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Re: US Family of four vanishes in Mexico
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 08:47:10 PM »
Oh NO
First thing that comes to my mind is faulty air  conditioning. Possibly, Carbon monoxide poisoning?/jb

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/iowa-family-found-dead-in-mexico/ar-BBKCwJh?li=AAadgLE&ocid=spartanntp
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Re: US Family of four vanishes in Mexico
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 03:19:57 PM »
How horrific! Malfunctioning air conditioners can do that. I prefer the chest type portable units and they are also cheaper to operate.

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Re: US Family of four vanishes in Mexico
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 03:21:27 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/american-family-died-mexican-condo-inhaled-toxic-gases/story?id=53994113

UPDATE video in link.  Toxic Gas inhaled. 
Type yet to be determined.  jb
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Re: US Family of four vanishes in Mexico
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 10:08:20 PM »
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2018/03/26/hot-water-heater-gas-stove-cause-gas-leak-killed-iowa-family-says-relative-mexico/457778002/

Gas leak from water heater killed Iowa family in Mexico condo, officials say

Linh Ta and MacKenzie Elmer, The Des Moines Register Published 8:50 a.m. CT March 26, 2018 | Updated 8:41 p.m. CT March 26, 2018
A water heater is the source of a gas leak suspected of killing an Iowa family, according to a prosecutor in Mexico.
But relatives of the victims said Monday that they are frustrated with communication from Mexican authorities and skeptical of some of their conclusions, including about the family's time of death.

An inspection over the weekend revealed the water heater at the rented condominium in the resort town of Tulum was leaking gas, the head prosecutor of the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo told local media Monday. Citing his comments to the Radio Formula station, the Associated Press reported that Miguel Angel Pech said a "high concentration of toxic" gas was found in the room.

"Unfortunately, they found the area where the water heater was letting gas escape, perhaps because of a lack of maintenance, perhaps because it was in use, perhaps because of the age of the equipment," Pech said.

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 conducting a welfare check Friday at the Tulum, Mexico, condominium where they were vacationing.
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Adrian Martinez, Quintana Roo's director of civil protection, a department that inspects gas and electrical systems, told the Des Moines Register on Monday that the condominium complied with all regulations.

Martinez said about five people were evacuated from the rooms around the affected apartment after the incident, but not the whole building.
Martinez said he couldn't comment further because the investigation is now in the hands of the state attorney's office.

The U.S. Consulate in Mexico informed the family that the source of the leak was either from a gas stove or a water heater, said Jana Weland, Amy Sharp's cousin.
She said the family hasn't been told by Mexican authorities that the water heater ultimately killed the family.
"We have not heard anything," Weland said.

According to autopsy results, the Sharp family had been dead for 36 to 48 hours by the time they were found Friday.
"Some were lying in their bedrooms, and the children were playing, one in one part of the room and the other in another part of the same room," Pech said.

However, Weland said the bodies were in the condominium for longer.
"They kept saying they were only dead for 36 to 48 hours," Weland said. "We know it was for a week."

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Re: US Family of four vanishes in Mexico
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 01:01:27 PM »
So tragic! I did not know that a faulty water heater could be so lethal!

I wonder if whomever is in charge of maintenance  in timeshares ever does a thorough job ... there are so very many time share condo's at all the resorts. Sounds like it would be safer just getting rooms at resort hotels and safer too as they are gated.


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Adrian Martinez, Quintana Roo's director of civil protection, a department that inspects gas and electrical systems, told the Des Moines Register on Monday that the condominium complied with all regulations.

If that is true, perhaps the leak was deliberate?

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Re: US Family of four vanishes in Mexico
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 03:16:13 PM »
Mexico is a place that is not to be trusted in any way. I wonder if this is really the cause of the deaths of these people. I never heard of it before, carbon monoxide poisoning is a cause, but this is a mystery. :o :o :o