Another American tourist dies in Dominican Republic
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jun 20, 2019,
Jun 20, 2019, 1:02
The FBI is now helping local authorities in the Dominican Republic examine the mysterious deaths of three Americans who were staying at resorts in the island country in recent weeks, an FBI official has confirmed to NPR. She died on June 10, the day after her 53rd birthday.
"And then, on June 11th, my worst fears got here excellent. She modified into pronounced ineffective", he stated Friday.
"The Dominican Republic has put every roadblock in my way to prevent me from finding the answers that I need to sleep at night", Will Cox said. "It retains me up at night sparkling that my mother's stays belongs to a overseas country".
Will Cox claims that a consultant for the U.S. Embassy told him that a toxicology check would now not be conducted on his mother's body attributable to broken machines.
He added, "I've to get her ashes again". McCoy says it takes an extraordinarily long time for the physician to arrangement, and her husband dies.
The death count rose to eight on Friday, when the family of a 78-year-old OH man revealed he died suddenly after dinner and drinks at the Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa.
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As we've been reporting, the total is now up to seven Americans who have died in suspicious circumstances down in the D.R. over the past year: David Harrison, 45; Robert Bell Wallace, 67, Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41; Nathaniel Edward Holmes, 63; Cynthia Day, 49; Yvette Monique Short, 51; and Leyla Cox, 53.
With relatives of the deceased demanding answers, the U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic urged patience as the Federal Bureau of Investigation operates.
His daughter, Kellie Brown, told WKYC-TV that officials told the family that Jerry Curran died of pulmonary edema, "which seems to be common in everyone else who's passed that we're learning about". This follows the death of two tourists at the island's Hard Rock resort (one in July 2018, one this past April), the death of a Pennsylvania woman in May at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville, and the deaths of a Maryland couple and a Philly woman at the Grand Bahia Principe la Romana-two in May, one in June. Pulmonary edema - extra fluid within the lungs - modified into listed amongst the causes of dying for the couple in preliminary reviews. She died a transient while later.
Local police in the Dominican Republic, as well as FBI investigators from America, are now looking into alcohol suppliers and manufacturers that produce spirits for The Hard Rock Hotel and the Grand Bahia Principe resort, both near the Dominican city of Punta Cana.
In addition to deaths under mysterious circumstances, another US tourist, Surely Miller, 42, died Tuesday after being swept away in a rip current, People reported.
Not lower than half a dozen of us delight in reported right this moment falling in abominable health whereas staying at hotels within the Dominican Republic.