Family and friends mourn the loss of Iowa family of four who were found dead in Mexico



Iowa family missing in Mexico found dead

The family of four was found in the apartment they rented in a tourist complex in Tulum, Mexico.

Family and friends mourn the loss of an Iowa family of four that Thursday has been found dead in an apartment in Mexico after going missing.

The family – Kevin Wayne Sharp, 41, Amy Marie Sharp, 38, Sterling, Wayne Sharp, 12, and Adrianna Maria Sharp, 7, left their place of residence Creston, Iowa, to travel to Akumal, Mexico, on March 14, 2018.

Chief Paul Far More of the Creston Police told Fox News the family was found dead Thursday night in an apartment they rented in Akumal. The family is the cause of death was not immediately known, but the department was awaiting the autopsy-reports.

“There seems to be no signs of trauma,” Far More said.

Family members were worried about the family after they were supposed to return Wednesday of the trip, but did not return. Ashli Peterson, a member of the family, said the Sharps notified family members that they are there to Mexico safely, but that was the last time that they heard of them.



Peterson said the family filed a missing persons report through the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. They have also tried to locate the family by tracing their mobile phones, but there was “no movement on their phone.” The family of the social media accounts were also at a standstill.

Amy’s mother, Beth Cook, told the Des Moines Register that “half of my family is gone.”

“We are determined. We have the love and support of family and friends and we will get through it. One way or another, we will,” Fry said.

Family and friends mourn the loss of the Sharp family who were found dead in an apartment in Mexico on Friday, 23 March 2018.


A number of relatives and friends gathered at Fry’s house to mourn the loss of the family they knew and loved.

Family members said Kevin was a beer distributor for his family with a company in the south-West of the Distribution of Co. He was also a stock car racer. Amy was a dental claims specialist and the two children were very active.

Renee Hoyt, Amy’s sister, told the Des Moines Register that Adrianna was “our fashion stylist” and the pound Sterling was very much in the sport.

The Sharp family were big fans of Southwestern Community College’s sports teams. Fry said that the family often welcomed the team of basketball players in their home for dinner and holidays.

The coach of the Spartans, the basketball team, Todd Lorensen told the Des Moines Register that the family would follow to the games.

“I consider them as friends,” Lorensen said. “They were here too, looking to us to play. This family is a part of our Southwest family, and we are all mourning their loss.”


Fry described for the family of the “life” on the fly.”

She said that her daughter and Kevin were married for more than 16 years and got together after a weekend to St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. The two were friends before getting together.

The cause of the family death was not immediately known, and autopsies were performed in Mexico. The Quintana Roo prosecutor said that there was “no signs of violence found on the body or in the room.”

The Omaha World-Herald reported that Mexican officials were investigating reports of a gas leak, but that was not immediately confirmed.

The family the funeral is scheduled for the end of next week at the college. Hundreds of people are expected.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular