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OAKLEY, Calif. (KGO) — On Friday evening, the Gabe family was honored with a bench near Oakley City Hall to commemorate their daughter Alexis.
“You always feel her presence at home. But having a place where she can have her own bench is great!” Gwyn Gabe, her father told the crowd. “And I hope each of you will come and sit with Alexis.”
March 17 is also the birthday of Alexis, who would have been 25 years old. The family marked the occasion with songs and speeches in the park next to 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 months later while trying to serve a warrant on her. The Gabe family later learned that Jones allegedly cut up his body and attempted to dispose of the remains.
Rowena Gabe says she would go to her daughter’s favorite park in Antioch to try to find peace. Because the family still haven’t found all of her remains, Rowena says she can now visit her daughter here.
“This bench is really important because I can come here every day,” says Rowena. “Now that she has this (bench), it’s easy for me to walk from my house and here, to visit her.”
The Gabe family says the community and law enforcement played an important role in this investigation and the search for Alexis’ body.
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“This case really affected a few of my guys, the key detective in this case. They took it to heart. And they put everything they had into it. So I think we all walked away of this past year as a little bit different,” says Chief Paul Beard of the Oakley Police Department.
The inscription on the bench reads: “As long as you remember me, I am never entirely lost.”
Gwyn says he chose those words because he doesn’t want this town or community to ever forget Alexis’ story.
“We just didn’t want people to forget it, to another one of these incidents or murders that happened. We just didn’t want people to forget it,” Gwyn said.
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Alexis Gabe: City of Oakley dedicates park bench to woman killed by ex-boyfriend
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