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Family of missing Bay Area woman Alexis Gabe given handwritten notes on possible location of her body

  • The parents of Alexis Gabe, the Filipino American woman who was reported missing in late January in California, received handwritten notes by Gabe’s deceased ex-boyfriend Marshall Curtis Jones from the police on Thursday.
  • The police believe that Jones had written directions to where he disposed of Gabe’s body in the Sierra foothills in Amador County.
  • The Amador County Search and Rescue along with hundreds of volunteers have searched the areas around where the handwritten directions end, but there has been no sign of Gabe.
  • Gabe’s cell phone screen was also reportedly discovered by investigators. The FBI confirmed the DNA of Jones on the screen, according to Gabe’s father.
  • In the report sent to Gabe’s parents, police also noted that a friend of Jones said the suspect was “thinking about killing Alexis and wanted to know where the best place to hide a body,” to which they decided to be “in a septic tank or burying the body in a forest area.”

The family of Alexis Gabe, the Filipino American woman who was reported missing in late January in California, received new evidence on the possible location of her body.

The parents of the missing 27-year-old received handwritten notes by Gabe’s deceased ex-boyfriend Marshall Curtis Jones from the police on Thursday.

Bay Area heiress acquitted of killing ex-lover says she is a victim of anti-Asian hate

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  • Tiffany Li, the Bay Area woman accused and then acquitted of killing her ex-boyfriend Keith Green, says she has been a “target” of anti-Asian hate and xenophobia during the years of her trial.
  • Li’s statement comes as a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Green’s mother nears resolution.
  • Li and lawyers on both sides have asked that the settlement amount that will go towards Li’s children, aged 9 and 7, remain private to avoid further media attention and speculation.
  • Li said she has been living in China with her and Green’s two children to protect them from xenophobia, Asian hate and “falsehoods” published against her.

Tiffany Li, the Bay Area woman accused and then acquitted of killing her former lover, Keith Green, claimed to be a victim of anti-Asian hate and biased media coverage in court documents filed last Friday.

Li’s declaration comes as a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Green’s mother, Colleen Cudd, is about to reach completion. The civil case was settled in January, but Li, with the support of both legal teams, has asked San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Danny Y. Chou to keep the settlement amount going towards her and Green’s daughters confidential.

Bay Area gym posts ad saying they speak English, aren’t rude like ‘shady’ Asian massage parlors

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  • Island Personal Training, a gym and massage parlor located in Alameda, California, received backlash for their racist advertisement against Asian massage parlors.
  • The owner of the gym, Jason Wilson, refused to comment and shut his gym doors to ABC7 news reporter Dion Lim.
  • “This kind of racist rhetoric and commentary adds to the persistent stereotypes that are not only offensive but really put our communities in danger,” Cynthia Choi, one of the founders of STOPAAPIHate, stated.

The Island Personal Training gym in Alameda, California, has received backlash over its racist advertisement against Asian massage parlors on its company website.

“We are California state-certified, speak English (kind of rare for the field ‘round these parts) and communicate clearly with our clients to ensure each massage is targeted to the client,” the advertisement read. “We never cut our sessions short, answer phones, or walk out when someone walks in the front door mid-session like all these shady Asian ‘massage parlors’ do.”

Bay Area news anchor suspended after fight over tagline criticizing lack of news coverage toward women of color

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Weeks after returning to KTVU, Bay Area veteran news anchor Frank Somerville was reportedly taken off the air again for allegedly disagreeing with a news director over the station’s coverage of Gabby Petito’s disappearance.

Newsroom spat: Somerville, 63, was reportedly slapped with an “indefinite suspension” after a newsroom spat with news director Amber Eikel over coverage of the Petito homicide case, a source familiar with the matter told the Mercury News.

Three men who targeted, robbed over 70 Asian women in the Bay Area have been charged

Bay Area robberies suspects caught

On Friday, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against three men connected to a series of robberies that targeted over 70 Asian women across the Bay Area.

The details: Derje Blanks, 23, and Anthony Robinson, 24, were arrested on Sept. 8, according to CBS San Francisco. While attempting to flee the authorities, Robinson reportedly injured a 2-year-old child and the child’s father in a car collision.

Man accused of ‘cowardly’ attack on Oakland Chinatown leader headed for trial

Carl Chan, president of Oakland’s Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, was allegedly attacked by James Lee Ramsey on April 29, 2021.

A man charged with a hate crime over an alleged attack against Oakland Chinatown leader Carl Chan is reportedly heading for trial on Aug. 30.

The allegation: James Lee Ramsey, 25, is accused of assaulting Chan, 62, in the 400 block of 8th St. on April 29. The incident allegedly occurred while the president of Oakland’s Chinatown Chamber of Commerce was on his way to visit another elderly Asian victim.

FBI Supports Asian Community in Bay Area With More Resources, Hate Crime Investigations

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An FBI special agent in charge of the Bay Area met up with Oakland Chinatown community leaders to show the agency’s support amid the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes.

Show of support: Craig Fair said the bureau’s ultimate goal is to help the victims get justice and stop violent offenders from hurting community members and deter them from “committing these terrible crimes of hate,” according to KRON4.