Popular beauty influencer Alexis Sharkey has been found dead two days after she vanished and triggered a panic among her loved ones (Pictures: Instagram)
A popular influencer’s naked corpse was found on the side of a road two days after she vanished. Alexis Sharkey’s remains were found on Sunday, her stricken mother Stacey Clark Robinault announced, two days after she was last seen alive at her home in Houston, Texas.
Alexis’s body was found by a Houston public works employee after they spotted a pair of feet sticking out from under some bushes. The influencer had no visible injuries on her remains, and is believed to have lain where she was found overnight.
Houston Police Department are investigating Alexis’s death, and are carrying out an autopsy to try and work out how she died. They have given no indication as to whether foul play may have been involved.
Announcing the tragic news, Robinault wrote: ‘It’s with deeply broken hearts that Mike and I want to let you all know that Lexi’s body has been found. 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!!!!’ Further details on where Alexis was found, and how she met her death have not yet been released.
Alexis, who described herself as a beauty influencer to her 21,500 Instagram followers, was last seen at her home on Friday. Her worried husband calling his mother-in-law at her home in Youngsville, Pennsylvania, to share his concerns.
Explaining her reaction to the worrying call, Robinault told KTRK: ‘We were notified on Saturday that she was missing by her husband. (He) called us up to let us know, and that’s when, of course, any parent goes into full panic mode.’
Robinault said she and her daughter had exchanged a brief ‘Love you’ on Thanksgiving last week. Alexis had last visited her Pennsylvania home on Christmas last year, before moving to Houston in January.
Alexis disappeared on Friday, with her stricken mother Stacey Robinault issuing a Facebook plea for information as to her daughter’s whereabouts (Picture: Instagram)
News of her sudden disappearance also prompted the influencer’s two sisters to frantically contact her in the hopes of tracking Alexis down.
Robinault said her daughter was independent – but that it was very out-of-character for her to suddenly go silent.
She explained: ‘She would not necessarily contact me every day. She’s kind of got an independent flare, so I just let her live and we just communicate as needed and definitely do.
‘But she has a close-knit group of friends.
‘They’ve never known her to disappear and I’ve never known her to not communicate when we reach out to her … ever. She always has her phone with her. She always responds.’
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