Iowa park where man killed couple, their daughter to reopen

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) – The eastern Iowa state park where police say a man killed three people and himself is set to reopen.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says in a news release that Maquoketa Caves State Park will reopen for day use Thursday morning.

The park has been closed since Friday when a gunman shot and killed a Cedar Falls couple and their young daughter inside their tent.

Police later found 23-year-old Anthony Sherwin, of La Vista, Nebraska, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say Sherwin killed Tyler and Sarah Schmidt, both age 42, and their 6-year-old daughter, Lula Schmidt. The couple’s 9-year-old son, Arlo, wasn’t injured.

Police say they have no motive for the killings.