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Turlock man among four Americans to die recently in Dominican Republic

Turlock man among four Americans to die recently in Dominican Republic

- Tourism officials in the Dominican Republic are reassuring USA tourists that US federal agents and health specialists are actively investigating the deaths of Americans who vacationed there.

She had a drink from the minibar and suddenly felt ill, family spokesman Jay McDonald told CNN affiliate WFMZ.

Bob Wallace had been in the island country for a family wedding, but by the time of the actual festivities, the adventure-loving 67-year-old man was hospitalized and too sick to participate.

Three other American tourists have died in the Dominican Republic of similar, unusual circumstances in the weeks following Wallace's death.

Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, were found dead in their room at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana on May 30, five days after another American died at the same resort.

"Fit and healthy" David Harrison, from Maryland, died aged 45 at the Hard Rock last July.

The Maryland woman said she continues to be suspicious, especially following the deaths of several more people since.

Her sister, Felecia Nieves, told FOX 29 that Sport, a bride-to-be traveling with her fiancé, had a drink from the minibar, took a shower, went to bed and was found unresponsive the next morning.

The resort company, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, tweeted out a statement with comments on all three deaths.

An post-mortem performed on Schaupp-Werner particular that she also died from respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, in line with the Dominican Republic Nationwide Police.

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A doctor has said that the symptoms reported in the tourists who mysteriously died in the Dominican Republic are "consistent with poisoning".

Dominican authorities said a preliminary autopsy found that Holmes and Day suffered respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, caused by excess lung fluid.

The Dominican Republic Tourism Ministry said it extended condolences to the families and friends of those affected in the tragic events that were reported in the country. On April 11, he had a scotch from the minibar.

"I no longer feel like my husband died of natural causes", said his widow, Dawn McCoy, according to The Post. Have you been to the Dominican Republic before?

The resorts said they are cooperating with authorities.

Wallace's case is similar to Miranda Schaup-Werner's.

'He started feeling very sick, he had blood in his urine and stool right afterwards'.

Some of the ill guests were reportedly told by United States medics that their symptoms were, indeed, likely caused by chemicals found in insecticides. "We don't want this to happen to anyone else". He was in the Dominican Republic to attend his stepson's wedding.

"We don't want to jump to conclusions, but it seems like the embassy, sounds like now the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is involved", Tickenhoff said.

The U.S. State Department, responding to questions about Wallace's death, said in a statement to Fox News: "We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen in April 2019 in the Dominican Republic".