Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

A fugitive bodybuilder wanted for the murder of his influencer wife was found dead of a gunshot wound moments after US Marshals caught up with him. 

Tom Sharkey, whose influencer wife Alexis Sharkey was found naked and strangled by the side of a road in Houston in November 2020, was himself found dead from a gunshot wound to the head. 

US Marshals confirmed the 49-year-old Sharkey’s death to KHOU 11 Wednesday morning.

Houston police revealed that their investigation determined that Tom Sharkey was the only person with the ‘means, motive and opportunity’ to have committed the murder.  

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

Tom Sharkey, who’s influencer wife Alexis Sharkey was found naked and dead late last year in Houston, was himself found dead from a gunshot wound to the head

They established a history of domestic violence between the couple. They also said Tom Sharkey had lied to believe and they had developed probable cause and an arrest warrant. 

Police described Sharkey as ‘evasive’ throughout the investigation. The plan was to charge him with murder. 

A task force determined he was in the Fort Myers, Florida area where he was staying with a relative. They were able to make contact with him at around 10 p.m. Tuesday night. 

He then ran upstairs and took his own life using a firearm. The relative on the scene confirmed it was him. 

There are no other suspects and no one else is being investigated in connection with the case. They have ‘clear evidence’ that Sharkey acted alone. 

Social media influencer Alexis Sharkey’s autopsy has revealed she was strangled to death after her naked body was found dumped by the side of the road in Texas over Thanksgiving 2020.  

Sharkey vanished on November 27 after allegedly having a fight with her husband Tom.

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

Social media influencer Alexis Sharkey’s autopsy has revealed she was strangled to death after her naked body was found dumped by the side of the road in Texas over Thanksgiving 2020

Her naked body was found on a roadside in Houston the following day by a sanitation department worker who spotted her feet in some bushes. 

Police said at the time that her body showed no signs of visible wounds, which led to initial speculation she may have overdosed.  

Her body was found about three miles from the apartment she shared with her husband.  

Friends revealed after her death that she was trying to file for divorce from her husband and that he had allegedly abused her.

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

Friends revealed after her death that she was trying to file for divorce from her husband and that he had allegedly abused her. Her husband has publicly denied those allegations. They are pictured together on Halloween last year

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

They say Sharkey, who had more than 21,000 followers on Instagram and regularly shared updates about her life, had confided in them on a recent trip to Mexico that she feared for her life but it was not clear why

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News
, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

, Husband of influencer who was killed last year is found dead with gunshot wound to the head, Nzuchi Times National News

Her husband has publicly denied those allegations, saying that Sharkey was unhappy and stressed at the time

They say Sharkey, who had more than 21,000 followers on Instagram and regularly shared updates about her life, had confided in them on a recent trip to Mexico that she feared for her life but it was not clear why. 

Her husband has publicly denied those allegations, saying that Sharkey was unhappy and stressed at the time. 

‘She wasn’t happy. She was stressed. I would cuddle her to try to make her strong. She was an amazing woman,’ Tom told KTRK-TV at the time. 

‘My wife was an amazing woman. She really was. There’s always other sides to everything. I was the one holding her, cuddling her, and building her back up.

‘I don’t need to set the record straight. I’ll let it play out the way it is. I know what my life was with my wife.’  

Sharkey’s mother Stacey Robinault had always been convinced that her daughter was murdered.

Robinault told ABC13 at the time that her son-in-law had called to say Sharkey was missing a day after he had last seen her.  

Sharkey’s mother said that her daughter ‘had an argument’ with her husband before leaving the house without her car.  

Tom denied that he got into a fight with his wife the night she went missing. 

He said that just before she disappeared, he urged his wife not to leave their home as she was ‘under the influence’ but he did not elaborate further.

‘We didn’t fight when she left,’ he said. ‘I just told her she couldn’t drive under the influence. She left anyhow. This is where we’re at.’

Robinault revealed last month that she had to fight her son-in-law to get custody of Sharkey’s body in order to bury her in her home state of Pennsylvania.  

‘As her husband, he would have primary custody of what determined what happened with her, and he had said all along that he was willing to let her come home,’ Robinault told FOX26.

She said Tom eventually stopped cooperating with the family. 

‘It just was a very strange – I’d almost call it – fight to get her,’ Robinault said. 

‘I didn’t think I was gonna get her, and I had actually given up hope, when all of the sudden the forensics lab called me.’

The medical examiner eventually made Robinault the next of kin after two weeks of inaction from Tom.  

The couple had been married about a year and had moved to Houston a year prior to her death.