Police say they're getting indications that Tempe baby is alive

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PHOENIX -- Police say they are getting indications and information that a missing Arizona baby is alive, and the child's father says he's holding out hope that his son is OK.

Tempe police Sgt. Steve Carbajal tells NBC's "Today" show that he's hopeful 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson will be returned to his father, Logan McQueary.

The baby was last seen in San Antonio in December with his 23-year-old mother, who allegedly told McQueary, her ex-boyfriend, that she'd killed their baby.

Elizabeth 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 and made up the killing story.

McQueary spoke on several morning shows Thursday, saying that he hopes his child is being taken care of, and that he's safely returned.

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