Alexis Sharkey murder: Husband wanted for murder of the social media influencer killed himself as police tried to arrest him

Alexis Sharkey murder: Husband wanted for murder of the social media influencer killed himself as police tried to arrest him



Almost a year after 26-year-old popular Instagram influencer, Alexis Sharkey was found dead on the side of a west Houston road just after Thanksgiving, her fugitive husband suspected of murdering her has reportedly shot and killed himself as US Marshals moved in to arrest him.



On Wednesday October 6, Houston police confirmed that 50-year-old Tom Sharkey who was wanted for his wife's murder, died of an apparent gunshot wound to the head as authorities in Florida attempted to take him into custody.



24 hours after Alexis disappeared, her naked body was found on the side of the road, miles from her home. Officials believed her body had been "carefully placed" at the side of the road.



Tom, a bodybuilder, had denied claims that he had a fallout with his wife and that they hsd argued before her death, but an arrest warrant was issued last month When more evidence of his involvement in her death was found.







Marshals had traced him to his daughter's home and were preparing to arrest him when he died in an apparent suicide. A relative claimed he ran upstairs and shot himself at about 1am on Wednesday October 6th, local media reported.



His body was found after marshals knocked on the door and began searching the home in Fort Myers, Florida. Police said Tom was the only person with the "means, motive and opportunity" to have carried out the murder of Alexis.



It was also revealed that an autopsy report released on January 19, 2021, about seven weeks after Alexis was found dead, revealed she was strangled and her death was ruled a homicide.


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