Mysterious American deaths in Dominican Republic: FBI unveils investigation results
Extensive toxicological tests and an FBI investigation into a series of deaths of American tourists in the Dominican Republic gave an unexpected result for many.
The investigation revealed that the FBI did not find any evidence of violations or abuses related to the deaths of Americans in the Dominican Republic. Fox Business. The FBI acknowledged the similarity of cases about which the media wrote so much and the relatives of the victims said, and reported that all the deaths occurred “for natural reasons,” the Dominican Republic insists on the same.
The State Department reports that the toxicological reports of the FBI on the mysterious deaths of US tourists in the Dominican Republic did not contain any evidence that contradicts the island state’s findings about the natural causes of the death of these people. Alcohol poisoning, which was suspected by relatives and friends of the victims, was also not.
“The results of additional, extensive toxicological tests conducted to date are consistent with the findings of local authorities,” said a spokesman for the State Department.
The first deaths appeared in the headlines in May, when it turned out that a couple of Americans died at the same time in the same hotel room. The bodies of 63-year-old Edward Nathaniel Holmes and 49-year-old Cynthia Ann Day were found 30 on May in their room at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana.
In this case, “the results of toxicological studies by the FBI were able to exclude several potential causes of death” by Day and Holmes, including “methanol poisoning due to spoiled alcohol”. These reasons are also ruled out due to the death of other US citizens.
Another victim died in the same hotel just a few days before: according to Dominican authorities, the cause was a heart attack.
The results of toxicological tests were provided by the FBI to the Dominican authorities and the families of the deceased.
“The safety of US citizens in the Dominican Republic is a top priority for the US government and the US Embassy in Santo Domingo,” said the State Department. “We will continue to work with all our Dominican colleagues in the tourism, law enforcement and health sectors to assess and educate the public about the security risks in the Dominican Republic.”
In June, the Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic stated that the cases were not part of any mysterious series of deaths, but became a statistically normal phenomenon that the American media tied together.
However, a wave of deaths in the Dominican Republic has reportedly forced American tourists to think about other travel destinations.
The ForwardKeys project, which analyzes data on 17 million flight bookings per day, reports that from 1 to 17 on June, flight cancellations increased by 45%, according to The Washington Post. Booking flights to the island from the USA in July and August decreased by 59% compared to last year.
“The recent deaths of tourists in the United States in the Dominican Republic appear to have had a significant impact on travel to their destination,” said ForwardKeys Vice President Olivier Ponti.
As ForumDaily wrote earlier:
- Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, from Prince George County, Virginia, were found dead in a room at the Bahía Príncipe in the resort of Playa Nueva Romana, on the south-east coast of the country.
- Miranda Schaupp-Werner was found dead in a hotel Grand Bahía Príncipe in La Romana 25 May.
- Relatives of 51-year-old Yvette Monique Sport told that she went to the resort last June and stopped at the Bahia Principe Resort in Punta Cana. In the room she drank a drink from the minibar and died that night.
- A woman from New York claims that because of a soda bottle filled with bleach, she’s was bleeding in the same resort in the Dominican Republic, where several tourists died.
- 31 is a summer tourist from Russia Maria Cheremushkina passed away during the holidays Dominican Republic. The incident occurred on the night of June 1. Relatives learned that shortly before the incident, the girl complained of heartache, but the necessary help was not provided to her. For some reason, she was taken to the hospital by taxi, because the ambulance staff refused to call the hotel.
- Deer Creek High School Alumni (Oklahoma) flew out 8 was in June in the Dominican Republic and settled at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, where at least 2 Americans were killed and several others fell ill. Soon, the teenagers felt bad, they could not establish the diagnosis.
- 18 June became aware of the death in the Dominican Republic of 55-year-old Joseph Allen from New Jersey. Him body 13 Jun found on the floor of the hotel room.
- 20 June became aware that 59-year-old Susan Simono passed away on June 19 in New Orleans after she was urgently hospitalized due to fluid in her lungs. Her death came in a week after she returned from her honeymoon in Punta Cana.
- 21 June family two dead in the Dominican Republic American tourists turned to Fox News after hearing news of two other victims of the dreaded resort. It turned out that 17 was a 2016-year-old resident of Pennsylvania, 69 of September of the year 18, and 2018 of april of 41, XNUMX-year-old man from Kansas.
- 24 Jun State Department confirmed the death of another American tourist in the Dominican Republic. They became 56-year-old Vittorio Caruso from Glen Cove, Long Island.
- 26 Jun in the hospital in the island resort died Khalid Adkins from Denver. He rested there with his daughter, but he was not allowed on a plane to the United States because of a too painful look. As a result, he died in the hospital a few days later.
- 14 July US Department of State confirmed the death of another american in the Dominican Republic - in March of this year, a tourist died in a resort from a "respiratory illness". He became the 11-m resident of the United States, who died in a Caribbean country this year, and at least 14-m from those whose death in the Dominican Republic became known to the press.
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