MAQUOKETA – Three people were murdered by a shooter in an Iowa state park this morning and the shooter deleted himself, authorities say.
At about 6:23 AM, this morning, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and DCI were notified of a triple homicide at the Maquoketa Caves State Park campground. Officers located three deceased bodies. Officers later found that a camper was unaccounted for. Following a search of the area, officers found the deceased body of Anthony Orlando Sherwin, 23, west of the park. Sherwin appears to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and there is no danger to the public.
At this time, the Maquoketa Caves State Park is an active crime scene and is closed until further notice.