Shortly before her death, friends of the late Instagram influencer, Alexis Sharkey, spoke about their concerns for her and said they believed she had been murdered.
The 26-year-old Sharkey was found dead by the side of the road near I-10, about 17 miles west of downtown Houston, on Saturday. She was formally identified on Monday.
Sharkey’s friends, Lauren Breaux, Ally Cale and Courtney Ehninger, spoke of how she feared for her life before she died.
“We do not know what happened. We obviously had ideas. We believe she was murdered, absolutely,” Breaux told ABC13.
“I’ll be honest, she confided in me how worried she was about her safety when we went to Marfa, Texas almost a month ago. We were sitting at dinner and she snapped. We went back to our hotel room, and she confided things to me that night. I looked at her [and thought]: ‘She is petrified. This girl is afraid for her life.'”
When they were asked, the friends didn’t say who or what Sharkey was so afraid of.
Her mother also thinks that Sharkey’s death was “an absolute foul play.
“The way she was found – my child would never do that to herself,” Stacey Robinault told the KPRC, a Houston news station. “That doesn’t even make sense. It’s an absolute foul play.”
She continued. “To me, there is nothing to suggest that this was an accident,” she said, “and nothing to me suggests anything other than that it was done to her. And I believe that in my mother’s womb.”
Alexis’ husband Tom Sharkey received death threats after the news of his wife’s death.
“It’s horrible. People say a lot of crap. I get death threats and so on,” he told reporter Steve Campion of ABC7 Eyewitness News.
“None of this bothers me. What bothers me is that the world and everyone in it is focused on all the things that don’t matter… one should have concentrated on finding my wife. Everyone was still looking for her, and I found her Sunday morning in the coroner’s office. They could not identify my wife. They didn’t know who she was. She was just there.”
Tom denied the claim that the marriage had broken up and told ABC13, “She was not happy. She was stressed. I would cuddle her to try to make her strong. She was an amazing woman. Sir, my wife was an amazing woman. She really was. There are always other sides to everything. I was the one who held her, cuddled her, and gave her strength. I don’t need to correct that. I let it go the way it is. I know what my life was like with my wife.”