Authorities have just released the names of three victims who died in the Maquoketa Caves State Park incident. Early on July 20, 2022, on a Friday, the time had come. The disaster claimed the lives of several people including Tyler Schmidt, 42, Sara Schmidt and Lulu Schmidt. These people saw the horrific shootings that resulted in the deaths of these innocent people. Police reportedly arrived at the scene of the shooting before 6:30 a.m. Let’s check out the additional details of the article to learn more about what happened.
Three family members were found dead at a campsite in Marquita Caves State Park on Friday morning, according to the Iowa Criminal Investigation Department. Someone reported a shooting in the northwest Maquoketa area to police at 6:23 a.m. Police found three bodies, but a camper has still not been reported, according to the Iowa Criminal Investigation Department.
How did Tyler Schmidt fare?
The individual was later identified as 23-year-old Nebraska resident Anthony Sherwin. Police later found him with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. How the suspect and the victim are related is still unclear, according to officials. Law enforcement officers established a perimeter around the park and warned tourists to stay away while investigations continue. There are other camps being evacuated including Shalom where children and their caregivers enjoyed camp this week.
This camp wants to promote a harmonious coexistence. The victims of the triple tragedy have been identified as the Cedar Falls family. They are Sarah Schmidt, 42, Lulu Schmidt, 6, and Tyler Schmidt, 42. The relationship between the victims and the suspect is unknown at this time as authorities appear to be still investigating the incident. According to a press statement, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and DCI arrived at the campground at 6:23 am after receiving a report of a triple homicide there.
The finding of three bodies was finally confirmed by the officials. DCI said that after searching the area west of the park, Sherwin’s body was found. Sherwin apparently had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to DCI, Maquoketa Caves State Park is closed until further notice. The investigations are still ongoing. Police also thanked the online community for their support and said the public was not in any danger. Keep in touch with us for more news and updates.