The potential for foul play “has not been dominated out” within the demise of a social media influencer whose physique was discovered in Houston after she disappeared over the weekend, an official mentioned Tuesday.
An post-mortem of Alexis Sharkey was pending “additional research” as of Tuesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, the company performing the examination, mentioned the potential for foul play stays.
The 26-year-old’s bare physique was found round eight:30 a.m. Saturday close to Pink Haw Lane, officers mentioned, by a metropolis public works worker who reported seeing toes in some bushes alongside the road, in line with ABC13.
Police mentioned there have been no seen wounds on her physique.
On Tuesday, the spokesperson wouldn’t say how lengthy the extra research would take and wouldn’t affirm whether or not a toxicology examination could be performed.
Sharkey, who boasted a big following on social media, and her husband, Tom, moved to northwest Houston in the beginning of the 12 months following their wedding ceremony, her mom, Stacey Robinault, beforehand advised Fox Information.
Robinault, of Pennsylvania, mentioned Tom Sharkey advised her Saturday that his spouse “took off” and she or he grew involved.
“Everybody was in a panic. Her buddies. It made our panic worse,” she mentioned.
Robinault is adamant her daughter “did not wind up the place she was discovered on her personal.” She beforehand advised Click2Houston.com she believes her daughter’s demise was not an accident.
“The way in which wherein she was discovered – my youngster would by no means do this to herself,” Robinault reportedly mentioned. “That doesn’t even make sense. That’s completely foul play.”
The Each day Beast, citing Alexis Sharkey’s buddies, reported the younger lady wished to file for divorce or was already within the strategy of getting one. She spent a current journey arguing together with her husband and mentioned he “had been placing palms on her,” one good friend mentioned.
“All through the journey, he was sending actually terrible, nasty messages to her,” mentioned the good friend, who requested to stay nameless. “However one night time when she and I have been speaking alone she mentioned, ‘He strangles me and chokes me out and I blackout and get up on the lavatory flooring each single time.’”
The pair reportedly nonetheless was dwelling collectively.
Police didn’t touch upon Tom Sharkey when contacted by Fox Information on Tuesday, citing an ongoing investigation.
However Sharkey insisted on Fb he has been aiding police and looking for out what occurred to Alexis.
“Whereas a few of you have been posting on social media serving to us find my world! And we recognize all of your assist, Love and assist! Others have been waisting [sic] time speaking about different issues. Mainly crap speak!” he wrote on Fb Monday night time. “And if my spouse would of [sic] seen this she could be disillusioned in your actions! You all ought to be ashamed of yourselves!”
A fundraising web page created for the Robinault household raised greater than $19,000 by Tuesday afternoon, surpassing its $15,000 aim.
A memorial in Sharkey’s honor has been scheduled for Thursday.