Hours after Alexis Sharkey’s disappearance, the 26-year-old was found dead on the side of the road. What happened to the US influencer is unclear.
Alexis Sharkey was reported missing on Friday.
Family members searched for the Houston, Texas influencer via local and social media.
Her body was found on Saturday. She was naked and initially there were no signs of violence.
The investigation is underway, her mother suspects murder.
Since Sunday, their relatives have had the certainty: Alexis Sharkey (26) is dead. The influencer from Houston, USA, who has 30,000 Instagram followers, died shortly after Thanksgiving. It is still unclear how her death came about, the police are investigating.
Friends, family members, and the local media are puzzling over what happened to Alexis. You assume a crime. We summarize ten things that are known so far about the mysterious death:
The day after Thanksgiving, she disappeared without a trace
Alexis was reported missing on Friday. Her husband Tom Sharkey (49) informed the family on Saturday, according to the local news portal ABC13: He had not heard from his wife for a day.
Alexis’ mother posted a missing person report on Facebook on Saturday. “My daughter, Alexis Sharkey, is missing!” Wrote Stacey Robinault. There has been no sign of life from her for over 24 hours, the police have been alerted.
Friends immediately raised the alarm
On Thanksgiving Thursday, Alexis was still with her, told her friend Tanya Ricardo to the news channel KHOU11. The last time she heard from her was on Friday evening, on Saturday they actually wanted to meet to watch a film. It is unusual that she has not responded to calls for so long: “She has grown on her phone. She is a social media queen. She is an influencer. She works from her phone. “
When her friends realized that Alexis had not posted anything for twelve hours, it was clear that something must have happened to her.
This photo of Alexis (right) and friend Tanya (center) was taken on Thanksgiving:
Quarrel with a stranger
Shortly before her disappearance, Alexis is said to have had an argument with someone who has not yet been identified. Her mom told Eyewitness News that. More is not yet known.
Man found naked corpse in the bushes
On Saturday morning, a Houston Public Works employee found an unclothed body near a freeway four kilometers from Alexis’ apartment. According to investigators, the man was driving when he discovered feet in bushes, writes ABC13.com.
The woman’s body showed no visible injuries. In addition, it is assumed that the body was lying there all night.
Police confirm Alexi’s death
On Monday, the police officially announced that the body found was Alexis Sharkey.
Family and friends say goodbye
Alexis’ mother spread the sad news on Sunday on their Facebook profile:
Her husband Tom also mourns on Facebook and says goodbye in several posts:
Influencer and friend Ally Cale called for a vigil next Thursday:
Alexis had marital problems
Again and again, Alexis posted pictures with her husband Tom, with whom she had been married for about a year. She also moved to Houston for the 49-year-old in January.
Alexis didn’t talk much about their relationship, friend Tanya Ricardo told KHOU11. “She didn’t say much about what was going on at home.” She recently informed her friends that she and her husband were in a difficult phase, “the divorce was filed”.
The circumstances of death are still unclear
The cause of death of Alexis Sharkey is not yet known. The autopsy report is pending and the police are in the middle of the investigation. Various local media are looking for witnesses.
Your mother suspects a crime. “I think she was murdered,” Stacey Robinault told ABC13. You feel it. «As a young mother I learned to trust my gut instinct. It won’t let me down. “
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Alexis Sharkey didn’t reveal much
Even if she worked as an influencer and was constantly online: Sharkey shared only a few private details about herself, her friends say. Her Instagram account, which is still active, mainly contains posts from trips, with friends or recommendations for beauty products.
Friends raise money for funeral
A friend launched a fundraiser on Gofundme.com to raise money for Alexi’s family. “The Robinault family is currently experiencing the biggest nightmare that parents can have,” says the website. “The last thing you should think about is travel expenses and funeral expenses for your daughter.” Over 17,000 francs have already been donated (as of Tuesday evening, 6 p.m.).
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