More Details Revealed on Iowa Family of 4 Found Dead in Mexico

A firefighter examines a gas stove in the rented condo where an Iowa couple and their two children died in Tulum Mexico

Authorities have "carried out a physical investigation of the gas connections in the room", according to the prosecutor's office, and will release more information pending the results of the investigation. Amy texted her mother "We made it to our condo" told Renee Hoyt to the Creston News Advertiser. "We're all supporting her".

The Quintana Roo prosecutors' office said the family had been dead for between 36 and 48 hours by the time they were found Friday at the condominium complex.

They had been expected to leave Mexico on Wednesday to return to the United States.

A candlelight vigil was held in the family's memory Saturday night at the Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa, where Kevin Sharp was a popular race auto driver.

An Iowa couple and their two children died from inhaling toxic gas while vacationing in Mexico, local authorities said.

Relatives reported the family missing about a week after they left for vacation.

The findings offer some answers to the sudden disappearance and deaths of the family of four from Creston, Iowa, about 70 miles southwest of Des Moines. Creston Police contacted the U.S. State Department along with officials in Mexico. "So she feels that she lost half her family". "This has had a huge impact on all of us", Hoyt said.

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Anxious family members began sharing photos of them on social media but one later revealed the devastating news they had been found dead.

Kevin Sharp was also an avid stock-car racer, known as "the Sharpshooter" in the local scene, and often competed in events in his neighboring county, friend and fellow racer Cliff Baldwin told the Des Moines Register.

Besides working in beer distribution, Kevin Sharp was a race auto driver at southwestern Iowa's Adams County Speedway, where he finished fourth in last year's stock vehicle series standings. "The more I think about him and the family, the harder it is".

"Creston is close-knit like all small towns in Iowa", Baldwin added.

Then the family failed to attend a basketball game Wednesday night in Danville, Illinois - a game Weland said the family was looking forward to. "He's a big part of that community there".

Harris said the Sharp family was tightly knit.

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