Alexis Sharkey update: Social media influencer was strangled; death ruled homicide
01/20/2021 2:03 pm PST
By Amanda Cochran, KPRC
HOUSTON (KPRC) -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences has determined the cause of death of Alexis Leigh Robinault Sharkey was strangulation. The office said the manner is homicide.
An autopsy report will be available after law enforcement concludes its case, according to officials.
Sharkey, a social media influencer, was found dead on November 28, 2020, by a Houston Public Works employee. A news release said her naked body was found in the 1000 block of Red Haw Street about 8:30 a.m. Sharkey was previously listed as a missing person. Her mother shared news of her disappearance and death on social media.
No wounds were visible on her body. The Houston Chronicle reports police officials said the investigation into her death continues and no arrests have been made.
Husband Tom Sharkey, nor Robinault's parents, could not be reached Tuesday for comment, the Chronicle reported. Amid the investigation, the medical's examiner's office switched Robinault's next-of-kin from that of her husband to her parents. No explanation was provided.
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