Turlock man among four Americans to die recently in Dominican Republic

Concerns Several of the tourists died at the Bahia Principe La Romana resort

Concerns Several of the tourists died at the Bahia Principe La Romana resort

The FBI has hit the ground in the Dominican Republic, probing the mysterious deaths of six Americans who died at three resorts on the island.

"It's something that investigators should be able to get to the bottom of".

According to the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, officials in the Dominican Republic asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in conducting toxicology analysis on the bodies and the resorts run by the Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.

Despite more tourists canceling their vacation plans to the island and various theories as to what is causing the deaths, Dominican Republic Tourism Minister Francisco Garcia insisted at a press conference last week that the country had received more than 30 million visitors in the last five years without any widespread concerns about health issues at its resorts. Lawrence-Daley says she suffered a broken nose and facial fractures after a man dressed like a hotel employee attacked her, dragged her into a maintenance room and assaulted her for several hours.

"She was 51 years of age, relatively healthy, no reason for her to go on vacation and die so suddenly", Nieves said.

"We were promised within three months that we would receive a toxicology report".

"We have so many questions", Arnold said. "To this day, which is nearly a year now we've got nothing", Nieves said to Fox 5.

Other hotels which guests reported having stayed at when they fell ill, include Vista Sol Punta Cana Beach, Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana and Iberostar Bavaro in Punta Cana.

Wallace, a California resident, became ill after he drank a scotch from the room minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, according to his niece, Chloe Arnold.

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Autopsies performed in the Dominican Republic determined preliminary causes of death for both Holmes and Day were respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, or water in the lungs.

Just as Tommy Tickenoff was gaining a wife in the island country, his mother was losing her husband of 10 years.

He said: "We haven't heard enough and that's part of the problem". The 67-year-old, who owned a construction business, had reportedly taken a scotch from the room's minibar before he became nauseous.

His widow, Dawn McCoy, had previously accepted that he died from a heart attack but is now questioning the circumstances.

"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.

The FBI is sending experts to the Bahia Principe hotels where the latter three stayed to conduct the investigation.

Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Pennsylvania, died suddenly on May 25 after checking into a resort with her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Dr. Inglesby added that it is "unconscionable and inexplicable", that toxicology reports have not yet been completed or released.

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