Mexican Officials: Here's What Killed US Family in Condo

Autopsies find no evidence of foul play
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2018 11:06 AM CDT
Officials: Here's What Killed US Family Found in Mexico
Clouds hang over the beach in Tulum, Quintana Roo state, Mexico.   (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

Autopsies show that an Iowa family found dead this week in a Mexico condo were killed by inhaling toxic gases, the Washington Post reports. The four family members—Kevin Sharp, 41, wife Amy Sharp, 38, and their kids Sterling Sharp, 12, and Adrianna Sharp, 7—did not die by "any violent act or suicide" in the condo in Tulum, per the Quintana Roo state prosecutor's office. The office ran photos of authorities in anti-contamination suits and firemen in respirators looking at the unit's oven and gas outlets, but didn't explain the apparent gas leak, the Des Moines Register reports. The family was vacationing on the Caribbean coast when they failed to return home Wednesday and US family members tracked their location using Apple's Find my iPhone app. (Read more Mexico stories.)

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