Mark Murphy on Recent Tourist Deaths in Dominican Republic

FBI CDC Join Probe Into Mysterious Dominican Republic Deaths

A fourth tourist has died under mysterious circumstances after falling ill at a resort in the Dominican Republic. His niece, Chloe Arnold, told Fox News on Sunday that Wallace had fallen ill nearly immediately after having had a scotch from his hotel room's minibar.

What makes the string of deaths particularly disturbing is that many appear to follow a similar pattern in that they involve healthy, middle-aged adults who took a drink from their hotel room minibar before suddenly becoming gravely sick. Wallace was in DR to attend his stepson's wedding.

According to the reports of her autopsy released Thursday by the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, she died of a heart attack that caused respiratory failure and a fluid accumulation in her lungs.

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. Miranda Schaup-Werner, a Pennsylvania woman, died nearly four weeks earlier, on May 25, after she had a drink from her minibar at another hotel, the Bahia Principe La Romana.

"My 6-year-old and 3-year-old used run in the house and jump on him on the couch and he'd wrestle with them for hours on end", Tickenhoff said.

What was once a carefree decision on a Caribbean vacation - a trip to the Dominican Republic - has become something of a nightmare for Americans contemplating a trip to the island. But Felecia Nieves, Sport's sister, questions that.

"It was kind of really a quick turn of events after that that ended in his death", Tickenoff said.

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Awilda Montes, from New York, US, believes the 7-Up she drank at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville resort, in the Dominican Republic, contained bleach. 'We don't want this to happen to anyone else'.

The FBI is investigating the three most recent deaths. Dominican authorities also ruled his death was due to pulmonary edema and a heart attack.

"He was fine", Arnold said.

Compounding the mystery is the fact that another American tourist, David Harrison, 45, of Maryland, had died at the same Hard Rock in July 2018 under similarly unusual circumstances. They will send experts to conduct tests at the Bahia Principe hotels where Schaup-Werner, Holmes and Day died.

Meanwhile, Colorado couple Kaylynn Knull and Tom Schwander told CNN that they suffered from headaches, abdominal cramps and diarrhea after encountering a strong smell of chemicals in the La Romana hotel in June 2018.

The Bahia resorts are both run by Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, a Spanish family-owned hotel chain.

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