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WorldDominican Republic deaths: Families want answers after 3 deaths within five days

13:06  06 june  2019
13:06  06 june  2019 Source:   cnn.com

A Maryland couple was found dead in their Dominican Republic hotel room

A Maryland couple was found dead in their Dominican Republic hotel room An American couple visiting the Dominican Republic found dead in their hotel room died of respiratory failure, the country's national police said. A statement from the Dominican Republic National Police said that an autopsy concluded that the couple had respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs. Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, missed their scheduled check out time at the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Three days before they were found dead , they went on an excursion to Isla Saona, according to Bahia Principe Hotel. The hotel also believes the couple The three recent deaths happened a few months after a car crash in the Dominican Republic killed two other Americans. In March, a car carrying

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Pennsylvania resident Miranda Schaup-Werner checked into a resort in the Dominican Republic on May 25 and was excitedly taking pictures in the room she shared with her husband.

Suddenly, she felt ill after a drink from the minibar, family spokesman Jay McDonald told CNN affiliate WFMZ. Shortly after, she collapsed and died.

American had died days before couple at same Dominican Republic resort, hotel says

American had died days before couple at same Dominican Republic resort, hotel says An American woman died of respiratory failure in her hotel room days before a Maryland couple was found dead of the same cause at the resort, hotel staff told ABC News.

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Five days before a Maryland couple were found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican JUST WATCHED. 3 Americans die at resort within days of each other. The two families are searching for answers after the loss of their loved ones in the same resort five days apart.

Schaup-Werner is one of three Americans who've mysteriously died within a week at a resort in the Caribbean nation.

Five days later, Maryland couple Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, missed their scheduled checkout time at another hotel at the same resort. When hotel employees checked on them, they were dead, police said.

'We just want to understand this'

Hotel workers found Holmes and Day on May 30. They checked into the hotel on May 25 -- the same day as Schaup-Werner and her husband, Dan Werner, who were celebrating their wedding anniversary.

"The bizarre issue of the same hotel and these things happening within days of each other and the complete unexpected nature of what happened to Miranda, we just want to understand this," McDonald told the affiliate.

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The Dominican Republic 's National Police is investigating all three deaths and awaiting toxicology results The family declined to comment further. Hotel officials said in a statement on Wednesday that the woman More than 2 million North American tourists flock to the Dominican Republic every year.

After a string of tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic , a mother from Baltimore felt compelled Families Of Maryland Couple Found Dead In Dominican Republic Resort Waiting For Answers . Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day from Prince George’s County were found dead in their room at the

Dominican Republic deaths: Families want answers after 3 deaths within five days© Facebook/WFMZ

"At one point, she was sitting there happily smiling and taking pictures and the next moment she was in acute pain and called out for Dan and she collapsed."

Holmes' daughter said she wants the mystery of her father's death solved.

"It should have never happened," Dajuan Holmes-Hamilton said.

Taxi driver says victim appeared happy

A taxi driver who picked up Schaup-Werner and her husband from Santo Domingo Airport and dropped them off at the resort told CNN the couple appeared happy and tipped generously.

The driver, who did not want to be identified, said the trip took 40 minutes from the airport to the hotel. Once they arrived, he helped them with their luggage and took off.

Dominican Republic deaths: Families want answers after 3 deaths within five days© Danker Holmers/From Facebook; WFMZ/From Facebook Cynthia Ann Day, Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Miranda Schaup-Werner

Days later, the driver said, he went to pick them up for their return trip back to the airport, and was told they'd checked out.

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The Dominican Republic ’s National Police is investigating all three deaths and awaiting toxicology results, officials said. After the Maryland couple was found dead , investigators ordered a set of tests to determine whether anything the three Americans consumed may have led to their deaths , Brito said.

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He found out Schaup-Werner had died from the news, he said.

Maryland couple took part in other activities

Holmes and Day were from Prince George's County, and were supposed to fly back home the day they were found.

