Dominican Republic Mystery Deepens After Third US Tourist Dies of Respiratory Failure

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A Pennsylvania tourist collapsed and died in the same Dominican Republic hotel where an engaged couple from Maryland was found dead five days later — and from the very same condition, according to alarming reports.

Psychotherapist Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, from Allentown, died in front of her husband in their room in the 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, according to Fox, which a family spokesman for Schaup-Werner called “beyond coincidence.”

Schaup-Werner’s family is so “alarmed” by the ” disturbing similarity ” between the deaths they have called on the US State Department to investigate.

“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, McDonald told Fox.

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Source: New York Post