More than six months after the disappearance of 24-year-old Alexis Gabe, Antioch Police have raised concerns. time line about her disappearance, including the movements of her alleged killer and other previously unshared details.
Alexis, an Oakley resident, disappeared the evening of Jan. 26 after visiting her ex-boyfriend, Marshall Curtis Jones, at the home she shared with her stepfather on Benttree Way in Antioch. His light blue Infiniti was found the next day on Trenton Street in Oakley, but there was no sign of Alexis.
Alexis’ father, Gwyn Gabe, released the news time line In a Facebook post Tuesday night, he warned readers they might find some of the pages “shocking and upsetting.”
“Honestly, we were freaked out when the Antioch PD told us about this because ours came with pictures and videos,” he said, noting it was the first he heard about.
Five months after Alexis disappeared, on June 1, a knife-wielding Washington police officer killed Jones while trying to arrest her in a Seattle-area apartment when he moved in early February, forever extinguishing any hope that he would be exposed. from where
What happened the night Alexis disappeared remains a mystery, but Oakley and Antioch police have since gathered a wealth of details through car GPS, cell phone records, surveillance video, court evidence and interviews, some of which they shared with Gabe’s family. the last days Evidence revealed that, among other things, Jones acted like someone was covering something up, including throwing away large bags of trash and buying a new phone shortly after Alexis disappeared, according to police.
The timeline showed that although police encountered Jones near his home on Jan. 28 and gave them permission – all but two bedrooms – they did not have probable cause to obtain a warrant at the time. However, he allowed them to pick up the phone for a few hours, which yielded some valuable evidence, they said.
During an emotional visit with police on Friday, Gwyn and Rowena Gabe and family members were shown surveillance footage from Jones’ mother’s home in Antioch on Jan. 28 when the 27-year-old hospital security guard “unloaded several large, heavy pieces of trash.” bags” into the garage or back yard. The location was unclear, as the video was recorded using motion sensors in the 30-second clip, police said.
“We were horrified to see that video of him unloading those bags,” Gwyn Gabe said. “I mean, just thinking about it. My wife and I looked at each other and I said, ‘What did he do?'”
That and more evidence have now convinced the couple that their daughter was killed, even though earlier his wife Rowena was still alive, her husband said.
In a letter to Gabes shared on Facebook this week, Antioch Police Detective John Cox said the list of dates, times, locations and sources of information was “not exhaustive” and that some details were intentionally left out.
Alexis was last seen on security footage at a gas station on Lone Tree Way in Antioch on the evening of Jan. 26, police said. Based on the GPS in her car, they know that someone – later determined to be Jones – drove to Oakley using a route Alexis didn’t normally take. But before she left, she called her father in Washington and left the line open and the phone at home, police said.
Security footage and phone evidence revealed that Jones returned to his Antioch home with Alexis’ phone — the subject of several recent volunteer searches — still on part of the time.
Police, using information later obtained from her phone, learned that Jones texted Alexis that same night at 11:16 p.m., “Did you get home?” saying This was followed by an unanswered phone call 15 minutes later. And the next day, he texted Alexis’ mother, suggesting that his ex-girlfriend might go see a friend, who was actually out of town.
“He was obviously acting like he didn’t know anything,” Gabe said, noting that they had no idea of Jones’ dark side despite Alexis talking to him for nearly three years.
“The family really liked him, he came to parties … they had a good time together,” she said.
But Gabe said he later learned of his daughter’s problems with Jones.
“I think she couldn’t get away from him, even though (it doesn’t matter) she tried to break up with him, I heard from our friends that she would kill herself (if she did),” Gabe said.
Two days after Alexis disappeared, Jones returned to Oakley police to retrieve the phone, and went with his mother to buy a new phone with a new number. Surveillance footage shows he later returned to his mother’s house to retrieve heavy bags of trash while his mother was preparing to host a karaoke party, Gabe said.
According to police, Jones went to her sister’s house that night in Vacaville and 30 minutes later drove to Pioneer, where she got lost after missing her exit and briefly turned on her phone to find her way. Police recovered video from a gas station at Bradshaw and Jackson roads that showed a vehicle similar to hers, a black Ford Explorer she borrowed from her stepfather.
According to evidence, Jones returned to her mother’s house at 1 a.m. on Jan. 29, then returned to her sister’s in Vacaville, though she later said she “kicked her out” on Jan. 31 when she realized Alexis was missing. Police say they saw him on video carrying an extended firearm magazine and possibly a firearm when he was at his sister’s house. He was also seen with a firearm the next day while he was with his mother.
On Feb. 1, police served a search warrant at Jones’ home on Benttree Way, where they found a blood sample they later learned contained Alexis’ DNA. They also impounded his vehicle, which had his DNA on the back, and noticed that the shower curtains were missing.
The next day Jones went to Washington to be with his father. In the following days, the police searched the mother’s house extensively. He was taken in for questioning on May 19, but released after the district attorney found there was not enough evidence to charge him with a crime.
Jones’s sister’s house was also ransacked and handwritten, crumpled the directions To Pioneer were found. Authorities believe he probably didn’t want to use a tracked phone the night he traveled there.
Police have since conducted a thorough search of the Pioneer area where Jones is believed to have dumped Alexis’ body, but have turned up nothing. An eight million liter well was also drained, after searching in vain with sonar and a cadaver dog.
Locally, the KlaasKids Foundation and numerous volunteers have been searching for the case that has attracted national attention.
“We are truly grateful to each and every one of our ‘Help Bring Alexis Gabe Home’ Facebook members (and volunteers),” said Gabe.
Gabe plans to meet with the police soon to send the items collected during the sweeps to an analysis lab for further analysis. Although he still hopes to find Alexis someday, Gabe and his family must make the difficult decision of whether or not it’s time to hold a memorial service. The family plans to meet this weekend to decide.
Meanwhile, Gabe has one last request. He wants anyone who knows anything—including Marshall’s mother—to come forward.
“I wish he’d tell me everything, what he knows, because we need to find Alexis. We want to bring it home.”
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