In recent news, authorities have disclosed the identities of three people who were killed in the Maquoketa Caves State Park shooting. It took place in the early hours of Friday, July 20, 2022. One of the victims of the incident is 42-years-old Tyler Schmidt while the other victims include Sara Schmidt and Lulu Schmidt. These individuals became witnesses to the horrific shootout that claimed their innocent lives. Reportedly, the officers responded to the shooting before 6:30 AM. Let us check further details of the matter in the article and find out what exactly happened.
Three family members were discovered dead at a campsite at Marquita Caves State Park on Friday morning, according to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation. At 6:23 in the morning, someone called the police to report a shooting in the northwest Maquoketa region. Three bodies were discovered by police, but one camper was missing, according to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.
What Happened To Tyler Schmidt?
Anthony Sherwin, a 23-year-old Nebraskan, was later recognized as the man. He was later discovered by police with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials stated that it is yet uncertain how the suspect and victim are connected. While the investigation is ongoing, law enforcement set up a cordon around the park and advised visitors to stay away. A number of camps, including Shalom, where children and their caretakers had camps this week, are being evacuated.
It is the goal of this camp to encourage peaceful coexistence. The Cedar Falls family has been named as the victims of the triple tragedy. They are Lulu Schmidt, age 6, Tyler Schmidt, age 42, and Sarah Schmidt, age 42. It is currently unclear whether the victims and suspect knew each other or not as the officials seem to be investigating the case now. As already mentioned, a triple homicide was reported at the campground, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and DCI responded there at 6:23 in the morning, according to a press release.
Officers eventually acknowledged that they discovered three bodies. According to DCI, Sherwin was discovered deceased after a search of the area west of the park. Sherwin appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound that was self-inflicted. Until further notice, the Maquoketa Caves State Park is closed, according to DCI. The inquiry is still ongoing. Besides, the authorities are also thanking the netizens for their help and have stated that there is no danger to the public. Stay connected with us for more updates and news.