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Three Americans Have Mysteriously Died Days Apart At The Same Dominican Republic Hotel

The news of a recent death out of the Dominican Republic has tourists on edge as it’s revealed she died just days before another US couple.

Not only that, but the Pennsylvania woman died in the same hotel and of the same causes as the couple.

The woman was found dead in her room just shortly after arriving in the Dominican Republic with her husband.

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The couple traveled to the Dominican Republic for vacation and they were staying at the adults-only Bahia Principe Bouganville in La Romana, a city on the southern end of the island.

Her husband told ABCNews that she “died suddenly and inexplicably in her hotel room” after having a drink from her mini-bar.”

Then news broke that a couple from Maryland had died from the same cause at the same hotel.

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Five days later, Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 50, an engaged couple from Maryland, were found dead in their room at another hotel on the same property.

Police said in a statement that Holmes and Day died of respiratory failure and fluid accumulation in the lungs, noting that blood pressure medication was found in the room. Police added that a toxicology test will be conducted.

There were no signs of violence, the hotel said in a statement, adding that staffers were “deeply saddened by the incident” and will work with the authorities as they investigate.

Two days before they were found dead, Holmes posted photos of the two posing on a boat, which he captioned: “Boat ride of a lifetime!!!”

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Day and Holmes had been staying at the vacation spot since May 25 and were scheduled to fly back home May 30. The bodies showed “no signs of violence,” according to The Dominican Today.

According to police, investigators are looking at the possibility carbon monoxide poisoning is to blame for Holmes’ and Day’s deaths. Police in the Dominican Republic did not confirm whether the couple’s room had a carbon monoxide detector.

It wasn’t until news reports of both deaths that families started piecing together the strange coincidence.

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Shortly after Miranda’s family returned home from the DR, they heard about the deaths of Holmes and Day, who’d checked in the same day as Schaup-Werner and her husband.

That’s when they contacted the State Department to investigate the similarities, according to CNN.

“The bizarre issue of the same hotel and these things happening within days of each other and the completely unexpected nature of what happened to Miranda. We just want to understand this,” McDonald told CNN.

“What we thought was a freak event now we don’t know,” he added.

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