Iowa Family of Four Found Dead in Vacation Condo in Mexico, Authorities Say

A family of four from Iowa died while vacationing in Mexico. Kevin Wayne Sharp, 41; his wife, Amy Marie Sharp, 38; Sterling Wayne Sharp, 12; and Adrianna Marie Sharp, 7, were found by authorities in their condominium in Tulum, Mexico, according to a statement sent by the Creston Police Department, in Iowa.

The family went missing on Wednesday, according to a Facebook post from a family member. Ashli Peterson said the family, which was from Creston, did not make their flight home from their vacation on Wednesday.

In her post, Peterson said the family was supposed to return to the U.S. from Cancun, Mexico, at 2:45 p.m. on March 21 and arrive in St. Louis, Missouri, at 6 p.m. that same day for a basketball game in Danville, Illinois, on March 22.

UPDATE: The Sharps have been located. They were found last night in their condo deceased. There was no foul play! At...

Posted by Ashli Peterson on Thursday, March 22, 2018

The family didn't show up for the game at Southwest Community College and did not notify any relatives in the U.S. about any change in plans to their trip.

"There has still not been any contact from them," she wrote on Facebook. "They have not been in contact with family or friends since LAST Thursday night after reporting that they made it to their condo safely."

Peterson also said that calling the family's cellphones traced them back to Mexico.

"We have also pinged cells phones and show that they are still in Mexico with no movement on their phones," she wrote. "Social media is also inactive. We are extremely worried and hope they are found soon or can contact their family," she added.

Newsweek has reached out for comment from family members on the incident.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico released a statement about closing off Playa del Carmen, in Quintana Roo, after a security threat.