Miranda Schaup-Werner, third American who has died at the same luxury resort at the Dominican Republic’s Grand Bahía Príncipe hotel under mysterious circumstances within a 5 day time frame.
A Pennsylvania tourist collapsed and died in the same Dominican Republic hotel where an engaged couple from Maryland was found dead five days later. The woman’s death is now believed to be the result of the very same condition that led to the two earlier deaths last week.
Miranda Schaup-Werner, a 41 year old psychotherapist, from Allentown, died in front of her husband in their room in the Grand Bahía Príncipe hotel in La Romana on May 25 after having a drink from the minibar, a relative told Fox News.
Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, checked into the all-inclusive hotel the same day — and just five days later were also found dead in their room.
All three died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, which a family spokesman for Schaup-Werner called ‘beyond coincidence.’
This definitely raises the suspicious level. Pennsylvania woman died at the SAME HOTEL JUST DAYS before couple from Prince George’s County. They all stayed at the Bahia Principe Hotel in the Dominican Republic. @WUSA9 https://t.co/0u37rtyEst
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Miranda Schaup-Werner death: ‘Something is going on, we want to know what.’
‘It was, at first, a little confusing that there was such a strong parallel … it immediately caused serious concern for us,’ said Jay McDonald, acting as the family spokesman for Schaup-Werner’s grieving husband, Daniel Werner.
‘They died five days after, and the cause was determined to be the same, this just puts this whole thing through the stratosphere — something is going on, and we want to know what it is.’
Schaup-Werner and her husband had been on the island celebrating her ninth anniversary when she suddenly collapsed after having a drink.
‘She started shrieking and she dropped to the floor. He attempted to do CPR, he tried to resuscitate her,’ McDonald said his brother-in-law told him.
Paramedics arrived and gave an epinephrine injection — usually used to treat severe allergic reactions. ‘At that point, they just declared her dead,’ McDonald said, adding that the authorities ‘did a very cursory [look] into determining the cause of death.’
‘Daniel and all of us are in a state of disbelief, we are shocked. She was perfectly content, everything seemed fine,’ McDonald reiterated
Of disconcert, Mcdonald said, ‘No toxicology report was done as part of the cause of death inquiry, nor were Mrs. Shaup-Werner’s glass and drink tested’. It remained unclear why further tests were not done.
A spokesperson for the hotel declined to offer media comment on Miranda Schaupp-Werner’s death.
Miranda Schaup-Werner and other Dominican Republic deaths and incidents closely monitored.
The US State Department has since confirmed the three deaths.
‘The U.S. Embassy is actively monitoring the investigations by Dominican authorities into these tragic deaths,’ it said in a statement to Fox.
‘We stand ready to provide assistance as requested.’
The deaths come after Tammy Lawrence-Daley said she was attacked by an unknown assailant wearing a resort uniform while vacationing in the country in January.
Lawrence-Daley, who suffered a broken nose, fractured hand, partial hearing loss in her left ear and had her mouth ‘ripped apart,’ said in an interview this week that she blames herself for the attack in Punta Cana.
TRAVEL ALERT 🚨 Another American had died of respiratory failure days before couple at same Dominican Republic resort, hotel says: Grand Bahía Príncipe hotel in La Romana! ☠️ ABC News #TravelTips #TravelSafety
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