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Missing family of 4 found dead in tourist area of Tulum, Mexico

24 March 2018

The Creston Police Department has confirmed that four members of a local family that other family members say are missing in Mexico have been added to a missing persons database.

Authorities in the US and Mexico both told reporters that foul play was not suspected in the deaths, and an Iowa-based reporter citing a Mexican news outlet said on Twitter that the bodies were found in an advanced state of decomposition.

Autopsies are being performed in Mexico and results are pending, according to police.

The bodies of an Iowa couple and their two children were found in a rented condo in Mexico on Friday, though it wasn't immediately clear what caused their deaths, according to investigators. "There was no foul play!"

Peterson also asked for privacy while the family grieves.

According to Facebook posts from family members, the Sharps left the US on March 15th on a destination to Tulum, Mexico.

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They were scheduled to fly back from Cancun on Wednesday, March 21, and arrive in St. Louis at 6 p.m. Then, they were supposed to travel to Danville, Illinois, for a Southwestern Community College men's basketball game Thursday.

"There has still not been any contact from them", she wrote on Facebook. WOI is working to contact the family and friends of the Sharps. They were hoping to find answers. Pinging the family's cellphones showed them still in Mexico and not moving.

They would certainly left the United States for Tulum, Mexico on March, 15, Peterson claimed in the blog post. "The Sharps have been located", Peterson posted. There was no foul play! "Out of respect for the family during this hard time, we have no further comment".

"Please respect the family at this time as they go through the grieving process". "Thank you for all the posts, shares, and kind words".

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

She was shot dead in broad daylight last March as she drove her son to school. Their family started to worry when they hadn't heard from them, but it was known that they had arrived safely in Mexico.

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That post included the accompanying picture.

According to Facebook posts from family members, Kevin, Amy, Sterling, and Adrianna Sharp left the US on March 15th on a destination to Tulum, Mexico.

As well, anyone concerned about illegal border crossings should support the efforts of the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund to achieve some justice for the families of the one million people, many of them US citizens, who were rounded up in the 1930s for the sole crime of being Hispanic.

Breach, a correspondent for Mexican daily La Jornada in the state of Chihuahua, on the USA border, was a celebrated investigative journalist known for hard-hitting reports on links between politicians and organized crime.

Ana Laura Perez, president of the state's commission for the protection of journalists, said Vazquez hadn't formally reported any threats, but noted that initial investigations suggest that "apparently he had been threatened by a notary, and there was also talk of threats from mayors".

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Missing family of 4 found dead in tourist area of Tulum, Mexico