Two more Americans Reported Dead In Dominican Republic
The tragic deaths of Americans in the Dominican Republic continue to rise.
Fox News reports that a man from Kansas and a woman from Pennsylvania had also died during vacations in the Dominican Republic.
The families of a 41-year-old Chris Palmer who was an Army veteran from Kansas who died on April 18, 2018, and Barbara Diane Maser-Mitchell, a 69-year-old retired nurse from Pennsylvania who died on Sept. 17, 2016, recently reported their deaths.
According to Fox, both Palmer and Maser-Mitchell passed away from heart attacks.
Dominican police reported that Palmer had a pulmonary edema.
“As soon as he died, I wondered if he was poisoned, if he was drugged,” Bernadette Hiller said. “He was healthy as a horse.”
Prior to his death, Palmer told his friends he was suffering from a bad headache. He was later found dead in his room after choking on his own vomit.
Palmer’s family said Dominican police pressured them to get his body cremated.
The family of Maser-Mitchell said that she was fine until she had drinks from the bar at their hotel. She later complained that she was feeling sick, over time it got worse and they called an ambulance. She went into cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital. She had no prior health problems.
Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia said he’s seen the final reports for all nine victims and that there is nothing in those reports to suggest anything out of the ordinary.
“The deaths occurred due to previous health conditions of the deceased, as the autopsies performed have shown,” Garcia said.