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Deaths of 3 United States tourists in Dominican Republic: Checks show similarities

Relatives of Yvette Monique Sport 51 said she was visiting the popular tourist spot last June and stayed at the Bahia Principe Resort in Punta Cana. They say that Sport had a drink from the mini bar inside her room later went to bed and never woke

Multiple news outlets recently publicized the deaths of three American tourists at the Bahia Principe, another resort area in the Dominican Republic.

Robert Bell Wallace, 67, of California, became sick nearly immediately after he had a scotch from the minibar in his room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino resort in Punta Cana on April 11, his niece Chloe Arnold told Fox News.

Wallace's family says he was in good health before the trip and became concerned after seeing the alarming number of deaths at resorts in the Dominican in the month of May.

In present days, a Maryland widow went public with issues in regards to the loss of life of her husband, David Harrison, closing three hundred and sixty five days on the an analogous Exhausting Rock resort under identical, surprising conditions. One death was similar - nearly four weeks after the tragedy with Wallace another American, Miranda Soup-Werner from Pennsylvania, died after he drank an alcoholic beverage from your mini-bar at another hotel, Bahia Principe Resort.

A tourist from United States died after suddenly and seriously ill on the resort all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic.

"The freakish issue of the same hotel and these things happening within days of each other and the complete unexpected nature of what happened to Miranda, we just want to understand this", family spokesman Jay McDonald told CNN affiliate WFMZ. "We disapprove of any speculation and conjecture on the possible causes of death and urge all to respect the families while the investigation is ongoing", the statement read.

The resort operator, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, said it followed all security protocols. Last week, Felecia Nieves told WTXF that her sister, Yvette Monique Short, 51, was staying at a Bahia Principe resort in Punta Cana last June when she died unexpectedly.

Fishermen found Ravenelle, 52, and took her to the hospital, but she died days later.

"This is something that. has never happened before in our country", Paola Rainieri, president of Asonahores, the Dominican Republic Hotel and Tourism Association, said at the news conference.

The troubling pattern of deaths emerged with news that an engaged couple from Maryland, Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, were found dead in their room at the Bahia Principe La Romana on May 30. The FBI confirmed to Fox News on Friday it was once assisting Dominican authorities in investigating the deaths.

Dawn McCoy, who lost her husband there almost a year ago at a different resort in the Dominican Republic, spoke to FOX 5 Wednesday evening and said she wished she'd requested a second autopsy when his remains were returned to the US.

It's the same property where three Americans died late last month from what officials have said was respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.

Authorities said they won't be able to provide more details on the causes of death until toxicology results are completed.

McCoy says her husband also died from the disease mixed with a heart attack.

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"As soon as we came back to the room, we noticed it smelled like somebody had dumped paint everywhere", Knull said.

The hotel workers, the statement mentioned, "took on the duty of offering all most fundamental attentions and that every body actions within the case are successfully documented" and "a member of the hotel workers stayed extra on the total than no longer within the clinical institution to invent assistance and guarantee that her needs had been met".

'We were apparently very lucky, ' she wrote.

After an attack on a DE woman inside her resort in mid-April, the State Department has warned Americans traveling to the country to exercise "increased caution" due to crime - a warning unlikely to be removed anytime soon.