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

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  1. Laela

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    What is the US Embassy in DR doing?? Do they have people working with the police and are at the autopsies to ensure the integrity of these investigations? .. I don't trust the DR gov't at this point.
     
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    Allegedly, according to someone on another site who knows somebody who knows somebody, the couple was murdered. But neither government is cooperating because they don't want to ruin the tourism in DR. Again, allegedly.
     
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    Do they know any additional information? Was anything taken from the room? Was the woman who also "died of respiratory failure" a few days earlier murdered too? Sorry for all the questions but this story is mind-boggling.
     
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    IDK. I couldn’t post what I read, but basically the person that said this said the husband/fiancé was his uncle’s best friend. But who really knows. What we do know is that this is all very fishy.
     
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    Thanks. I agree, its very fishy. If I had reservations at that resort right now, I'd cancel.
     
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    Seems like they were poisoned.
     
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    If you are logged into facebook, search for Elda Shepherd. She's currently updating her page now. She said she woke up to a man in her room. She's currently vacationing in the DR. She has been in contact with the embassy. I hope this isn't a hoax. I hope she can return back to the states safely.
     
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    @Covagirlm I'm happy you asked me to come with you. I really wanted to visit DR or BIM for my bday. Girllllllll!!!! I am shook
     
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    Not victim blaming, she did nothing wrong but I'm annoyed that she's out there and doesn't know about google translate.

    I can't fight but we would have been rumbling if you tried to go to DR.
     
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    If somebody at my door at 2 AM without a key and they ain't the police, I'm going back to bed without so much as cracking the door open.
     
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    This has happened to me and I don't get out of bed. It seems like she was sleeping and this guy came in with a key, not sure why she didn't lock the door or use the security latch but maybe that hotel doesn't have them.
     
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    This should be available worldwide but I’m not surprised it didn’t make it to stores.
     
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    I'm going to start traveling with a door stop alarm. They are $8 at Home Depot.
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    I just saw that post on Facebook. Whenever I stay at a hotel, I always double-lock the doors and put the chain on the door even in the U.S. The hotel staff can try to access your room no matter where you are, the D.R. or the U.S.
     
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    Good idea!
     
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    Last night's news had a story about a woman's husband who died the same way. They were visiting, he seemed fine, and then died. I'm not sure which hotel/resort it was. Unfortunately she did not have another autopsy done when his body returned to the states, and then they cremated him. She regrets that now.

    Also in a weird concidence, that wife went to high school with Cynthia Day.

    So we know of at least 4 Americans who supposedly died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema while vacationing in the DR.

    This is too much. I wonder if it's happening to people from other countries as well (if they even visit DR as much as Americans do).

    As other people stated, the DR was never on my list due to colorism/racism issues. This is more reason to keep it off my list.
     
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    It's trending on Twitter but you got Dominicans all up in the comments talking about this could happen anywhere. Okay, maybe it can but why is it happening so often where ya'll at right now? Get your brothers, uncles and cousins together before they mess up the whole islands money. :mad:

    Do you know how bad life has to be for somebody to say this?
     
  19. Ms. Tarabotti

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    I'm glad that I went safely there a couple of years ago.

    I have no desire to revisit the island anytime soon.

    Ladies, be careful of what you eat and drink and who comes to your door.
     
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    So they'd rather let tourists die rather than issues alerts? I would think that the possibility of dying on the island would be enough to ruin their tourist industry.
     
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    I think that's pretty standard in places where they either can't or won't do anything to fix the problem. Maybe in their eyes 1 American raped per month or a few missing or dead couples here or there is a low enough number to overlook when there are hundreds coming every day.
     
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    I do not know how to be careful of what I eat on vacation, they are going to have to kill me.
     
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    I thought the same thing. If they put roofies in my food, I might be in trouble. :look:
     
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    https://www.foxnews.com/world/colorado-couple-lawsuit-chemicals-dominican-republic-resort-ill

    Colorado couple files suit alleging chemicals at Dominican Republic resort made them critically ill

    Elizabeth Llorente3 hrs ago
    A Colorado couple has filed a lawsuit in the Dominican Republic against the hotel chain where at least four American tourists have died in the past year, alleging that they fell ill because of pesticides while staying at one of the chain's properties last year.

    The Grand Bahia Principe La Romana, the hotel where the couple -- Kaylynn Knull and Tom Schwander -- say they stayed, is where a Maryland couple was found deadin their room on May 30.

    “I honestly believe the truth needs to be told,” Knull told the Denver Channel. “This sounds way too similar at the same resort.”

    They said they opted to file the lawsuit, seeking $1 million, after the resort denied their request that they name the chemicals they use while gardening, or refund their money.

    PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN, 51, DIED IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES AS THREE AMERICAN TOURISTS AT DOMINICAN RESORT A YEAR AGO

    "As soon as we came back to the room, we noticed it smelled like somebody had dumped paint everywhere," said Knull. "We were drooling excessively. My eyes would not stop watering."

