A woman from Maryland interrogates the circumstances surrounding her husband's death in a hotel in the Dominican Republic after three people have died in a nearby resort.
Dawn McCoy said her husband David Harrison died in the same way as a woman and a couple who died within a few days of each other while on vacation in the Bahia Principe La Romana.
McCoy, her husband and their 12-year-old son went to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana last July to celebrate the couple's wedding day.
Dawn McCoy, (right), said her husband David Harrison, (left), died the same way as a woman and a couple who died within a few days of each other while on vacation in the Bahia Principe La Romana in the Dominican Republic. McCoy and her husband were on vacation at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana in July 2018
Harrison & # 39; s cause of death was listed as pulmonary edema and a heart attack in a cert from the Dominican Republic. His wife said he was completely normal, although he used medication for high blood pressure
Harrison began to feel sick and finally went to bed, where he woke up with sweat, she said WTOP.
& # 39; He couldn't sit up and he made noises that … you couldn't understand. He struggled to get out of bed and talk. I tried to communicate with him and the only thing he could do was mumble. & # 39;
She said it took more than twenty minutes for the doctor to arrive from the hotel after she made three phone calls to alert the staff. However, her husband died.
McCoy said that Harrison was in good health even though he was taking medication for high blood pressure.
He had a check-up shortly before the trip and everything was good.
His cause of death was listed as lung edema and a heart attack in a cert from the Dominican Republic.
She spent nearly $ 20,000 to bring her husband's body back to the United States, where she had him cremated.
& # 39; We went there as a happy family and we came home to a broken family. I came home to a widow and my 12-year-old son came home fatherless. & # 39;
McCoy, her husband and their 12-year-old son went to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana last July to celebrate the wedding anniversary of the couple
Dawn McCoy said her husband began to feel sick and eventually went to bed, where he woke up with sweat in their hotel room
She said that she is now questioning her husband's case after reading recent news about similar deaths.
& # 39; I began to see all those other people dying of the same exact causes, causing me to doubt. I no longer feel that my husband died of natural causes, & said McCoy.
& # 39; Do what needs to happen to satisfy your mind that they were natural causes that didn't kill your loved one & # 39 ;, she added.
She said she wished an autopsy could have been performed on his body in the US, but that can no longer be done.
Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, who collapsed and died on May 25 shortly after drinking a drink from the minibar of her hotel room in the Bahia Principe La Romana.
Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, and Edward Homes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, all died within a few days of each other. They all had an enlarged heart and suffered respiratory problems, but it remains unclear what caused their sudden health deterioration. Local officials accuse their death of pre-existing health problems
All three of them stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana resort in different hotels on the same complex. They checked in on the same day
Five days later, Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, were found dead in their room.
New autopsy results show that Miranda ended up in cardiac arrest after she had had respiratory failure, which also appears in Holmes and Day autopsy reports.
The couple also had fluid in their lungs. What remains unclear is what led to their sudden deterioration in health. Toxicology reports have not yet been made available.
Despite the creepy similarities and the fact that another American couple is suing the hotel to get sick in similar circumstances last year, the resort says nothing is wrong.
Holmes and Day had called the doctor the morning they were found dead in their hotel room. Officials say they refused care when the doctor appeared at their door. It is not clear how long afterwards they were discovered dead in their room
Mr Werner told the local authorities that his nine-year-old wife suffered from an inflammation around the heart
The Dominican authorities have also suggested that at least the pre-existing health conditions are to blame; they say the Maryland couple both suffered from high blood pressure and that Schaup-Werner had a heart condition.
But both families are dissatisfied with the investigation and want US authorities to take over.
& # 39; We do not understand what is happening here. We have big questions, & said a family spokesperson for Schaup-Werner.
Before she fell ill, Miranda Schaup-Werner posted photos of the room on her Facebook page and had a drink from the minibar in their room
The Bahia Principle posted an official statement on Twitter about the death of Edward Holmes, 63 and Cynthia Day, 49
He said the family had contacted the US Department of Foreign Affairs to express serious concerns about Mrs. Schaup-Werner's death and to request an investigation.
& # 39; After learning a few days later of the surprising similarity to the incident with the couple from Maryland at the same resort, the family became concerned about potential implications.
& # 39; Why didn't the deaths of the Maryland couple initiate an investigation so close to Mrs. Shaup-Werner's death? Have there been other deaths ?, & he said.
Schaup-Werner collapsed after receiving a drink from the minibar shortly after checking in.
Awilda Montes, 43, visited the Bahia Principe La Romana last year with her ex boyfriend. She took a drink from what she thought 7 was UP, but fell sick the next day
She and her husband had traveled to the popular tourist destination to celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary.
Before she fell ill, she posted photos of the room on her Facebook page and had a drink from the minibar in her room.
When she collapsed, her husband performed CPR, but was unable to bring her back to life.
And on Friday another woman claimed to have given blood after drinking a soda from the minibar of her room at the Bahia Principe La Romana.
Awilda Montes, 43, visited the hotel with her ex-boyfriend last year.
The Queens woman said she took a 7 UP from her mini-bar fridge, but then she started to feel sick.
She vomited blood and had chemical burns in her mouth that required medical treatment.
Colorado couple Kaylynn Knull, 29, and Tom Schwander, 33, say they fell ill last summer while staying at the resort. They are now continuing the hotel
At that time she thought she had mistakenly drunk bleach left by the household.
After the news of the dead became known, Kaylynn Knull, 29 and Tom Schwander, 33 from Colorado, talked about their experiences with the same hotel.
The couple visited last summer but fell ill in the middle of the night. Panic they immediately booked flights home.
& # 39; We were both & # 39; Waking up in the morning soaking in sweat and were terrified, Knull said in an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday.
& # 39; We have booked a flight home before the sun came up. & # 39;
On Instagram she shared a photo of the couple on the beach during their trip.
& # 39; We apparently were very lucky & # 39 ;, she wrote.
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