ANTIOCH — Investigators have found a cell-phone case that they confirmed belongs to Alexis Gabe, revealing a new detail in the Oakley woman’s disappearance.
The phone case, which has artwork depicting hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur, was discovered by itself somewhere in Antioch, Oakley officials said in a Facebook post.
Alexis Gabe, 24, is seen in this undated handout photo in Oakley, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Courtesy of Amanda Landrum) Alexis Gabe, 24, is seen in this undated handout photo in Oakley, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Courtesy of Amanda Landrum) (Courtesy Amanda Landrum)
It appears to have been found laying in the dirt and leaves. City officials did not elaborate where exactly the case was found, but said it was submitted to a crime lab for further analysis.
Gabe, a 24-year-old recent nursing graduate, was last seen Jan. 26 at her ex-boyfriend’s home in Antioch, and her blue Infiniti was found with keys in the ignition the next day at Trenton Street and Carrington Drive in Oakley.
Investigators believe that a man captured on video walking away from Gabe’s car that night is the same person who discarded the phone case in Antioch.
OAKLEY, CA – APRIL 28: A frame grab from a video showing a person of interest is shown during a press conference announcing a $10,000 reward in regard to the disappearance of Alexis Gabe on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Oakley, Calif. Alexis Gabe, was last seen in Antioch in January. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Hundreds of volunteers have joined Gabe’s family members and friends in weekend searches in East Contra Costa County since she disappeared, distributing fliers, participating in fundraisers and more.
Oakley police are offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information leading to Gabe’s location. Anyone can call a special tip line for Gabe at 925-625-7009 or email [email protected].