U.S. State Department: Number of Suspicious Deaths of American Citizens in Dominican Republic Over Past Year Reaches 10 and Counting

A carnival cruise-line ship docked at Dominican Republic’s Santo Domingo. Most recently, at least three Americans died under suspicious circumstances within a five-day period of time at adjacent resorts in the Dominican Republic. File photo: Pixabay.

PALM BEACH – Over the past year, at least 10 Americans have died from sudden and extreme illnesses – many deemed by officials to be “suspicious” in nature – while visiting the Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. State Department in a recent statement.

The deaths, most of which involved tourists becoming gravely ill before passing away soon afterward, have received extensive media coverage and placed a considerable black eye on the Dominican Republic’s tourism trade, currently a major staple of the Caribbean country’s economy.

However, according to a State Department spokesman, the number of deaths of U.S. citizens visiting the Dominican Republic remains within established averages; currently, 2.7 million Americans visit the Dominican Republic annually, with the vast majority returning home without any injury or illness, officials say. 

Most recently, at least three Americans died under suspicious circumstances within a five-day period of time at adjacent resorts in the Dominican Republic; Miranda Schaupp-Werner of Pennsylvania, 41, was found dead at the Bahia Principe Bouganville hotel on May 25, and Maryland couple Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, were both discovered dead at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana Resort on May 30.


Big Tech is using a content filtering system for online censorship. Watch our short video about NewsGuard to learn how they control the narrative for the Lamestream Media and help keep you in the dark. NewsGuard works with Big-Tech to make it harder for you to find certain content they feel is 'missing context' or stories their editors deem "not in your best interest" - regardless of whether they are true and/or factually accurate. They also work with payment processors and ad-networks to cut off revenue streams to publications they rate poorly by their same bias standards. This should be criminal in America. You can bypass this third-world nonsense by signing up for featured stories by email and get the good stuff delivered right to your inbox.

According to reports, some of the victims have been alleged to have consumed beverages from various luxury hotels they were staying at before suddenly displaying illnesses that eventually resulted in their deaths. No link has yet been established among those who have perished, and FBI officials are currently awaiting the results of toxicology reports on the victims before proceeding with an investigation.

In response, Francisco Javier Garcia, the minister of tourism in the Dominican Republic, told reporters “The Dominican Republic is a safe country,” and that ‘There is not an avalanche of deaths‘.

Comment via Facebook

Corrections: If you are aware of an inaccuracy or would like to report a correction, we would like to know about it. Please consider sending an email to corrections@publishedreporter.com and cite any sources if available. Thank you. (Policy)