Alexis Sharkey: Dead Texas Instagram influencer reportedly filed for divorce days before naked body was found
Friends had last heard from her at around 6 p.m. on Friday. One of them confirmed that she had been having some issues with her husband, Tom, whom she married last year
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Instagram influencer 26-year-old Alexis Sharkey, whose naked body was found three days after she went missing in Houston, Texas, was reportedly filing for divorce from her husband in the days leading up to her death.
Jodi Silva, Houston Police spokesperson, confirmed to Heavy on November 30, the body of a naked woman found in the 1000 block of Red Haw, near the Katy Freeway and Eldridge Parkway, was that of Sharkey. As for whether foul play is suspected, Silva said that’s unclear. “The cause of death and investigation are pending autopsy results,” she said. “She was found with no trauma to the body so cause of death will be pending." Reports said that the woman’s body was spotted by a city worker because her feet were sticking out of the bushes on the side of the road.
Friends had last heard from her at around 6 p.m. on Friday. One of them confirmed to KHOU11 that she had been having some issues with her husband, Tom, whom she married last year. "Recently, she opened up to us about it and divorce was being filed," Tanya Ricardo told the outlet on Monday. "She was a very private person. She didn’t share a lot about what was going on at home."
We previously reported that following her death, Sharkey's family wrote on Facebook, "My world! My everything! I’m so lost right now! My one and only!” He also chastised critics on his Facebook page after her body was found. He wrote, "I just want to say this! While some of you were posting on social media helping us locate my world! And we appreciate all your help, Love and support! Others were waisting (sic) time talking about other things. Basically crap talk! And if my wife would of seen this she would be disappointed in your actions! You all should be ashamed of yourselves! I have been assisting the deputies and making phone calls to fine out what happened to my wife. Next time…. stop and think! And realize! You don’t know it all!"
He also shared some heartbreaking photos with his wife, captioning it, "Baby..... please give me strength. Do you remember when we talked and joked about getting old. And I said... that’s the one thing you would never beat me at. And we laughed so hard because your so competitive." The couple married last December.
According to his social media profile, her husband is a consultant at West Texas, a Facebook page that describes its mission as “to provide information relevant to West Texas regarding travel, culture and life.” He also wrote that he was from Fort Myers, Florida and he “studied at the School of Hard Knocks.". His Facebook page is filled with bodybuilding pictures.
Days before his wife went missing, he wrote in a cryptic post: “When a person looses (sic) all they consider everything in their life! And they are at their own personal rock bottom! It’s then, when you see who they Truly are and choose to be! Life hits hard! HIT HARDER!!! This is a message for a friend. NOW! Get up! Rub some dirt in it! I know who you are!!! Now show me!!!”
Incidentally, Sharkey’s husband was the one who first informed her mother on Saturday, November 28, that she was missing and he hadn’t heard from her since that Friday. According to Click2Houston, Alexis was with friends before she had an argument with someone. “Her mother said there was an argument and she left and didn’t take her car,” the television station reported.
Stacey Robinault, Sharkey's mother, told Click2Houston that the mysterious circumstances regarding her daughter's death make matters much worse. “The way in which she was found -- my child would never do that to herself,” Robinault said. “That doesn’t even make sense. That is absolutely foul play. There is nothing to me that suggests that this was an accident. And there’s nothing to me that suggests anything else, other than that this was done to her. And I believe that in my mother’s gut.”