An Instagram influencer was found dead in Houston Saturday morning, confirming family and friends’ worst fears.
26-year-old Alexis Sharkey was supposed to meet friends for a movie night on Saturday, however freinds began to worry when she wasn’t responding to any phone calls or texts.
According to her mother, Stacey Clark Robinault, Alexis was last heard from on Friday evening.
On Saturday, Alexis’ nude body was found off the side of a road in West Houston, Houston police said, according to a previous KHOU11 report.
Police say an investigation into her death is ongoing.
Alexis’ friend Tanya Ricardo told KHOU11 that Alexis spent Thanksgiving at her house and last spoke with her around 6 p.m. on Friday.
Tanya explained that it was odd for Alexis not to respond. When Alexis was unresponsive Saturday, her friends and family began to worry.
“She is attached to her phone. She is a social media queen. She is an influencer. She works from her phone.”
On Saturday, Alexis’ mom posted a plea on Facebook, saying that her daughter had been missing for more than 24 hours. She said that she was alerted her daughter was missing by her son-in-law, Tom Sharkey.
On Sunday night, Stacey shared another post, confirming that her daughter’s body had been found.
“It’s with deeply broken hearts that Mike and I want to let you all know that Lexi’s body has been found,” she wrote. “We cannot begin to thank you all for your love and the kind words you’ve extended to our family! Please give us this time to grieve this incredible loss to our family and this world!!! We will miss you, Love!!!!”
Alexis had moved to Houston with her husband in January. Those close to the couple say that she and her husband had been going through a rough patch in their relationship.
“Recently, she opened up to us about it and divorce was being filed,”the friend said.“She was a very private person. She didn’t share a lot about what was going on at home.”
Tom has shared several posts on Facebook grieving the loss of his wife.
“You made life so incredible! Made sense of my existence! My purpose! And showed me how to truly love!” he wrote in one post, sharing photos of Alexis trying on wedding dresses. In another, he added, “My world! My everything! I’m so lost right now! My one and only!”
A vigil has been scheduled for December 3 at Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park.
A GoFundMe campaign has been created to raise money for Alexis’ memorial.