Missing Us Couple In Dr. Apparently Drove Car Into The Sea?

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  1. HairNinja

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    I'm going to have to join a friendless singles travel group or something. I can't be out here traveling by myself. I just left Florida it was nice.

    Resort staff are the first to know when I'm alone. So far in Jamaica everyone was nice, but looking back I see all my mistakes. The worse thing they can do is poison your drinks. These reports are horrible.

    I've been to Cancun, Florida and Jamaica by myself. And one time I went to Jamaica with a former friend she was never around. I'm divorced and friendless.
     
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    I travel a lot to places by myself, but it's like anything else, got to be aware of your surroundings at all times, and don't lull yourself into a false sense of security because you are behind resort walls, or on a paradise island or something. I stayed right here at home, and had something happen to me, but I was lucky. :look:
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly but the stories being reported aren’t about people who were caught slippin. One man climbed onto a second story balcony to rape 2 women. This is an environment where tourists are being preyed upon and I don’t think keeping your guard up is enough under the circumstances.
     
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    I had a friend who was staying on the 3rd floor, and was robbed, by someone shinning up the drainpipe and climbing onto her balcony. So no, I'm not naive about that, but I'm down the Islands a lot, and see a lot that makes me smh. Resort chains are also hiring a lot of contractors, and less locals and not following up on vetting of employees. Additionally, there's no accountability until there's a direct financial impact when the tourists stop coming.
     
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    ^^^^^THIS!
     
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    I like to think that I'm relatively savvy and street smart but the only way to really prepare for something like this is to sit in ya room the whole trip, drinking coffee and taking No-Doze waiting on something to pop off like this right here.
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    But that defeats the purpose of a vacation. Oh the irony of this gif.
     
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    I agree. These are people who are sleeping in their hotel rooms and walking on hotel grounds to go someplace when they are being attacked. From all the stories I read, it was normal activity for someone on vacation. But when you're on the grounds of a resort, the employees always have leverage on you. They know the grounds like the hairs on their head. They know who you're there with, and what your normal day to day activity is. If you go to the pool by yourself, or the beach, or if you eat dinner around the same time, they will notice a pattern.

    It's sad since these are resorts I used to book when I traveled to the Caribbean. I'm still traveling solo, but lately, I've only been traveling within the united states
     
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    I'm thinking someone slipped something in the MD couples drinks/food planning to rob them later. Or someone in the staff alerted an outside vendor, hotel staff is always setting guests up to get robbed. I don't even trust the safes, I used to work in a hotel and too many people have access to the master codes.
    I always assume that the maids are going to go through every inch of my luggage so I try to tip them well and be friendly.

    I roam around the islands alone, even dangerous ones like Trinidad and I'm starting to realize that I have a false sense of security. I bring pepper spray which is illegal in most of the Caribbean but how is that going help me if I'm in my room sleeping with the doohickey sitting in my purse?


    I love to sleep with the balcony doors open but I won't be doing that anymore, I'll also have to start double checking that the doors are locked every time I leave the room
     
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    I roam around the Islands alone too...in fact, this sucks...first of all, I get profiled for travelling alone down there frequently...and now this....I'm going to be packing some Machetes, and it won't be for chopping coconuts...
     
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    Awe I'll be your travel friend. :bighug:

    What were some of the mistakes you see that you made? No judgement.

    I traveled to the DR alone for PS but I wasnt drinking or out sightseeing where I really needed to be extremely cautious. I would have never thought of the bartender spiking the drinks.
     
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    Exactly!
    I was just saying how I LOVE leaving the balcony door open expecially at night to get the nice breeze in. And I love sitting out there at night drinking. These ninjas are f'ing up my good experiences.

    I am going to have to stay strapped by keeping pepper spray, a pistol, and that claw in my vagina that clamps down upon penetration.
     
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    That what??
     
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    LOL

    An anti-rape device.
    I first heard about girls and women in South Africa getting it because of the high amount daily rapes that happen there.


    Another reason I refuse to go to so Africa even if I am not the target.

    https://www.wired.com/2007/04/rapestoppers-ra/
     
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    Oh, okay. I thought you learned some deadly kegel exercises or something. Lol

    I remember reading about those years ago, but I don’t think they were ever actually produced.
     
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    Another one ladies. This woman died a few days before the recent couple. Same alleged cause of death at the same resort.

    Another American had died of respiratory failure days before couple at same Dominican Republic resort, hotel says

    By Julia JacoboJun 4, 2019, 5:42 PM ET
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    An American woman died of respiratory failure in her Dominican Republic hotel room days before a Maryland couple was found dead of the same cause at the same resort, a hotel staff member told ABC News.

    Miranda Schaupp-Werner was found dead at the Grand Bahía Príncipe hotel in La Romana on May 25 -- five days before Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, were found dead in their hotel room.

    Schaup-Werner died of respiratory failureand pulmonary edema, according to the hotel. An autopsy performed on the couple determined that they died of the same causes, according to the Dominican Republic National Police.

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    American couple Edward Nathael Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, died while staying at the Playa Nueva Romana resort in the Dominican Republic.

    The U.S. Department of State confirmed to ABC News that Schaupp-Werner was an American. Police said they are aware of Schaupp-Werner's death but have not opened a criminal investigation into it because her death does not appear to be suspicious.

    Police are investigating the deaths of the couple, as they were initially considered suspicious since Holmes complained of chest pains the day he died but refused to see the doctor that was called, police said.

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    A photograph posted to Facebook on May 28, 2019, shows Americans Nathaniel Edward Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day on vacation in the Dominican Republic, before they were found dead at a hotel there in late May 2019.

    The couple's bodies showed no signs of violence, police said.

