How did Thomas Sharkey die? Cops were hunting him for Alexis murder before death
Cops in Florida were trying to nab Thomas Sharkey for Alexis' murder in 2020, a couple of hours before he was found dead on October 6
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Alexis Sharkey was found murdered just after Thanksgiving last year under mysterious conditions, on the side of a road in Houston. Since then cops hadn't divulged any details regarding the investigation, be it related to the people that were suspects or the leads they were pursuing. Fast forward to October 6, 2021, Houston police confirmed that her husband Tom Sharkey was wanted in Alexis' murder. The cops were trying to take him into custody for a few hours and their pursuit ended with them discovering Tom's dead body.
In the past, we did extensive reporting on Alexis' death and the dynamics between Tom and his dead wife's family. Things took quite an ugly turn revealed Alexis' mother saying she had to "fight" Tom for a glimpse of her daughter's body. "I didn’t think I was gonna get her, and I had actually given up hope when all of the sudden the forensics lab called me. It just was a very strange – I’d almost call it ‘fight’ to get her," Stacey Robinault had said. After her death, Alexis' group of best friends had vowed to fight for justice and claimed they had "a lot of information" to share with the police. They claimed Alexis told them she and Tom were in the process of separating, months before her nude body was found "delicately placed" at the side of a road.
How did Tom Sharkey die?
According to reports, Tom Sharkey died by suicide. He was found with a gunshot wound to the head. During the press briefing, investigators looking to nab him said he was the only person with a motive to kill Alexis and believed the death was a result of domestic violence. They revealed the arrest warrant was issued on September 29 and there were plans to take him in custody in Harris County. However, it was soon clear that he was on the run and a fugitive task force tracked him to his hometown of Fort Meyers, Florida on October 5 where he was staying with a relative at their home.
Authorities say they reached the house and asked to speak with Tom. This is when he used a firearm and shot himself fatally, police said. They also revealed there are no further suspects connected to Alexis' death.