Family: Celebration of life, candlelight vigil scheduled for Alexis Gabe after remains found

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Sunday, November 6, 2022
Celebration of life scheduled for Alexis Gabe after remains found
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The family of Alexis Gabe, whose remains have been found and identified, is announcing preparations for a celebration of life and a candlelight vigil.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The months-long search for a missing East Bay woman has come to a tragic end. We first told you last night at 11 p.m., the remains of 24-year-old Alexis Gabe were located in a remote part of Amador County Thursday in the town of Plymouth, following a tip to law enforcement.

"Very sad, very heartbreaking. I wish peace for her family now," said Nicole Adams from Oakley.

The news that almost everyone in Oakley had feared is coming true about missing local woman, Alexis Gabe.

The family of Alexis Gabe announced preparations for a celebration of life and a candlelight vigil.

"I feel like a lot of us thought it was a possibility, there was hope that she was somewhere," said Aby Cordon from Antioch.

Gabe had been missing since January, and officials on Friday confirmed that her partial remains were found.

The remains belonging to the 24-year-old were located in the town of Plymouth in Amador County Thursday, and a forensic odontologist confirmed the identity.

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Her father, Gwyn Gabe, posted to Facebook saying that the celebration of life will be held in Oakley on Jan. 28, 2023, which is two days after the one-year anniversary of her disappearance. The family will announce the venue once it is confirmed, but can only invite 250 guests. Once they create an event, those who want to attend can reserve a spot.

They also have a community candlelight vigil scheduled for Dec. 9.

"I hope you can come pray with us. Alexis would appreciate your presence that night," Gwyn Gabe's post said.

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Alexis Gabe disappeared on Jan. 26, when she was last seen leaving the Antioch home of her former boyfriend, Marshall Jones.

Her car was found in Oakley but there was no sign of her.

Investigators say they determined Jones drove to the area where Alexis' remains were found in the hours following her disappearance. Police shared grim details with the Gabe family about the trash bags Jones was seen carrying to his mother's house.

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Jones was killed in a Seattle suburb in June when police moved in to arrest him.

There were large-scale community searches for Alexis. The KlaasKids Foundation assisted in the efforts. Founder Marc Klaas' own daughter Polly was murdered in the 1990s.

"It's a difficult time for the family. We need to keep them in our hearts. We hope they can move forward and honor Alexis' life," Klaas said.

Oakley Police will give further details at a news conference on Monday morning.

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