More clues could be out there in the case of Alexis Gabe, the missing 24-year-old Oakley woman, and her family is asking for volunteers to help with the search this weekend.
Last weekend, the Gabe family, police and volunteers searched the area around Oakley Road for Alexis’ broken mobile phone and any other evidence that might help find her.
Following the search, Gwyn Gabe, Alexis’ father, posted pictures on Facebook of some of the recovered items – what looked like a phone camera, women’s underwear and men’s gloves. He hoped to find others this weekend.
Oakley Police Chief Paul Beard said nothing found last week provided immediate additional information, the items are still being processed and “further analysis needs to take place.”
In February, a search party found the casing of Alexis’ cellphone on Vista Grande Way in Antioch, near Jones’ home. Police say they believe her ex-boyfriend Marshall Curtis Jones, 27, threw away his mobile phone case on the way home from Oakley after dropping off his car on the night of January 26, the day he went missing. A broken screensaver that contained his DNA was found at Oakley.
Jones, who police say killed Alexis, was shot dead last month when Washington police tried to arrest him and he lunged at them with a knife in a Seattle suburb. He had returned to Washington after Alexis disappeared, but not before visiting his sister in Vacaville and driving to Pioneer, where police believe he tried to dispose of his ex’s body. girlfriend on January 28.
Police know that Jones was driving an old black Ford Explorer that he had borrowed from his stepfather that night. An image of Jones in the car was captured as he crossed the Benicia-Martinez Bridge on Jan. 28, Gwyn Gabe said.
Handwritten instructions were also later found at her sister’s home during a police search. The authorities searched the pioneer area extensively, although there was a lot of territory to cover.
“We’ve asked people to zero in on or around January 26-28 for any camera footage that shows anything that looks suspicious or inappropriate,” Beard said of the continued investigation.
The Oakley Police Chief said his department is supporting the Gabe family and the volunteers helping them and will be participating in additional searches this weekend in Oakley.
“The Oakley Police Department is prepared to take possession of any evidence recovered from Oakley,” he said.
The Gabès said that if anyone finds potential evidence, they should not touch it but inform the organizers so that they can inform the police of the objects and recover them.
The Gabes organized a search for Saturday on Neroly Road, with the parking lot of the Laurel Ridge Community Church at 2459 Laurel Road serving as the meeting place. On Sunday, the group plans to search Empire Avenue to Slatten Ranch Road and the meet will be at the Diamond Hills Sports Club at 1510 Neroly Road. Volunteers are asked to pre-register for Saturday at https://bit.ly/3RUZ8vC or Sunday at https://bit.ly/3v6Sfxy.
Police received hundreds of tips, many after a reward for information reached $100,000, including $50,000 from an anonymous donor.
Anyone with information about Alexis is asked to contact Oakley Police at 925-625-7009 or email [email protected]