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

Tourism is the main industry in Dominican Republic and Punta Cana is one of the leading tourist destinations in the Caribbean. AFP

The Dominican Republic has been the subject of controversy in wake of a series of reports tied to mysterious deaths involving American tourists. But his niece said he fell ill nearly immediately after drinking a scotch from the minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and was dead just three days later in April. However, what's important to note is that she suffered a heart attack after having had a drink from the minibar in her room, much like Wallace.

He died April 14. The family has yet to learn what his cause of death is, his niece said.

Holmes, 63, and Day, 49, were found on May 30 by an employee of the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana who went to their room after they failed to check out, according to reports.

People Magazine reported that a Pennsylvania woman died May 25 shortly after drinking from the minibar at Bahia Principe La Romana hotel.

Wallace's family was alarmed to hear of three more deaths of American tourists that had occurred in the Dominican Republic in the month following his death.

According to the Dominican authorities, all four died of natural causes but the families are looking for answers.

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"You finally get those days off you look forward to and something like this will happen?" said Montes, CBS New York reported. The man chose to go to the hospital on April 13 and died the next day. He died the next day.

"We have so many questions", she said.

David Harrison, a Maryland resident, also died past year at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort, the New York Post reported. Dominican authorities also ruled his death was due to pulmonary edema and a heart attack. Harrison's wife, Dawn McCoy, was among them: she said that she scuttled a trip she planned to take to the Caribbean country on the first anniversary of her husband's death.

'Out of respect for the family during this hard time, we do not have additional information to provide'.

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. "We have some reporters on the ground that are assisting us in gathering information that might be available", he told AFP. The events, which have been widely reported, prompted government officials in the Dominican Republic as well as USA ambassadors to reassure travelers that the country is still safe.

Social media users have expressed concern about the deaths, which have prompted a probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and CDC.

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