Mystery surrounds American deaths in Dominican Republic

Robert Wallace 67 has become the fourth tourist to die in Punta Cana according to his niece. Source Fox NewsMore

Wallace's death was among several recently reported among tourists to the Dominican Republic.

The dramatic rise, which began in March, has peaked this month - just 11 days in - as a staggering 52 tourists reported having diarrhoea, fever and vomiting in June alone. Arnold later died on April 14.

Rojo, 29, had been staying at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with his family.

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.

According to the reports of her autopsy released Thursday by the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, she died of a heart attack that caused respiratory failure and a fluid accumulation in her lungs.

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

Chloe Arnold told the station that her uncle nearly immediately experienced blood in his stool and urine.

Arnold further explained that the hotel doctor had checked Wallace, and decided on April 13 that he had to be hospitalized.

Mr Wallace's death happened a month before Miranda Schaup-Werner died on May 25. Schaup-Werner was staying at the Bahia Principe La Romana when she suffered a heart attack. His niece, Chloe Arnold, told Fox News that he became ill after having a drink from the his hotel room's minibar.

Many families are now concerned that these deaths did not occur naturally at all. Such is the case with Maryland widow, Dawn McCoy, who went public with concerns regarding the death of her husband, David Harrison.

Maryland woman Dawn McCoy reported that her husband, David Harrison, died in similar circumstances almost a year ago at the same Hard Rock Cafe Wallace, according to Fox News. "He deserved better", she added of her son. He had a physical shortly before the trip and, with the exception of high blood pressure, which he kept in check with medication, he had a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, Harrison did not make it.

Wallace is the fourth American tourist reported dead in the Dominican Republic in the last two months and the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed Friday to Fox News that it is stepping in to investigate the string of mysterious deaths.

The FBI and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that they are probing the mysterious deaths at resorts in the country.

"There is no indication of any correlation between these unfortunate incidents", Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts said in a statement.



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