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Is this what Baby Gabriel looks like now?


Watch the video to see Forensic Artist Diana Trepkov 's drawing of what Baby Gabriel may look like now.

When he disappeared, Gabriel Johnson was seven months old, and his whereabouts are still a mystery.
Tammi Smith is on trial now for her alleged role in the baby’s disappearance. She is charged with forgery and conspiracy to commit custodial interference.

Closing arguments are expect in Smith trial Tuesday.  Watch them live on In Session starting at 1:30p.m. ET.

Trepkov was also kind enough to answer some question from In Session's Facebook followers.  Here's her answers in a question and answer format:

Q: Rebecca Combs Taylor- I am glad there are people like Diana and admire the job that they do, but what are the stats regarding how often these missing children are found?

A: When it comes to a missing person it is very hard to find them, but it is my passion and that is why I do this kind of work. I have empathy and can’t stand to see anyone suffer. I have witnessed so many families of missing persons go through so much pain and “mental torture”. There are missing persons that have been found alive and brought back home. I am not sure of the stats but would love to bring them higher.

Q: Paula Lorenz- How much and what kind of education do you need to become a forensic artist? How many cases have you helped solve?

A: I have studied so much...education is the key. I have studied faces, forensic art and anthropology.  I have taken different kinds of courses. I have a total of 78 different forensic art related certificates through different workshops around the world. I have learned the most from experience. I have just completed my 146th law enforcement cold case. I have helped to solve some high profile cases in the US, unfortunately they were all deceased, but at least they have got their name back which would give the families some closure.

Q: Michelle Ross- Diana do you have a higher success rate using computer reconstruction or using the clay three-dimensional method for age progression?  Do you have a preference or does it depend on a case-by-case basis?

A: Whether your forensic art is completed by hand or computer...they are both as good as the forensic artist. I prefer the hand method for drawings and facial reconstructions, but the computer is just another tool. As long as you understand forensic art and how the face is developed/facial anatomy I believe you can do a great job either way.

Q: Anonymous- What information or photos do you need to make one of your sketches?

A: I would need a few photos of the missing person. The more photos the better and different angles would help also. I usually look at both parents/and siblings to see who the missing person resembles more. Studying the facial features is very important for any successful age progression. The skull does not lie as it tells you everything you need to know about the missing or unidentified person.  I usually always concentrate on the eyes as I believe the eyes are the mirror of the soul. They tell so much about a person. Also, the eyes will follow you through all of your growing years...they just mature with age.

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