OAKLEY, Calif. - The family of a missing Oakley woman who's presumed dead, conducted a new search on Saturday.
Alexis Gabe was last seen in January and investigators believe her ex-boyfriend killed her, but her body has never been found.
Authorities located her iPhone 11 screen protector in some bushes weeks ago, and it allegedly had the DNA of the ex-boyfriend, Marshall Jones, on it.
The volunteers gathered in the area where the screen protector was found, hoping to find new evidence. According to the Facebook group "Help Bring Alexis Home" the group located a glove, women's undergarments, and a camera. OPD collected all of the items found.
Last week police released a handwritten note allegedly written by Jones, giving directions of where to bury her body.
Amador County Search and Rescue and hundreds of volunteers have searched an area 60 miles east of Sacramento, where the handwritten directions end, but they have not found Gabe.
Jones was killed in a confrontation with police in Washington last month.
"It has been the hardest 5 and a half months of our lives. We never thought we would be in this situation," said Gwyn Gabe, Alexis’s father.
The Oakley City Council agreed to increase the reward for missing 24-year-old Alexis Gabe by another $40,000 in May. The total reward amount is now $100,000, according to officials.