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Fourth American reported dead at Dominican Republic resort in past two months

13 June 2019

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping to investigate the mysterious deaths of at least three American tourists who died suddenly while staying at the same resort in the Dominican Republic.

"It's something that investigators should be able to get to the bottom of".

The FBI is now investigating the recent outbreaks.

Due to the similarities among the deaths, the families of the Americans have expressed concerns and have suggested the deaths may be connected, raising suspicions about the luxury resorts they stayed in at the time of their death, reported The Times.

American tourist Bell Wallace became sick and urinated blood after having a single whisky from his room's minibar on April 11.

"She was 51 years of age, relatively healthy, no reason for her to go on vacation and die so suddenly", Nieves said.

Essentially, this means that the last three months have seen 60 more reported illnesses on the island than in the entire year of 2018.

"We have so many questions", she said. "To this day, which is nearly a year now we've got nothing", Nieves said to Fox 5.

David Harrison, a Maryland resident, also died past year at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort, the New York Post reported.

Wallace, a California resident, became ill after he drank a scotch from the room minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, according to his niece, Chloe Arnold.

Meanwhile, a DE woman named Tammy Lawrence-Daley said she was attacked in the Dominican Republic at another all-inclusive resort while she was vacationing with her husband and some friends.

"He was fine", Arnold told Fox News.

Respiratory failure, cardiac arrest or a mixture of both were given as the causes of five of the deaths, with findings for the sixth tourist, Robert Bell Wallace, not released.

Just as Tommy Tickenoff was gaining a wife in the island country, his mother was losing her husband of 10 years.

According to Univision, Robin Bernstein, the ambassador of the United States to the Dominican Republic, said last week the recent high-profile incidents were isolated cases. On April 11 he had scotch from the minibar.

On May 25, Miranda Schaup-Werner also had a drink from the minibar and collapsed. "He started feeling very sick, he had blood in his urine and stool right afterward".

"I no longer feel like my husband died of natural causes", said his widow, Dawn McCoy, according to The Post. 'We don't want this to happen to anyone else'. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family for their loss. A toxicology report on Day and Holmes is still pending.

The FBI's probe began after an engaged Maryland couple and a Pennsylvania woman died in neighboring Grand Bahia Principe resorts within a five-day span in May.

Officials said Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, appeared to have suffered respiratory failure and fluid in the lungs.

Fourth American reported dead at Dominican Republic resort in past two months