PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- They're the cases that still haunt Arizona.
The Lori Vallow Case
She was the perfect wife and mother for decades, until something changed. Lori Vallow is now connected in some way to six violent or mysterious deaths. A former husband, an estranged husband, two of her children, her brother and her new husband’s then-wife – all dead. We will explore the events and issues that motivated Lori Vallow, look to what turned her from perfect mother to criminal defendant, and examine what's next in her case.
Baby Gabriel Johnson
On Christmas of 2009, father Logan McQueary thought he’d be spending the holiday with his 8-month-old baby boy Gabriel. Instead, his ex- girlfriend Elizabeth Johnson disappeared to San Antonio with their son, and soon Gabriel was nowhere to be found. First she told authorities she killed the baby, then changed her story and said she gave him away in a black market adoption. You’ll hear a web of lies and deceit through never before heard jailhouse recordings, phone calls, and new information, as we investigate new leads in this case.
January 1999. She was gone in 90 seconds. 11-year-old Mikelle Biggs disappeared while riding her sister's bike on their Mesa street and waiting for the ice cream truck. Her sister Kimber went inside for less than two minutes, and when she came back out, Mikelle was gone. Authorities believe Mikelle was abducted, but no arrests have ever been made. We investigate the timeline of events, and the story is told through her sister, who at 9 years old was the last person to see Mikelle alive. Now in her 30s, she revisits the crime scene with us, and both she and detectives believe Mikelle may be nearby.
In October 2011, Jhessye Shockley’s mom reported her 5-year-old daughter had gone missing from their Glendale home, and claimed she was abducted. But as police followed a trail of odd behavior, past arrests, and horrific claims of abuse from Jhessye’s siblings, it became clear her mom was a major problem in the investigation. Now, both her family and investigators reveal they agree on what they think happened and where they believe little Jhessye is right now.
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