Iowa Family Reportedly Found Dead Inside Mexican Condo

Santiago Meza Lopez with human remains

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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.

"Please respect the family at this time as they go through the grieving process", she wrote. Kevin and Amy Sharp, as well as their two children, were confirmed dead by police in their hometown of Creston, Iowa, the Des Moines Register reported.

The bodies of Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp of Creston were found in a rented condo in Mexico Friday.

The family, in a Facebook statement, said there was no foul play.

"During the inspection, (the authorities) found no trace of violence on the bodies or in the room", authorities said.

The apartment involved was registered in the name of the man.

The cause of death is still uncertain.

They told family and friends on March 15 that they had safely arrived at the condo, which they would be staying at until Wednesday.

The sister, Renee Hoyt, said the Sharps were scheduled to return to the USA this week.

A statement on the website said: "While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organisation assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by US citizens".

They were found a week after their family had last heard from them, prompting social media posts - and worry in tiny Creston, Iowa.

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

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

When the family didn't arrive in St. Louis, family members contacted authorities, she said. "We'll work through this together". "We got told last night Kevin sent a text to Travis Anderson around 5 p.m. Thursday and Travis responded around 11:30 and has not heard anything back". They also tried to locate the family by tracing their cell phones but found there was "no movement on their phones".

Their stay at the hotel was scheduled between March 14 to March 21, according to the news outlet.

A new security alert was recently issued by the state department - for that part of Mexico after an explosion on a tourist ferry in Playa Del Carmen.

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