Missing Iowa family of four found dead while vacationing in Mexico

A family of four who were reported missing on Thursday evening were found dead in Mexico on Friday, in the Tulum holiday apartment they were staying in. Ashli Peterson said the family from Creston, Iowa, did not make their flight coming home from their vacation on Wednesday. They were found last night in their condo deceased.

The causes of death will be released after an autopsy, which will be carried out in Mexico.

"There appears to be no signs of trauma", Ver Meer said.

The family were due to depart Mexico and return home to St Louis, US, but Kevin and Amy's parents were mystified when the couple did not arrive.

Peterson wrote there has been no contact from the Sharps since March 15, when they notified their relatives that they made it to Mexico safely. Their social media accounts had also been inactive.

Amy's mother, Beth Fry, told the Des Moines Register that "half my family is gone". We extend our honest condolences to friends and family. "One way or another, we will", Fry said.

An Iowa family was found dead in a condo near Tulum, Mexico.

The family didn't show up for the game at Southwest Community College and did not notify any relatives in the USA about any change in plans to their trip.

Family members said Kevin was a beer distributor for his family's company Southwest Distributing Co.

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Sharp first got involved in the speedway through his beer distribution business, and eventually became a board member, track announcer Bob Harris said. Amy was a dental-claims specialist and the two children were very active.

Amy Sharp's sister, Renee Hoyt, told the Creston News Advertiser that the last anyone heard from the Sharps was on the 15th.

The Sharps were big fans of Southwestern men's basketball team. The office said that "no signs of violence were found on the bodies or in the room", though authorities said it wasn't immediately clear what caused the deaths.

"I consider them friends", Lorensen said.

"We have also pinged cells phones and show that they are still in Mexico with no movement on their phones", she wrote. "Members of their family members have actually been solid Southwestern advocates for many years".

Fry described the family as living "life on the fly".

"To my knowledge, they went to sleep and never woke up", she said.

The bodies of Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp of Creston were found in a rented condo in Mexico Friday. A local news outlet in Mexico reports investigators are looking into whether food poisoning or a gas leak could have been responsible.

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