Alexis Sharkey’s husband kills himself after U.S. Marshals attempt to arrest him for his wife’s murder.
Thomas Sharkey was being pursued by investigators when they discovered him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
Alexis Sharkey, an Instagram influencer, was reported missing for the first time after Thanksgiving 2020. Authorities quickly declared her body a homicide when they found it in January.
Their primary suspect, Thomas Sharkey, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At the time Alexis died, the couple had been separated.
According to People, a Houston police spokesperson stated Wednesday at a press conference that Thomas, 50, was “the only one with the means and motives to kill Alexis.” An investigation revealed that the couple had a history of violence.
According to Houston police, Thomas was not honest with them during the investigation. He even tried to bring up other suspects per KHOU.
Thomas wasn’t the one who reported Alexis as missing to the police. That was a friend.
Thomas was being investigated as a primary suspect in the murder of his wife. On September 29, a warrant was issued for Thomas’ arrest.
The police stated that Thomas had moved from Texas to Georgia following the death of his wife.
After he had finally met with police regarding the case, he ghosted them before moving to Florida.
U.S. Marshals were called in to assist him as he was in another state, where he was reportedly living with his child. To help with the arrest, U.S. Marshals were called.
According to police, Thomas shot himself after deputies arrived at Thomas’ house at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday.
In January, autopsy results revealed that Alexis was strangled to death. Her body was discovered naked on a freeway, with no visible injuries.
Her family stated that the 26-year old had been gone since Thanksgiving Day, when she walked out of an argument.
However, she never returned. On Friday, November 27, she was last heard from.
A City of Houston employee working in public works found her the following day. She had seen her feet under some bushes as she drove past.
Alexis’ family claimed that Thomas informed them of her disappearance the day before her body was discovered.
He began to post throwback photos of the couple and even attacked people via Instagram Stories, insisting that he was helping the investigation.