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Iowa family of four found dead in Mexican resort town

Iowa family of four found dead in Mexican resort town

"The Sharps have been located".

Ashli Peterson, a relative, posted on Facebook on Thursday night that the family was not on their scheduled Wednesday flight from Cancun to St. Louis, Missouri. News reports quickly followed, also noting that foul play was likely not a factor.

The Mexico Tourism Board said in a statement it was aware of the investigation and "we would like to express our sympathies to all family and friends of the Sharp family". The clocks go forward TONIGHT.so do you know what time to change them?

Asked specifically about the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning, Peterson said she had no information at this time to indicate carbon monoxide as a factor in the deaths.

Creston authorities validated they had actually passed away in their trip condo in Akumal, Mexico, near Tulum.

Autopsies are being conducted in Mexico, the police statement said.

Photo Amy Sharp, her husband, Kevin, and their children, Sterling and Adrianna, were found dead in a condominium in Mexico on Friday.

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The Sharp family was reported missing by relatives in their hometown of Creston early Friday, about a week after the family left for vacation.

The Sharps' family members made a decision to wait for the last flight from Cancun to St. Louis to arrive on Thursday in case the Sharps had just planned to stay an extra day, Weland told ABC News. The family had planned to then drive about 200 miles (322 kilometers) to Danville, Illinois, to watch a basketball game Thursday, Hoyt said.

The day after the Sharps departed, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory urging Americans to "exercise increased caution" when traveling in the state of Quintana Roo, which also includes Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen. "This family is an instrumental part of our Southwestern family, and we are all grieving their loss". "They were to be right here enjoying us play basketball today", Lorensen stated.

Peterson said the family filed a missing persons' report via the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.

Authorities said there were no signs of violence and the victims showed no visible injuries, though the corpses were already decomposing.

In the predawn hours, Tulum police found the bodies of the children in front of the television at the apartment inside a complex known as Tao Residences.

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