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Family of Alexis Gabe calls for charges against mother of her murderer

Family of Alexis Gabe calls for charges against mother of her killer
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MARTINEZ -- Family, friends and supporters on Friday called on the Contra Costa County DA to file charges in the Alexis Gabe case with a rally.

The rally was held outside the Contra Costa District Attorney's office in Martinez Friday morning.

Police believe Oakley woman Gabe was murdered by her ex-boyfriend Marshal Jones. He was killed in a confrontation with police in Washington state. 

Justice for Alexis Gabe rally
Justice for Alexis Gabe rally outside the Contra Costa County DA's office in Martinez. CBS

In May, police arrested Jones' mother Alicia Coleman Clark for allegedly aiding and abetting her son. However, the DA didn't to file charges against her and she was released.

Gabe's parents are pushing for charges to be brought against her and have started a petition demanding that the DA take another look at the case.

"It seems like the DA has forgotten about us. We all know that Marshal Jones is dead, but it doesn't mean our case is dead too," said Alexis' father Gwyn Gabe.

Alexis vanished in January. Her body was never found. 

Representatives with the District Attorney's Office met with Gabe family during the protest Friday to relay an offer from District Attorney Diana Becton to meet at a later date. The family agreed to the meeting after learning members of Antioch Police, Oakley Police, and the investigative team at the DA's Office were also invited. The DA's Office said they hoped to schedule a meeting next week.  

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office also released the following statement regarding charges against Alicia Coleman Clark:

"When Alicia Coleman Clark was brought in on a Ramey warrant for a formal interview with Antioch Police in May, law enforcement (which includes the DA's Office) was hoping to obtain a statement of value from Ms. Clark. That statement of value would help establish criminal liability. Detectives were not able to get an admission by Ms. Clark during the interview. Therefore, without an admission, no case could be filed.

If additional evidence surfaces that Ms. Clark knew Marshall Curtis Jones killed Alexis Gabe – and she assisted him after the fact – the DA's Office will review the evidence for possible criminal prosecution. To date, there's insufficient evidence to establish those lines of criminal liability."

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