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A gas leak suspected of killing an American family in Mexico is believed to have come from the boiler in their vacation rental, a Mexican official said Monday.

Kevin Wayne Sharp, 41, Amy Marie Sharp, 38, and their children, Sterling Wayne Sharp, 12, and Adrianna Marie Sharp, 7, were found dead by authorities after conducting a welfare check Friday at the Tulum condominium where they were vacationing.

The family from Creston, Iowa was staying in a rented condo on Mexico's Carribean coast and they were reported missing by relatives a week after they left.

The Quintana Roo Attorney General's Office has ruled out violence and said the family died by "asphyxiation from inhaling toxic gases". The family is working on getting the bodies back to the United State for a funeral. Authorities reiterated that there were no signs of foul play.

An online memorial fund has been set up for the family.

These kids' homes are likely to have more books and other resources, they receive higher grades, they are more likely to attend a private school, their friends are more academically oriented, and they feel safer at school.

"It's been very stressful, but the consulate's been good about helping us", said Weland. They were from Creston, Iowa. Beth Fry, Amy Sharp's mom, said the last time she heard from her daughter was on March 15, when Amy sent her a text letting her know they had arrived at the condo.

"So sorry to read about the Sharp family's passing", Keselowski tweeted on Saturday.

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Springer said their relative, Amanda Greer, was house-sitting while the family was out of town.

Bob Harris, the longtime public address announcer at the track, told the Des Moines Register that Sharp was nicknamed "The Sharpshooter" and hailed him as a "true family man".

The condo was rented through Vacation Rentals By Owner, or VRBO, according to HomeAway, the parent company of VRBO.

"Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones of the Sharp family for their tragic loss".

"They lived life on the fly, let me tell you", Fry said, according to the AP. "He's a big part of that community there".

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.

"All the indications are that a gas leak was the cause of the death of four members of a family in Bahía Príncipe de Tulum, Quintana Roo, and installations are already being investigated to determine what happened and who is responsible", Pech said in Spanish.

"One way or another, we will".

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