    Holmes and Day arrived at the hotel on May 25 and were scheduled to depart on Thursday, police said. They were found unresponsive by hotel staff after they missed their scheduled check-out time on Thursday, according to a statement from the hotel.

    "We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss," a State Department official said on regards to Holmes' and Day's deaths.

    Additional information was not immediately available.

    ABC News' Conor Finnegan and Aicha El Hammar Castano contributed to this report.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/american-...s-couple-dominican-republic/story?id=63476454
     
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    That's crazy. What the heck is going on at Bahia Principe?? Did they poison the liquor in the mini bars? Carbon monoxide poisoning? I really hope that these families can find out what happened to their loved ones. That's horrible.
     
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    This is crazy. The US needs to issue a travel advisory or something.
     
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    That is no coincidence. Those people are being drugged and robbed!
     
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    This is crazy. Its like every time I plan a vacation to someplace, news stories like these come out right before I go. Im going to DR on Monday, thankfully not to that same resort. But now I’m terrified of possible carbon monoxide poisoning, shuttle drivers, tainted alcohol, and being alone.

    Although I doubt carbon monoxide was the issue that affected two separate rooms within days, it’s still a possibility. Does open windows or running AC or fan help with that? Or should I bring my CM detector just in case?
     
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    I leave tomorrow, throwing my CM detector, alarmed door stoppers in my cases and I'll buy a couple of Machetes when I get there...
     
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    What the what? I think you're joking. If not, I hope you reconsider the trip before going this route.
     
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    What's wrong with shuttle drivers? We were going to take the resort's shuttle because I thought it would be safer than an Uber.
     
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    The resort's shuttle is the safest option.
     
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    I now travel with a CM detector. As far as the alcohol, I dunno...maybe check trip advisor to see if people have complained of being sick at that resort.
     
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    I just talked to my associate that lives in Santo Domingo DR. I asked her what happened to the black American couple that died last month in Santo Domingo.

    She thought I was talking about plastic surgery and she said only a Dominican woman died last month that went to this notorious doctor that is known for killing folks on the surgery table.

    I told her no the couple was vacationing then she said
    Oh yea the couple in the OP died because they drove into ocean, they were in an accident.

    Then without me asking she said there is another couple that died while in their room. The police are investigating because the cameras are there and nobody went into their room.

    So that is the word on the streets.
     
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    I meant drives with a driver and just me and my bf. A shuttle with other passengers I would take, like resort shuttles, but not solo like an uber.
     
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    More info.

    Pennsylvania woman died days before Maryland couple at the same hotel in the Dominican Republic
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    (CNN) — Five days before a Maryland couple were found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic, a Pennsylvania woman collapsed and died at the same resort shortly after she checked in, a family spokesman says.

    Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, had just checked in May 25 and enjoyed a drink from a minibar at the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana, family spokesman Jay McDonald told CNN affiliate WFMZ.

    She and her husband, Dan Werner, were celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary when she suddenly collapsed in her hotel room, he said.

    "At one point, she was sitting there happily smiling and taking pictures and the next moment she was in acute pain and called out for Dan and she collapsed," McDonald said.

    "He was understandably in shock, but the whole thing was just so stunning."

    Paramedics were called, and first aid was provided, but Schaup-Werner died in the room, Dominican Republic National Police Col. Frank Felix Durán Mejia told CNN.

    A cause of death has not been determined, and a toxicology report is pending, but no violence was involved, Durán Mejia said.

    Prosecutors are investigating the circumstances of her death, the Dominican attorney general's office said Wednesday.

    [​IMG]Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, collapsed and died in her hotel room May 25.
    Couple die nearly a week later
    Five days later, on May 30, Maryland couple Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, missed their scheduled checkout time at the same resort. Hotel employees later found them dead, police said.

    When Schaup-Werner's family heard about the couple's deaths, they notified the US State Department of the similarities and requested an investigation, according to McDonald. He said Schaup-Werner was healthy before her death.

    "What we thought was a freak event now we don't know," he said.

    CNN has reached out to the resort for more information.

    Maryland couple Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, were found dead May 30.

    3 Americans in 5 days
    The two families are searching for answers after the loss of their loved ones in the same resort five days apart.

    In a statement to CNN, the State Department confirmed last month's deaths of the three US citizens.

    "We offer our sincerest condolences to the families for their loss," it said.

    After Day and Holmes died, the Dominican Republic National Police said an autopsy concluded the couple had respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, an abnormal buildup of fluid in the lungs.

    Medications meant to treat high blood pressure were found in the room, police said. There were no signs of violence in the room.

    All 3 checked in on same day
    Holmes and Day were engaged, and were from Prince George's County, Maryland, relatives told CNN affiliate WBAL. They were supposed to fly back home the day they were found.


    Texas couple on holiday in Fiji die from unidentified illness

    Days before their deaths, Holmes posted Facebook photos of him and Day enjoying their time in open waters.

    "Boat ride of a lifetime!!!" one caption said.

    The three Americans all checked into the hotel May 25 -- the same day Schaup-Werner died, the affiliate reported. The couple were checking out five days later when they were found.

    The bodies of all three Americans were transported to forensic science institutes in the Dominican Republic for examinations, officials said.

    "We are deeply saddened by the incident at one of our hotels in La Romana, Dominican Republic, and want to express our deepest condolences to their family and friends," Bahia Principe Hotels said in a statement after the couple's death.

    La Romana is on the Caribbean coast and has a population of about 130,000.

    CNN's Rebekah Riess, Andrea Diaz and Rosa Flores contributed to this report.

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    So all these autopsies had the exact same findings. Yeah, something ain't right.
     

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