Police searching for 24-year-old missing since January make chilling discovery

Police investigated the case of a 24-year-old woman last seen in January have located what is believed to have been her phone case.

Alexis was last seen in California on January 26 and officers suspect her disappearance was 'not by accident or choice'.

Family and friends have identified the phone case, which has an image of the rapper Tupac Shakur on the back, as belonging to Alexis after it was found in Antioch.

The discovery, revealed on Saturday (14 May) by investigators, has since been taken to a lab for further analysis, according to police.

The revelation came the day after officers searched a property where they believe Alexis was last seen, NBC Bay Area reported.

Officers were filmed carrying bags from the home in Benttree Way, with the cellphone case said to have been discovered near to the property.

Reacting to the news of the discovery of new evidence, Rowena and Gwyn Gabe, the parents of Alexis, spoke with NBC Bay Area Saturday.

“It’s very scary when you see my daughter’s actual stuff the feeling is really sad,” said Rowena.

The Gabes said that searchers with The Klass Kids Foundation actually found it (the case) outdoors about a month and a half ago in Antioch.

“We thought it was definitely hers. But it took this long to send it to the lab for DNA and fingerprints and confirm it was definitely hers,” Gwyn said.

“For it to be found near the Benttree (Way) house is very suspicious already,” he added.

Last month, police released surveillance video of a person of interest, who they think abandoned her car in Oakley.

The person walked away from that car headed toward Antioch.

Asked if he recognised the man in the video, Gwyn said: “Yes, but we can’t say who it is,” he said.

Rowena and Gwyn Gabe said they miss so much about their vibrant funny daughter.

“Every time she’s at home, she sings and dances in front of me and makes fun of me and that’s what I miss," said Rowena.

"She’s kind and beautiful inside and out."

Gwyn said they will never give up until Alexis is found, and they’re hoping the public can help.

“Someone knows something, even if it’s one person we are begging up to come forward we want to find Alexis . We really miss her,” he said.

A reward of $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to Alexis' whereabouts.

Anyone with information should call the dedicated tip line at (925) 625-7009 or email [email protected]

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