The mysterious Punta Cana deaths continue. On Monday, the U.S. State Department confirmed a fourth American tourist died suddenly at a Dominican Republic resort. Now the FBI has opened an investigation.
Robert Bell Wallace, 67, passed away back in April while staying at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Resort for his stepson's wedding. According to his niece Chloe Arnold, who spoke with Fox News, a minibar scotch could be the culprit.
"He was fine," Arnold said. "He and his wife arrived there at around midnight on April 10. On April 11 he had scotch from the minibar. He started feeling very sick, he had blood in his urine and stool right afterward."
He died three days later, however, authorities failed to give a cause of death. "We have so many questions," she continued. "We don't want this to happen to anyone else."
But despite her wishes, it has. Three other American tourists have died in the Dominican Republic of similar, strange circumstances in the weeks following Wallace's death. What's even weirder? Several of the deaths have occurred at the same resort.
On May 25, Miranda Schaup-Werner also had a drink from the minibar and collapsed. The autopsy cited heart attack, respiratory failure, and a fluid accumulation in her lungs as the cause of death. Just five days later, Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Day died of respiratory failure and fluid accumulation in their lungs.
The FBI is sending experts to the Bahia Principe hotels where the latter three stayed to conduct the investigation.
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