Bootleg Liquor Could Be Possible Cause Of Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths

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Meanwhile, another family has reported that their loved one died in the Dominican Republic in January.

David Harrison, 45, was celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife and 12-year-old son when he died of a heart attack at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana in July of 2018.

Toxicology reports on the four tourists who have died this June could take up to three months, WABC reports.

Cox's wish was to be cremated. She was staying at the Excellence resort, where she had stayed twice before, Will Cox, Leyla's son, told NBC's Nightly News. "It retains me up at night incandescent that my mother's remains belongs to a foreign nation".

"My family wanted her to not go on this vacation", William explained to

At least seven American tourists have mysteriously died while vacationing at resorts in the Dominican Republic in the previous year, and authorities are now zeroing in on what they believe to be the cause: illegal bootleg alcohol.

He is now waiting for Leyla, who worked in the radiology department at Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton, to be transferred from the hospital to Blandino Funeral home in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

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"If it was up to the Dominican Republic, in 48 hours after her death, they would've already cremated her and sent her on her way back to the United States".

Pennsylvania's Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, also died after consuming a drink from a resort minibar across the island at Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana on May 25. The Train Department confirmed Friday that an American died in the Dominican Republic in January. Pulmonary edema - extra fluid in the lungs - used to be listed among the causes of death for the couple in preliminary reports.

Holmes and Day were chanced on useless of their room on the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana. Her husband added: "We just want to say our part and hopefully other people would come forward and there will be an investigation".

Since files of the deaths became reported, families maintain shared the same stories of their family mysteriously dying whereas staying at resorts in the Dominican Republic.

Law enforcement says they are looking for any risky chemicals that could have contaminated their alcoholic beverages and have the FBI's assistance with taking blood samples from the deceased back to their research center in Quantico, VA.

Roughly one third of the country's illicit alcohol got here about because of "tax leakage", which refers again to the observe of skipping out on the excise tax within the jurisdiction of legally produced alcohol drinks.

Neither the Excellence resort nor the Dreams resort without delay responded to requests for comment Friday.