUT IT
In this photo you can really see how Elizabeth is not processing the information and is getting irritated about it as indicated by the fact that she is showing teeth. This is often associated with anger. Now you can really see the furrowing of her brow as the lines become more prominent as she immediately transitions into anger mode.
Here is a better look at the anger beginning to emerge on Elizabeth’s face. SH eis ambivalent as her eyes and forehead look angry, but her lips have not caught up yet.
FULL BLOWN ANGER AND CONFUSION
Elizabeth’s facial expression now shows that she is angry as he mouth is open and tense. Previously you could see the ambivalence in her face and her not yet releasing out all her anger as her lips had somewhat of a tense smile on them. But now the ambivalence and any semblance of a smile is completely gone, Her r eyes definitely match her angry mouth.
RAPID SHIFT IN EMOTION AND IMMEDIATE ANGER IS CAUSE FOR CONCERN
Her rapid shift in emotion is also cause for concern and may have a lot to do with her mental state. Drugs may clearly influence a persons mental state but so can post postpartum depression as well as other mental emotional issues . No one can know for sure unless she is analyzed properly by qualified jailhouse psychiatrists who would run a battery of tests on her.
TONE OF VOICE RINGS TRUE ABOUT BABY GABRIEL STILL BEING ALIVE
Based on the tone of her voice and the inflection patterns, it appeared to me that she was indeed telling the truth when she said she didn’t mean what she said about the baby being killed, said out of anger to” get back” at Baby Gabriel’s father.
The contents of what she said spoke to her immaturity and mental state to even concoct such a story and make such a statement. It also speaks to her anger management issues, which her own grandfather discussed in a recent on camera interview.
I believe that the baby may have been alive when she either sold him or traded him t the stranger couple whom she described to police as a man with short dark hair and a woman who was a 5’3″ blond.
WHY ISN’T ELIZABETH COMING CLEAN WITH COPS?
I believe that Elizabeth hasn’t come clean because she may have been so out of it she may really not have known who she gave the baby to. It may have been a quick decision made on her part. It may have been a decision made out of desperation if she was indeed on drugs and needed a fix.
It may have been made in the moment of anger as she thought about Gabriel’s father.
TAMMI SMITH- SOMETHING DOESN’T LOOK OR SOUND RIGHT!
Apparently Elizabeth only allowed interest Tammi Smith permission to interview her as she said she had new information about the people she said have her baby boy when Smith visited her in the Estrella Jail on Wednesday.
But why would she allow Mrs. Smith to visit her and no one else? What is the relationship between the two of them?
While I am not accusing Mr. And Mrs, Smith of anything, something just does NOT sound right to me vocally, or look right to me, body language wise. I will tell you what my observations are in an upcoming blog and share my feedback .
Apparently I am not alone in my view as things don’t look or sound right to the police either, especially of they are referring to her and her husband as “people of interests”. The one thing I can say with confidence is that Tammi Smith’s vocal tone speaks volumes to me. Something does NOT sound right at all!