Fourth American died at Dominican Republic resort, report says

Elias Hubbard
June 12, 2019

Multiple news outlets recently publicized the deaths of three American tourists at the Bahia Principe, another resort area in the Dominican Republic. The two had three children between each other.

"Dominican Republic Punta Cana trip is definitely canceled, they killing folks out there". The spot is known for its beaches and lavish resorts.

For a man who spent much of his life building Turlock apartments and condominiums through his business, Wallace Construction, the family Wallace built is intent on finding the truth.

Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, reportedly died in her room at the Bahia Principe Bouganville resort on May 25 of a pulmonary edema, according to authorities. Schaup-Werner also had a heart attack.

In a news conference last week, tourism officials said the deaths might be coincidence noting that nothing like it has happened in the country before.

Just as Tommy Tickenoff was gaining a wife in the island country, his mother was losing her husband of 10 years.

Arnold further explained that the hotel doctor had checked Wallace, and decided on April 13 that he had to be hospitalized.

"It was kind of really a quick turn of events after that that ended in his death", Tickenoff said.

"We have so many questions", Arnold added.

'We offer our sincerest condolences to the family for their loss.

We reiterate that we totally disagree with the dissemination of false information published publicly that endangers the image and reputation of the company and the integrity and rights of our employees and their families, reserving, when necessary, the right to undertake the adequate legal action.

On top of a sort of sudden-death syndrome at Dominican resorts - liquor consumed at hotel minibars is a primary suspect - the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz Sunday night outside a Santo Domingo club has focused new attention on violence in his homeland.

The pattern of deaths made headlines last week after Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, were found dead at the Bahia Principe La Romana on May 30.

The FBI is now investigating the recent outbreaks.

"She was 51 years of age, relatively healthy, no reason for her to go on vacation and die so suddenly", Nieves told FOX 29. In a June 7 statement, the Bahia Principe said it has a "firm commitment to collaborate completely with the authorities and hope for a prompt resolution".

Maryland woman Dawn McCoy reported that her husband, David Harrison, died in similar circumstances almost a year ago at the same Hard Rock Cafe Wallace, according to Fox News.

The resorts said they are cooperating with authorities.

Steven Bullock, a lawyer for Day's family, said autopsies and tests will be performed on Day and Holmes in the US.

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