Alexis Sharkey: Influencer was nude when body was found after argument with 'mystery person’, say cops as new details emerge
The 26-year-old Alexis Sharkey's body was found on the side of the 1-10 service road about three miles from her apartment outside which she was last seen on November 27
HOUSTON, TEXAS: An Instagram influencer who was found dead after going missing on Friday, November 27, was found naked, it has now been revealed according to reports.
Alexis Sharkey, a Houston resident, was found dead at around 8.30 am on Saturday, November 28, morning less than 24 hours after she was last seen. The 26-year-old was spotted by city workers who had been driving down the street, according to the Houston Police Department and KHOU 11.
Sharkey's nude body had no visible wounds when she was found on the side of the 1-10 service road close to a four-star hotel around three miles from her apartment. Sharkey described herself as a "mentor" whose name was actually Alexis Robinault. According to the Houston Police Department, her cause of death has not yet been determined.
One of Sharkey's friends Tanya Ricardo spoke to KHOU 11 and said, "I mean, just threw her on the side of the road, naked, like garbage. I just, I don't get it... No one gets away with something like this. No one."
Sharkey, who had a following of around 21,000 on Instagram would frequently post about her husband Tom Sharkey whom she had married last year but had been having some difficulties with. Ricardo shared, "Recently, she opened up to us about it and divorce was being filed."
"She was a very private person. She didn’t share a lot about what was going on at home," Ricardo continued. The new details surrounding the death of Sharkey raise questions on when her loved ones were notified of her death and what exactly led to her untimely passing.
The sad news was confirmed by Stacey Robinault, Sharkey's mother. Stacey took to Facebook to share, "It’s with deeply broken hearts that Mike and I want to let you all know that Lexi’s body has been found. We cannot begin to thank you all for your love and the kind words you’ve extended to our family! Please give us this time to grieve this incredible loss to our family and this world!!! We will miss you, Love!!!!"
Her mother had initially told local media that her daughter had left her apartment on Friday, November 27, night after having an argument with her husband. She did not take her car and was unreachable for the rest of the night and into the morning, the family said.
However, police have not confirmed that the person she reportedly had an argument with was actually her husband.
The next day, Sharkey's husband called her mother to let her know that she was missing. The new details that have emerged around her death also raise questions about the HPD's investigation. On late Sunday, November 29, Tom had written on Instagram that he had been helping authorities locate his wife but it is unclear whether he was notified of the body that was found close to his home on Saturday morning.
Tom slammed any critics who accused him of having something to do with her disappearance. He said, "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 [sic] out what happened to my wife. Next time…. stop and think! And realize! You don’t know it all!" he wrote.