Insecticide Infection Caused Deaths Of 3 Americans At Dominican Republic Resort


Another American died while on vacation in the Dominican Republic after grabbing a drink at a minibar.

Miranda Schaup-Werner, the first of three American tourists to die mysteriously within a week at a Dominican Republic resort, succumbed to a heart attack, the Caribbean island's attorney general said.

Robert Wallace of Turlock, Calif., arrived at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana with his wife on April 10 to attend his stepson's wedding but fell ill nearly immediately the day after.

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.

Arnold said a hotel doctor later checked on Wallace and determined on April 13 that he needed to go to the hospital.

Just five days later at a resort owned by the same company, a Maryland couple, Nathaniel Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, were discovered dead in their resort hotel room of the same cause, investigators said.

"We have so many questions", she said. On April 11 he had scotch from the minibar.

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

'We offer our sincerest condolences to the family for their loss. "In both circumstances, established security protocols were followed, and we have maintained open communication with the authorities to provide information and clarification for each case".

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Most of the incidents took place at a Bahia Principe property or the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana.

A user on Twitter theorizes that what is happening in the Dominican Republic could be the same thing that happened in resorts in Mexico where fake liquor was served and caused mysterious illnesses and deaths as well. Sport's sister Felecia Nieves, in an interview with FOX29, said they were told Sport died from a heart attack.

There have been other reports in the past year of American tourists becoming ill while visiting the Dominican Republican.

View of Bavaro beach, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on January 16, 2012. Day also had fluid in her brain.

Authorities investigating the deaths have confidence now not commented on any popular probabilities that will perhaps perhaps need led to the fatalities.

At the same resort in April, Robert Wallace became ill quickly after drinking a scotch from the minbar and died three days later.

According to the Dominican Prosecutor's Office, the three victims died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.

News of the FBI's involvement came as the bodies of a Maryland couple found dead in their room at one of the resorts were returned to the United States and the families of both said they want independent autopsies conducted in hopes of getting to the bottom of how they perished, an attorney for the loved ones said.

The New York Post reported that almost 70 tourists have reported getting violently ill while vacationing in the Dominican Republic since March, according to a commonly used website that tracks food-borne illness outbreaks.