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Iowa family found dead in Mexico

iowa family dead mexicoA family of four from Iowa has been found dead inside their rented holiday home in Mexico.

"An investigation is currently ongoing and includes representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico," the Mexico Tourism Board said in a statement. "Preliminary reports from local officials conclude that there were no signs of violence or struggle upon initial review."

The family had not been heard from since they left for Mexico on a trip on March 15. KCCI reports that according to family members' social media posts, Kevin, 41, Amy, 38, Sterling, 12, and Adrianna Sharp, 7, were expected to arrive in St. Louis on Wednesday to attend a basketball game in Danville, Illinois.

Relatives had filed a missing person report through the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.

The tragedy is the latest in a list of concerns about the safety of tourists in Quintana Roo, home to popular destinations like Cancun and Tulum.

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