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CrimeNJ Man Is 9th American To Mysteriously Die In Dominican Republic

00:45  18 june  2019
00:45  18 june  2019 Source:   patch.com

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — An Avenel man is now the ninth American tourist to mysteriously die while visiting the Dominican Republic, the State Department has confirmed.

Joseph Allen, 55, of Avenel, was found dead in his hotel room at Terra Linda resort in the town of Sosua last Thursday, June 13, a State Department spokesman confirmed to 6ABC News.

While Allen is the ninth American to die in the Dominican Republic since last year, he was not staying at the same resort where multiple other Americans have died, several of them after drinking from the hotel minibar. Those people died at the Bahia Principe resort; the FBI is currently investigating whether they drank tainted liquor, according to reports.

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Another U.S. tourist died in the Dominican Republic under mysterious circumstances. “We can confirm the death of U.S. citizen Leyla Cox in the Dominican Republic on June 11. Out of respect for family members and loved ones we cannot comment further,” a State Department spokesperson

Allen, known as Joe by family, was visiting the island nation to celebrate a friend’s birthday, according to Essence magazine.

His sister, Jamie Reed, told ABC that friends said Allen "complained about being hot at the pool. He said he was going to his room to take a shower. When his friends came back, he said he wasn't feeling 100% again, and said he was going to lie down for the night. The next morning his friend said he hadn't heard from Joe before breakfast, so he knocked on his door and there was no response."

The friend called down to the front desk, who opened his hotel door.

"They found him on the floor," Reed said. "He had been there for a while. Rigor mortis had set in, and he was cold."

She described her brother as "for the most part healthy" with no major health issues.

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The Dominican Republic National Police announced that an autopsy found the couple had respiratory failure and pulmonary edema. Though her death was initially ruled a heart attack, with the news that several American tourists have died at the Bahía Príncipe in Punta Cana, Sport’s cause of death is

Allen said his brother visited the DR multiple times a year, and neither he nor she were worried about this recent trip, despite the deaths.

"We didn't think anything of it, because he does this all the time," she told 6ABC.

The tourist death toll in the Dominican Republic is now up to nine people. But none of the deaths are being officially investigated as connected by police, and not all the deaths occurred at the same hotels.

The FBI is investigating if counterfeit alcohol is behind some of the deaths, according to the New York Post. The FBI will take blood samples back to its research center in Virginia, the report said.

A New York woman said she was sickened after drinking a bottle of soda from the minibar at the Grand Bahia Principe resort in October 2018. Awilda Montes told The New York Post the soda from the minibar fridge tasted like bleach and made her violently ill.

A Denver, Colorado couple who stayed at the same hotel said they became "dangerously ill" during their stay at a Bahia Principe resort. They told told ABC it smelled like paint had been spilled all over the room. A doctor who examined them upon their return said they had likely been sickened due to poisoning by pesticides, the report said.

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New Jersey Man Becomes 8th American To Die In Dominican Republic In Last Year Joseph Allen, 55, of Avenel, was found dead last Thursday inside his room at Terra Linda Resort in Sosua. MORE:Staten Island Mother Becomes The Latest Person To Mysteriously Die In The Dominican Republic Allen was there with friends who said he complained about being hot at the pool before going to shower and lie down, CBS News reports. His body was discovered the next day. Family members said he was in good health and traveled to the DR often.

Meanwhile, another family has reported that their loved one died in the Dominican Republic in January. Since news of the mysterious deaths was reported, families have shared similar stories of their relatives mysteriously dying while staying at resorts in the Dominican Republic .

An eighth U.S. tourist died in the Dominican Republic under mysterious circumstances. "We can confirm the death of U.S. citizen Leyla Cox in the Dominican Republic on June 11. Out of respect for family members and loved ones we cannot comment further," a State Department spokesperson

The investigation began after three Americans, including a Pennsylvania woman, died at a Bahia Principe resort within days of each other in May. After the news of the deaths made headlines, several more families have come forward with stories of similar experiences.

Here's a look at the nine American tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic so far:

1. Avenel resident Joseph Allen is the most recently reported American to die in the country. He died June 13 at Terra Linda resort in Sousa. He complained of feeling hot at the pool, went to shower and lay down, and was found deceased in his hotel room the next day.

2. New York resident Leyla Cox died June 10 while visiting the Dominican Republic for a birthday trip, her family told the Staten Island Advance. She was found dead in her hotel room; U.S. Embassy officials told the family it was ruled a heart attack.

3. The family of Glenside, Pa. resident Yvette Monique Sport said she died in 2018 at a Bahia Principe Resort on the Dominican Republic after having a drink from the minibar. Sport's sister Felecia Nieves, in an interview with FOX29, said they were told Sport died from a heart attack. Her obituary simply states she died suddenly on June 23, 2018 while in the Dominican Republic.

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The State Department confirmed Friday that an American died in the Dominican Republic in January. “He went to the Dominican Republic healthy and Since news of the deaths was reported, families have shared similar stories of their relatives mysteriously dying while staying at resorts in

A Staten Island woman became the latest tourist to mysteriously die in the Dominican Republic Monday during a birthday trip to the country. It is unclear who found Cox or if she died in one of the hotels where six other US tourists have unexpectedly passed away in the past 12 months.

4. Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Allentown, Pennsylvania died May 25, just hours after arriving at the Grand Bahia Príncipe Hotel. She was found unresponsive in her hotel room and died before making it to the hospital, the hotel said in a statement. She was on a trip to celebrate her anniversary with her husband but collapsed suddenly after having a drink and was later pronounced dead.

5. Five days later, an engaged Maryland couple was found deceased in their hotel room at the same resort. The couple was identified as Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, of Maryland. The couple, and Schaup-Werner, died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, the Dominican Republic National Police told ABC News.

6. Robert Bell Wallace, 67, of California, died in April after drinking from the minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana, Fox News reported. A cause of death has not yet been provided to the family, the report said.

7. Jerry Curran, an Ohio resident, died in January while visiting Dreams Resort in Punta Can, his daughter told WKYC. Shortly after having dinner and drinks the night of his arrival, Curren fell ill and spent the next couple of days in bed. Three days later he began vomiting and was unresponsive. He had surgery at a local hospital but later died.

8. David Harrison, a Maryland resident, died last 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, the report said.

9. The brother of a star on TVs "Shark Tank" also died recently in a resort area, but the family has said they believe he died of natural causes. Read more: 'Shark Tank' Star Confirms NJ Brother Died In Dominican Republic

Latest tourist death in Dominican Republic attributed to natural causes, country officials say.
The Attorney General's Office of the Dominican Republic says the latest American tourist death in the country was due to natural causes. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); In a Monday press release, the office noted the preliminary autopsy report showed 56-year-old businessman Vittorio Caruso died of respiratory failure due to acute heart failure.

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