A fourth tourist has mysteriously died at a Dominican Republic resort prompting the FBI to join local authorities in the investigation.
Robert Bell Wallace, 67, became ill and urinated blood after he consumed one whisky from his hotel room minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana. His heartbroken niece, Claire Arnold told Fox News “He started feeling very sick, he had blood in his urine and stool right afterwards.”
He died three days later in Hospital on April 14th.
Dominican authorities have yet to give the family a cause of death, Ms Arnold said.
His mysterious death comes after three other Americans were found dead in their hotel rooms in another hotel on the Caribbean island.
Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, from Pennsylvania, died on May 25 after she had a drink from her minibar at the Bahia Principe La Romana.
Five days later a couple from Maryland, Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, were both found dead in their hotel room at the same resort.
An initial investigation by Dominican Republic authorities into the three deaths at the Bahia Prinicipe La Roman offered a glimpse into the conditions of their bodies.
Authorities said they won't be able to provide more details on the causes of death until toxicology results are complete. Investigators found “several pill bottles” of medications, including oxycodone, in the couple's room, the attorney general's office said.
The resorts said they are cooperating with authorities. There are no medical connections linking the deaths as of yet. The resorts said they are feeling the economic impact from the negative publicity. Nearly seven million tourists visit the Dominican Republic and most are from the U.S.