By Nicole Chavez CNN
(CNN)– An Iowa couple and their 2 kids passed away from breathing in hazardous gas while vacationing in Mexico, local authorities said.
The bodies of Kevin Wayne Sharp; his partner, Amy Marie Sharp; their child, Sterling, 12; and child Adrianna, 7, were found Friday at a rental condo in the beach town of Tulum.
The household had been dead for about 36 to 48 hours, the Quintana Roo prosecutor’s office said Saturday. Autopsies revealed they suffocated after inhaling harmful gases, but it’s uncertain exactly what kind of gas caused their deaths, the prosecutor’s workplace added.
There were no indications of foul play or suicide, authorities said.
Investigators eliminated a possible robbery since they did not see proof of a disruption inside the apartment.
Pictures launched by Mexican authorities show teams and firemens wearing masks while examining a gas stove in the condo.
They performed “physical assessment of the room’s gas setup” and are expected to launch a technical report at a later date.
Jana Weland, a relative, informed CNN the family showed up in Tulum on March 15. They were staying in a rental house they discovered through a trip rental business. The last contact the household had with the Sharps was a picture the boy posted on Snapchat of his feet by the water that day, Weland stated.
The Sharps were expected to return from their trip Wednesday, Weland said. Kevin Sharp, who owns a beer distribution business, cannot check in with his employees that early morning as prepared, which differed from him, Weland stated.
Then the household failed to attend a basketball video game Wednesday night in Danville, Illinois– a game Weland stated the household was anticipating. But the extended household waited till Thursday night to call authorities in case the Sharps had problems with their flight.
Stock vehicle racer
Besides operating in beer distribution, Kevin Sharp was a race automobile chauffeur at southwestern Iowa’s Adams County Speedway, where he finished 4th in last year’s stock vehicle series standings.
Sharp very first got associated with the speedway through his beer circulation company, and ultimately became a board member, track announcer Bob Harris stated.
Harris stated the Sharp household was firmly knit.
“Whatever they did, they did as a household,” Harris said. “His household was included– his boy was working on the race vehicle with him, cheering him on. Here in Iowa racing is a huge family; we attempt to promote it as a family sport and (the Sharps) lived it.”
Harris stated he last messaged Sharp on March 14, about a racetrack job. Sharp messaged back, stating the prepare for the task looked great, which he was taking a trip to Mexico.
The two were expected to go racing together next week, Harris stated.
CNN’s Dakin Andone added to this report.
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