The nude body of Alexis Sharkey, a 26-year-old social media influencer, was discovered by Houston sanitation workers around 8:30am on Friday, November 27, 2020. Since her discovery there have been no arrest and police have considered no one a suspect or person of interest in the case. As true crime addicts continue to wait for updates on the case, here is what we know so far about who killed Alexis Sharkey.
Not An “Influencer”
According to Alexis Sharkey’s sibling Tobi Robinault, Alexis “hated” being referred to as an influencer. Tobi stated that her sister “wasn’t trying to affect something. She was a wise, savvy, profitable business woman.”
Alexis preferred to be called a ‘mentor’, which is what the Florida-based hair and skin care company she worked for, Monat, wanted their sales force to be referred to.
Sharkey was an executive director of the multi-level marketing company, many refer to as a “pyramid scheme”. The products sold by Monat has faced multiple complaints in its past. Customers are warned against the product’s adverse effects, which include balding and itching of the skin.
Brittney Pember, a friend and Monat consultant, recalled knowing Alexis, “when I saw her, I was like, she’s radiating. She worked her butt off to get where she was and to see such success in a person who is just a couple years older than me was absolutely incredible. She was just so smart and so funny.”
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To sell products and promote skin care products, Alexis took to social media, where she built up a large Instagram following. It was her lack of posting for twelve hours that motivated police to start their search of the missing woman.
“Clean and Carefully Placed in a Bush”
According to the husband, Thomas James Sharkey, Alexis “took off” from the couple’s apartment on Thanksgiving night while she was under the influence.
The next morning City of Houston Solid Waste supervisor John Richardson discovered her, who at first believed he was looking a a mannequin.
“I mean, just threw her on the side of the road, naked, like garbage. I just, I don’t get it.”
Sharkey’s body was found at 1000 Red Haw Lane, tossed out on the side of the highway. Her body was “clean and carefully placed in a bush.”
Although the full autopsy report has not been made public, there were no visible wounds, however, strangulation seems to be the official cause of death.
Was The Husband Involved?
Police link most murder victims in someway to someone they know. Police usually look at the husband or other family members before broadening their case research. For this reason, the husband of Alexis Sharkey is under police radar as being involved in the murder.
Alexis Leigh Robinault first met Thomas James Sharkey when she briefly lived in Midland-Odessa. Online sources claim that the couple met in a local bar Thomas frequented after his day job in the oil fields.
According to Alexis Sharkey’s friends, Tom, 49-years-old to her 26, was becoming physically abusive to his new wife of less than a year. One friend who wishes to remain anonymous told the Daily Beast about a recent trip to Marfa, Texas. “Throughout the trip, he was sending really awful, nasty messages to her, but one night when she and I were talking alone she said, “he strangles me and chokes me out and I blackout and wake up on the bathroom floor every single time.”
Could Alexis’ Sharkey’s death been caused by her husband, Thomas Sharkey, as he choked her unconscience?
Another friend of hers, Lauren Breaux told FoxNews, “I’m going to be honest, she confided in me about how worried she was for her safety when we went to Marfa, Texas, almost a month ago. We were sitting down at dinner and she lost it. We walked back to our hotel room, and she confided in me that night.”
The husband has since cut off call communication with Alexis’s mother and has even refused to let the body be brought back home to Pennsylvania from Houston, Texas.
Her mother Stacey Robinault said,
“I want people to remember her as someone who was loving, and generous, and so full of light and joy.” She was a lovely, outstanding human being.”
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