    She continued: "That night, we both woke up soaked in sweat at like four in the morning and kind of terrified. And we booked a flight home before the sun came up."

    They said that once back home in the United States, a doctor diagnosed “likely organophosphate poisoning,” referring to pesticides. Knull speculated the chemicals are used on plants around the property.



    MARYLAND COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOTEL ROOM

    "I was having the worst intestinal cramping I have ever experienced. It felt like a chainsaw going through my gut," she said.

    The couple did not respond to calls and texts from Fox News on Thursday.

    The Bahia Principe Hotels & Resort declined to comment on the couple’s allegations, saying it does not address matters that are in litigation.

    Meanwhile, Dawn McCoy, a woman from the Washington D.C. area, told the Fox News affiliate that her husband, David Harrison, 45, died while on vacation in the Dominican Republic last year. Authorities in the Dominican Republic said that the cause was a mix of pulmonary edema and a heart attack. It is unclear what hotel or resort he stayed at.

    “He just kept saying he didn’t feel right... he didn’t feel good,” said McCoy, who added that her husband had been in good health.

    “The hotel doctor cost almost $3,000 and they would not let us check out until I paid that,” said McCoy. “It’s like a scab reopened.”

    Her husband was cremated – a move she says she regrets because it precluded getting a second autopsy in the U.S.

    Knull and Schwander's allegations, as well news of Harrison's death, are just the latest to blight the Dominican tourist hotspot.

    DOMINICAN RESORT CLAIMS US TOURIST WENT PUBLIC WITH ASSAULT ALLEGATION AFTER IT REFUSED HER DEMAND FOR $2.2 MILLION

    The family of Pennsylvania woman Yvette Monique Sport, 51, told Fox29 Philadelphia she died in her room at the same hotel chain. Relatives said Sport was visiting the popular vacation destination last June, staying 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 up.

    Her death certificate listed “heart attack” as the cause.

    "She was 51 years of age, relatively healthy, no reason for her to go on vacation and die so suddenly," her sister, Felecia Nieves, told Fox29.

    News of her death came after it was reported that another U.S. tourist, Miranda Schaup-Werner, from Allentown, Pa., died in her room on May 25 at the Bahia Principe Bouganville, almost adjacent to the La Romana property. She died five days before Maryland couple Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Day were found dead in their room at the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana.

    An attorney for the Maryland couple told reporters Thursday that statements by Dominican authorities that they turned over health records to them showing health problems were untrue.

    Meanwhile, the Dominican Republic Tourism Ministry announced it is giving hotels 60 days to install security cameras. And the Dominican Attorney General's Office released a report saying the cases all appear to be unrelated.
     
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    Pesticides are probably the culprit, at least regarding the deaths at the Bahia Principe resort.
     
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    More details about the Maryland couple and the woman from Pennsylvania.

    "Dominican government officials released more-detailed autopsy results Thursday for three American tourists who died at adjacent beach resorts owned by the same hotel company during the last week of May.

    All three victims experienced eerily similar symptoms and internal trauma before their deaths, according to a news release from Dominican authorities. Pathologists said autopsies showed the three had internal hemorrhaging, pulmonary edema and enlarged hearts.

    Toxicology reports are pending."

    From: https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...945ae5db8fb_story.html?utm_term=.45da56b086e6
     
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    And the hits keep coming.
    Woman says husband died in Dominican Republic last year under similar circumstances as woman, couple


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-says-husband-died-dominican-152358439.html

    A widow is speaking out on her husband's sudden 2018 death after multiple tourists died in a Dominican Republic resort under similar suspicious conditions.
    Dawn McCoy, of Charles County, Md., told WTTG she was preparing to travel to the Caribbean nation on July 14 to commemorate the one year anniversary of her husband David Harrison's passing when she learned that an American couple, Nate Holmes and Cynthia Day, recently died on the island.
    "When it came up that they died from the same exact thing as my husband I thought 'No, no.... there's no way two people could die of the same exact thing,'" McCoy told the station.
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    McCoy says her husband, who was 45 years old and reportedly in good health when he suddenly died, complained he was feeling ill one night before bed and woke up in distress early in the morning.
     
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    ^^ I read about that one yesterday. So these are all deaths or illnesses that occurred at the Bahia Principe resorts. Bahia Principe has resorts in multiple locations all over the world. I would never book a vacation at a Bahia Principe resort until an investigation is done. I know a few people who stayed there and had a great time.

    - Maryland couple who were found dead in their room.
    - Pennsylvania woman who died after having a drink in her room's mini bar (5 days before Maryland couple).
    - Another Pennsylvania woman who died in 2018 after having a drink from mini bar - went to sleep and never woke up
    - Man who died in 2018, went to bed and woke up in distress
    - Colorado couple who fell violently ill supposedly due to pesticides sprayed at the resort.
     
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    wow..they need to shut that place down.
     

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