In recent news, authorities have revealed the identities of three people killed in the Maquoketa Caves State Park shooting. The accident occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, July 20, 2022. One of the victims of the accident was 42-year-old Tyler Schmidt, while the other victims were Sarah Schmidt and Lulu Schmidt. These individuals became witnesses to the horrific shootout that took innocent lives. Reportedly, the officers returned fire just before 6:30 a.m. Let’s check out more details about the matter in the article and find out what exactly happened.
Three family members were found dead at a camp site in Marquita Caves State Park Friday morning, according to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation. At 6:23 a.m., someone called the police to report a shooting in the northwest Makoketa region. Police found three bodies, but one vehicle was missing, according to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.
What happened to Tyler Schmidt?
Anthony Sherwin, 23, of Nebraskan, has been identified as the man. The police later discovered him with a gunshot wound. Officials stated that it was not yet confirmed how the suspect and the victim were related. While the investigation was ongoing, law enforcement authorities cordoned off the park and advised visitors to stay away. A number of camps have been evacuated, including Shalom, where children and their companions have set up camps this week.
The goal of this camp is to encourage peaceful coexistence. The Cedar Falls family is named as the victims of the triple tragedy. They are Lulu Schmidt, 6, Tyler Schmidt, 42, and Sarah Schmidt, 42. It is currently unclear whether the victims and suspects knew each other or not, as officials now appear to be investigating the case. As previously reported, a triple murder was reported at the campground, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and DCI there responded at 6:23 a.m., according to a press release.
The officers eventually admitted that they had discovered three bodies. According to DCI, Sherwin’s death was discovered after a search in the area west of the park. Sherwin appeared to have been shot. Until further notice, Maquoketa Caves State Park is closed, according to the DCI. The investigation is still ongoing. Besides, the authorities thank the internet users for their help and say there is no danger to the public. Stay in touch with us for more updates and news.