Elizabeth Johnson's attorney Marc Victor speaks about what's next, baby Gabriel's whereabouts

PHOENIX - Now that Elizabeth Johnson has been released from prison, the world is left wondering what's next.

There's no telling where Johnson may be at this moment. Due to safety issues, her attorney is not permitted to say.

Marc Victor, Johnson's attorney, says Johnson has faced death threats and safety issues from those following her case.

Victor, a well-known criminal-defense attorney, has also received threats for simply representing her.

When Johnson was released early Friday morning , she was not given much time to answer questions or make comments to the media waiting outside. She was aware that cameras would be rolling, and she was excited about freedom, according to Victor.

Victor believes baby Gabriel is alive after disappearing more than four years ago and that Johnson loved her baby, according to "overwhelming" evidence.

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"Everything she did at all times was what she believed to be in Gabriel's interest," he said.

As for whether we will see baby Gabriel in the future, Victor says he is unsure but also believes that if we did, it may not be in his best interest.

Victor told ABC15's Christopher Sign that Gabriel may be out there with no idea that he is the child everyone is talking about.

Johnson would like to know how Gabriel is doing and that the family he was given to is treating him well, but she concluded that it wouldn't benefit him to have him in the spotlight.

Johnson is now on probation for four years. She could apply for interstate contact if she wishes to, which is the term for supervised contact in another state.

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Victor says Johnson wants to use her talents to help others in crises.

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