The disappearance of Alexis Gabe: Cops confirm bones found in Pioneer not connected to missing Oakley woman
OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA: Alexis Gabe, 24, disappeared on January 26, 2022, after visiting her ex-boyfriend Marshall Jones at his home in Antioch, California. Back in July, the family of the missing woman found a note that hinted at the possible location of their daughter's body. The officials found a handwritten note from Gabe's ex-boyfriend Jones in which he wrote directions of where he disposed of her body in rural Pioneer, 60 miles east of Sacramento. Upon discovery, the police found bones that could have resulted in an end to the mystery. However, the search continues as the bones found are not of Gabe's, or of any human for that matter.
The Amador County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Monday, October 3, that the bones found in Pioneer did not belong to Alexis Gabe. In an email to ABC7 News, the authorities clarified that a forensic anthropologist who was contacted quickly clarified that the bones did not come from a human. So far, the bones have not been sent for DNA analysis but animal hair was found around one of the bones. Alexis' father, Gwyn Gabe, said on Saturday, October 1, that the volunteers may have found human bones in the small town of Pioneer, but the end result was otherwise which keeps the investigation very much active.
A statement posted on a Facebook page that is dedicated to finding Alexis Gabe read, "On 9/28/2022 we responded to a call for service involving a reporting party finding a couple of small bones in the Pioneer area. There was animal hair around one of the bones, but out of an abundance of caution a forensic anthropologist was contacted. The forensic anthropologist was able to quickly determine that the bones did not come from a human. We do not have any bones in our possession believed to be human and we have not sent any out for DNA analysis. Hope this answers your questions. Another false alarm. Let’s continue the search."
Bones found in Pioneer do not belong to Alexis Gabe
As per the outlet, Gwyn believes that the $100,000 reward that is being offered has helped to enlist over 700 volunteers in the search for Alexis Gabe. Gwyn said, "They are actively searching and that is why we are always getting a tip. Every time they see something, they message us." Talking about how he felt when he was at the location where the bones were found, Gwyn said, "Being in that area today was very heavy. It was very heavy for us."
As per the initial investigation, the police believe that Jones indeed killed Alexis and was killed later on by Seattle law enforcement while they were trying to serve him an arrest warrant in June. Back in July, KTVU reported that Amador County Search and Rescue searched every surrounding area of the map allegedly drawn by Jones but could not find Gabe. The officials claim that they drained more than eight million gallons of water in a nearby pond to find the body but could not. Gwyn said, "It has been the hardest 5 and a half months of our lives. We never thought we would be in this situation."