Parents Amy and Kevin Sharpe with children Adrianna and Sterling.
On Friday, CrimeOnline spoke to Ashli Peterson, Amy Sharp's cousin, who posted a Facebook alert about the missing family that gained national attention earlier this week, with over 100,000 shares.
The Sharps were arranged to take a trip from St. Louis to Danville, Illinois for a Southwestern Community College basketball video game Thursday, the Des Moines Register reported.
Ver Meer said they are waiting to hear the autopsy results for the cause of death.
She said Mr Sharp texted a friend named Travis Anderson at about 5pm local time.
Ms Hoyt said the family were normally active Facebook users and it wasn't like them not to post pictures when on holiday.
"EMERGENCY! We are looking for 4 very important people!".
"This is all about working together to overcome our challenges, strengthen our economies and create opportunities", he said.
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The whole family was dedicated to supporting the school.
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A four-member family from the United States was found dead on Friday at a condominium apartment in the beach resort of Tulum, in the Mexican Caribbean.
It is believed that the deceased are members of a family that was reported missing. She said the Sharps had last been heard from March 15.
The family's cause of death wasn't immediately known, but the Creston Police Department is now awaiting autopsy results. Results are now pending.
"On Wednesday (March 14) at 7 p.m., Amy sent a text to our mom that said, 'We made it to our condo, '" Renee Hoyt told the Creston newspaper.
According to Facebook posts from family members, Kevin, Amy, Sterling, and Adrianna Sharp left the US on March 15th on a destination to Tulum, Mexico.
Cousin Jana Weland told CNN that the Sharps arrived in Tulum on March 15 and were due to return on Wednesday March 21. They also tried to locate the family by tracing their cell phones but found there was "no movement on their phones". Social media accounts were inactive as well.