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.
HomeAway is a popular online platform used by travelers for finding and booking vacation rentals, has taken an offer for a condo in Quintana Roo, Mexico, where an Iowa family was found dead last week.
“Our most sincere condolences go out to the loved ones of the Sharp family for their tragic loss,” a spokesman of the company said in a statement issued to the Des Moines Daily Register. “We are monitoring this terrible situation at the foot.”
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The company confirmed to the Register that is in the apartment where the family of four was found, near the city of Tulum, is not available through HomeAway.
Mexican officials said Saturday that the Sharp family, who were on vacation from Creston, Iowa, died of toxic gas inhalation, findings, which they concluded after the run of “physical studies of the gas-connection in the room.” The local prosecutors’ office is also excluded any evidence of foul play.
Kevin and Amy Sharp, and their children Sterling and Adrianna, were discovered dead in their Mexico rent the apartment last week. Officials have confirmed that she had died of toxic gas inhalation.
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Kevin and Amy Sharp, 41 and 38, respectively, and their children Sterling, 12, and Adrianna, 7, had flown from St. Louis to Cancun for a family vacation on March 14, for the hire of a car and drive to their destination on the Yucatan Peninsula, Amy’s sister told the Creston News Advertiser. They notified family members that they had arrived, but that was reportedly the last anyone heard of them.
Family members were involved in the Sharps is not back from the trip on 21 March as planned. Attempts to keep track of the family through their mobile phones revealed there is “no movement”. The deceased family was later found during a welfare check on March 23.
The Quintana Roo prosecutors’ office said the family had been dead for between 36 and 48 hours, by the time they were found.
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A spokesman of the Quintana Roo ministry of office could not confirm whether the owner of the complex, in the Tao condominium complex, would be faced with the costs, Reuters reports. HomeAway would not disclose his name or the address of the Des Moines Register, for privacy reasons.