They'd spent several days in the Dominican Republic taking part in several activities. Three days before they were found dead, they went on an excursion to Isla Saona, according to Bahia Principe Hotel. The hotel also believes the couple visited the capital of Santo Domingo because a bag from a pharmacy there was found in the room.

Days before their deaths, Holmes posted Facebook photos of him and Day enjoying their time in open waters.

"Boat ride of a lifetime!!!" one caption said.

Authorities give more details

The bodies of all three Americans were transported to forensic science institutes in the the nation for examinations, officials said.

In the case of Schaup-Werner, paramedics provided first aid, but she died in the room, according to Col. Frank Felix Durán Mejia of the Dominican Republic National Police. Her cause of death has not been determined, and a toxicology report is pending, but no violence was involved, the police official said.

The Dominican Republic resort where tourists have been dying has a long history of vacationers contracting serious illnesses

The Dominican Republic resort where tourists have been dying has a long history of vacationers contracting serious illnesses In 2009, the Grand Bahia Principe chain was the center of a series of lawsuits relating to nearly 1,000 British tourists getting sick.

(Holmes and Day) died five days after , and the cause was determined to be the same, this just puts this whole thing through the stratosphere – something is Couple says they were poisoned at island resortAs authorities investigate the deaths of three Americans at a resort in the Dominican Republic

“We can confirm the recent deaths of three U.S. citizens in La Romana, the Dominican Republic We offer our sincerest condolences to the families for their loss,” a Department of State Official wrote. Five days later, on May 30th, Holmes and Day were found dead by staff in their room after

Prosecutors are investigating the circumstances of her death, the nation's attorney general's office said Wednesday.

As for Day and Holmes, police said an autopsy concluded the couple had respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, an abnormal buildup of fluid in the lungs.

Blood pressure medications were found in the room, along with three medications, including an opioid and an anti-inflammatory, according to police and the attorney general.

Resort's information differs from officials

The resort operator, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, said it followed all security protocols. There are no indications of any connection between the two cases, it said.

Authorities did not provide a cause of death in Schaup-Werner's case. However, the resort said it "was determined to be a heart attack." It said her husband provided statements saying she had a history of heart conditions.

McDonald said Schaup-Werner was treated for a heart condition 15 years ago but had not had more recent issues.

"She had been seemingly healthy. He was not aware of anything going on with her health," he told the affiliate.

And while police told CNN on Monday that Day and Holmes died as a result of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, the hotel said Wednesday that their cause of death has not been determined.

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Five days before a Maryland couple was found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic , a Pennsylvania woman named Miranda Schaup-Werner collapsed and died at the same resort shortly after she checked in, a family 3 tourists die at Dominican Republic hotel within 5 days .

What We Know About the Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths : American had died days before couple at same Dominican Republic resort Five days later, Maryland couple Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, missed their scheduled checkout time at another hotel at the same resort.

"The case of Mr. Holmes and Ms. Day remains under investigation by the authorities with the results of toxicology tests still pending," the resort operator said. "We disapprove of any conjecture on possible causes of death and urge all to respect the families while the investigation is ongoing."

It said Schaup-Werner was at the Bahia Principe Bouganville while Holmes and Day were at Bahia Principe La Romana.

Millions of Americans visit the Caribbean nation

Tourism is a key part of the nation's economy, and its coastal resorts are a popular choice for travelers.

The tourism industry made up more than 17% of the country's economy last year, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.

In 2018, about 6.5 million tourists visited the Dominican Republic, more than any other Caribbean nation, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country attracted 2.2 million tourists from the United States, which is more than any other country in the region.

Forty-eight Americans died in the Dominican Republic between 2016 to 2018. The deaths were a result of several things, including drowning, homicide, suicide, vehicle or other types of accidents, the State Department said.

New York couple killed in a crash

The three recent deaths happened a few months after a car crash in the Dominican Republic killed two other Americans.

In March, a car carrying New York tourists Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle plunged into the Caribbean after the pair left for the Santo Domingo airport to catch a flight home, the nation's police said. The body of Moore, 40, was found at sea, authorities said.

Fishermen found Ravenelle, 52, and took her to the hospital, but she died days later.

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