usband wanted in connection to death of social media star Alexis Sharkey found dead in south Fort Myers.
A guy sought in connection with his wife, social media sensation Alexis Sharkey (Robinault),
was discovered dead in an apparent suicide.
Sharkey was sought for the death of his wife and was living with his daughter in south Fort Myers,
according to marshals.
In January, two months after her corpse was discovered in roadside bushes,
the death of the Houston social media sensation has been declared a murder.
According to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences,
Alexis Sharkey, 26, died of strangulation despite the fact that no marks were evident on her body.
On Nov. 28, a municipal employee discovered her corpse approximately 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) from her residence. The night prior, she was last seen alive.
According to the Houston Chronicle in January,
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police authorities stated the investigation into her death is still ongoing and no charges have been made.
“The investigation concluded that her husband, Thomas Sharkey, was the only one with the means,
motivation, and opportunity to conduct the murder,” stated Houston Police Department Det.
Michael Burrow during a press conference. “We discovered that the two of them had a history of domestic violence,
that their relationship was ending, and that a divorce was imminent.”
Investigators discovered friction between the pair, according to Burrow.
“We have a lot of evidence that there was a separation,
that [Sharkey] was interested in reuniting with [Alexis], and that [Alexis] did not seem to be,” Burrow said.
Alexis Sharkey, who according to the Chronicle went by her maiden name of Robinault on occasion,
amassed a sizable Instagram following by flaunting cosmetic goods.
She described herself as a “mentor” for Monat, a hair and skin care product marketing business.
U.S. Marshals from the Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force went to her husband Tom Sharkey’s house on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
Sharkey was sought for the death of his wife and was living with his daughter in Fort Myers, according to Marshals.
His daughter and her boyfriend came out when law officers knocked on the door and announced themselves.
Sharkey allegedly shot and killed himself inside the house at that point, according to marshals.
“Mr. Sharkey evaded them, went upstairs when he realized law enforcement was on the way and used a pistol
arm to take his own life,” Burrow said.
“At the time, Mr. Sharkey’s family was unaware that he was wanted in the case because we were able to keep the
warrant secret.” Mr. Sharkey was apparently unaware that he was sought until he was approached by law police
We talked with a neighbor who was home when Sharkey was arrested by authorities.
“I was lying in bed when I heard a lot of vehicle doors bang, bam, bam, bam,”
said neighbor Richard Valient. “When I glanced out this window, I saw a swarm of police vehicles.” ‘Oh!’ I exclaimed… You have no clue, and that is terrifying to me.”
Sharkey moved from Georgia to Florida in August.
Burrow said that there was not a single piece of evidence that brought investigators to him as a suspect,
but rather the investigation’s steady development.
“Over time, Mr. Sharkey’s behavior and our conversations with him, as well as the evolving stories and our ability to disprove stories, it took time,
and eventually, the mountain of evidence became high enough,” Burrow said.
“We had to examine other suspects, including individuals provided by Mr. Sharkey, so no,
we weren’t able to go through with an arrest until we were able to get to a place where we had adequately eliminated the other possibilities.”
The medical examiner’s office changed Alexis Sharkey‘s next-of-kin from her husband to her parents throughout the inquiry. There was no explanation given.
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