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Autopsies completed in Maquoketa Caves State Park triple homicide – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2022-08-04 11:01:19 –

ANKENY, Iowa — The Iowa State Criminal Investigative Service will release the autopsy results Thursday of three members of the Schmidt family and a man they believe was the shooter.

Tyler and Sarah Schmidt, 42, and their 6-year-old daughter, Lula, died while camping at Makoketa Caverns State Park in Iowa. Her 9-year-old son of them survived. Law enforcement believe La Vista’s Anthony Sherwin, 23, was responsible for their deaths. Sherwin was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Please read the news release below.

On July 22, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Criminal Investigation Service were notified of three murders at a campground in Makoketa Caverns State Park. Officers found the bodies of three of his dead victims, as well as a man investigators believed were responsible for their deaths. The state coroner’s Iowa office has determined the causes and causes of death for all four.

Tyler Schmidt, 42, died of gunshot wounds and multiple sharp injuries. Sarah Schmidt, 42, died of multiple sharp force injuries. Six-year-old Lula Schmidt died from gunshot wounds and strangulation. The deaths of all three family members have been ruled murder.

Anthony Sherwin, 23, of La Vista, Nebraska, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death was ruled a suicide.

An investigation into the murder case is ongoing. However, the known facts and circumstances, and all the evidence collected so far, establish that Sherwin was the perpetrator of the murder and acted alone.

No further information will be released at this time.

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