Iowa family of 4 reported missing on Mexico vacation

An Iowa family of four has been reported missing after relatives say they failed to make their flight home from Mexico on Wednesday.

Ashli Peterson took to Facebook on Thursday night to ask for the public's help in locating her relatives, the Sharps of Creston, Iowa.

Peterson claims that Kevin and Amy Sharp, along with their two children Sterling and Adrianna, left the United States on March 15 heading for Tulum, Mexico, a popular tourist location. The family was supposed to board a plane home in Cancun, Mexico, at 2:45 p.m. on March 21 and arrive in St. Louis, Missouri, at 6:00 p.m. on the same day in order to make it to a basketball game in Danville, Illinois, on March 22.

However, Peterson says the Sharps failed to show up at Southwest Community College for the game. They also did not update anyone in the U.S. on their whereabouts.

"There has still not been any contact from them," she wrote on Facebook. "They have not been in contact with family or friends since LAST Thursday night after reporting that they made it to their condo safely."

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Peterson also says that she and other family members have traced the Sharps cellphones and have proof that they are still in Mexico.

"We have also pinged cells phones and show that they are still in Mexico with no movement on their phones," she wrote. "Social media is also inactive."

"We are extremely worried and hope they are found soon or can contact their family," she added. 

The Creston Police Department confirmed that the Sharps have been added to a missing persons database and that it is working to get the State Department involved in the effort to locate them.

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