Mystery Surrounds American Deaths in Dominican Republic

Posted on June 11, 2019 8:07 am

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U.S. authorities are scrambling to get to the bottom of a rash of deaths of U.S. tourists in the Dominican Republic, with the number of reported fatalities over the past year now rising to six.

Three people whose deaths have been confirmed all arrived on May 25 in San Pedro de Macoris, a seaside resort in the south of the Caribbean country, Dominican authorities said.

Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, booked a room with her husband at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville hotel. She lost consciousness on the day of her arrival after going out on the balcony. Her husband or hotel medical staff