More tourist deaths reported at Dominican Republic resorts

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Dominican authorities have asked the FBI for assistance investigating the mysterious deaths of three Americans-Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, and of a couple, Nathaniel Edward Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day – over a five-day period in late May at the Bahia Principe resort in La Romana in the Dominican Republic.

Schaup-Werner was found dead at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville. Holmes and Day were found dead in at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana

The media attention around the deaths of the American tourists spurred the families of four other persons who died at Dominican Republic hotels since 2018 to me forward.

One died at a Bahia Principe property in Punta Cana and two other persons  died at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.

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Apart from the above deaths, at least six other people have reported getting sick while staying in the Dominican Republic. All of them said they stayed at Bahia Principe properties.

At least one reported drinking from the minibar, a circumstance that some of the deaths have in common.

NBC News quoted a  statement from Bahia Principe Resorts released Friday said, “We completely disagree with the dissemination of false information issued publicly which threatens the image and reputation of the company and the integrity and rights of our employees and their families, reserving, where necessary, the reserving, where necessary, the right to take appropriate legal action.”

The FBI is now investigating the recent deaths of three Americans at the same resort in the Dominican Republic and further toxicology results on the three Americans could take up to a month.



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