Houston-based Instagram influencer Alexis Sharkey has been found dead after going missing over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to her family.
“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!” Sharkey’s mother, Stacy Robinault, wrote on Facebook late Sunday.
“PLEASE GIVE US THIS TIME TO GRIEVE THIS INCREDIBLE LOSS TO OUR FAMILY AND THIS WORLD!!! WE WILL MISS YOU, LOVE!!!!”
Sharkey, 26, who’d moved to Houston earlier this year, left her home following an argument sometime Friday evening, didn’t take her car, and hadn’t been seen or heard from since Robinault told KPRC 2.
The mom, who hadn’t spoken to her daughter since before Thanksgiving, said Sharkey’s husband, Tom Sharkey, called Saturday to say she was missing.
“[He] called us up to let us know, and that’s when, of course, any parent goes into full panic mode,” Robinault told ABC 13.
The Houston Police Department didn’t have immediate details on where Alexis’ body was found or how she died. A spokesperson told The Post more information would be released later Monday.
Alexis, who had more than 21,000 followers on Instagram, considered herself a “mentor” and last told her followers about a week ago that she wanted to move to Tulum after falling in love with the Mexican locale.
Late Sunday, her husband posted a picture of Alexis in her wedding dress with the caption, “Never seen or felt such beauty! You are my world!”
He also posted a message on his story to defend himself — saying people who had negative things to say about how his wife went missing should be “ashamed.”
“I just want to say this! While some of you were posting on social media helping us locate my world! And we appreciate all your help, Love, and support! Others were wasting [sic] time talking about other things. Basically crap talk! And if my wife would of seen this she would be disappointed in your actions! You all should be ashamed of yourselves!” Tom wrote.
“I HAVE BEEN ASSISTING THE DEPUTIES AND MAKING PHONE CALLS TO FINE [SIC] OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO MY WIFE. NEXT TIME…. STOP AND THINK! AND REALIZE! YOU DON’T KNOW IT ALL!”