Alexis Gabe: City of Oakley dedicated park bench to woman killed by ex-boyfriend

March 17th is also Alexis’ birthday, who would have turned 25.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023 6:43 AM

Park bench erected in Oakley in memory of Alexis Gabe

OAKLEY, CA (KGO) — On Friday night, the Gabe family were honored to set up a bench outside Oakley City Hall to honor their daughter Alexis.

“We always feel her presence at home. But having a place where she can put her own bench is great!” Gwyn Gabe, her father told the crowd. “And I hope each of you just come down and sit down with Alexis.”

March 17th is also Alexis’ birthday, who would have turned 25. The family marked the occasion with songs and speeches in the park near the new bench.

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Oakley police say Alexis was killed last January by her ex-boyfriend Marshall Jones. Jones was killed by law enforcement a few months later while trying to serve him with an arrest warrant. Gabe’s family later learned that Jones allegedly cut open her body and tried to dispose of the remains.

Rowena Gabe says she would head to her daughter’s favorite park in Antioch to try and find peace. Because the family still hasn’t found all of her remains, Rowena says she can now visit her daughter here.

“This bench is very important because I can come here every day,” says Rowena. “Now that she has this (bench), it’s easy for me to go from home to here to visit her.”

Gabe’s family says the public and law enforcement played a big role in this investigation and the search for Alexis’ body.

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“This case really resonated with a couple of my guys, a key detective in this case. They took him to heart. And they put everything they had into it. a slightly different department,” explains Oakley Police Department Chief Paul Bird.

The inscription on the bench reads: “As long as you remember me, I will never be completely lost.”

Gwyn says he chose those words because he doesn’t want this city or this community to ever forget Alexis’ story.

“We just didn’t want people to forget her because of another one of those incidents or murders that happened. We just didn’t want people to forget,” says Gwin.

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