The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), will reveal in the following days the results of toxicological tests to tourists who died while vacationing in hotels and resorts of the Dominican Republic, after families of three of the deceased began their own investigations.
The FBI has been assisting the Dominican authorities in the investigation, including the analysis of alcohol samples from one of the resorts, but the similarity of the cases has cast doubt on the credibility of those results, reports the Washington Post.
The relatives of Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, ordered their own autopsies after the deaths in May.
“The family wants to know the truth, they do not seek to disorient investigations, they just do not want to take any chances,” said Steven Bullock, who represents the families of Cynthia Ann Day and Nathaniel Edward Holmes.
It is to remember that Miranda Schaup-Werner, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, died on May 25 of this year of a heart attack while she was celebrating her tenth wedding anniversary at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville. Five days later, Nathaniel Edward Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day of Prince George’s County were found dead in their room in the Gran Bahia Principe La Romana.
The autopsies performed on the bodies in the Dominican Republic concluded that all three died from respiratory failure and pulmonary edema or excess fluid in the lungs, For its part, the US Department of State has confirmed the death of 11 US citizens in the last year and a half, which is not an unusual number for an island that receives more than 2 million Americans each year.