Second Black American couple found dead in Dominican Republic in two months

Second Black American couple found dead in Dominican Republic in two months

Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, and her husband, Dan Werner, checked in to the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana on May 25 to celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary, but by the end of the day, the Allentown woman would be dead.

"He [Dan Werner] was understandably in shock but the whole thing was just so stunning", McDonald said.

The spokesman said Schaup had previously been diagnosed with inflammation around her heart 15 years ago but was medically cleared shortly after.

A Pennsylvania woman who was vacationing with her husband in the Dominican Republic died suddenly in her room, five days before a couple from Maryland passed away at the same hotel in similar circumstances, Fox News has learned. Investigators said they also found high blood pressure medication and three prescription pill bottles in the room, one of which contained 5 mg doses of the painkiller Oxycodone.

Holmes, of Temple Hills, and Day, of Upper Marlboro, were found five days later.

"The U.S. Embassy is actively monitoring the investigations by Dominican authorities into these tragic deaths", officials said."We stand ready to provide assistance as requested".

"That's not something that we were aware of prior and we really want an independent medical review here in the states", McDonald said.

On Sunday, the Dominican National Institute of Forensic Sciences announced that it had completed autopsies on Holmes and Day, telling CNN that Holmes, 63, and Day, 49, died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, a buildup of fluid in the lungs.

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Holmes and Day arrived May 25 at the all-inclusive Grand Bahia Principe hotel in San Pedro de Macoris on the southern coast of the island nation, about 60 miles southeast of Punta Cana.

Local Dominican Republic officials launched an investigation into Day and Holmes deaths, but said Schaup-Werner's didn't seem suspicious. Shortly after, Dominican Republic National Police found a woman who fit the description of Ravenelle, lying on the route that led to the worldwide airport in Santo Domingo.

The U.S. State Department is taking the situation seriously and are paying attention. Weeks later, National Police commander Frank Félix Duran Mejía said that the couple apparently had gotten into an accident, possibly due to a mix of speeding, alcohol and dark roads.

The State Department now has a level 2 travel advisory for the Dominican Republic, which sits on an island in the Caribbean bordering Haiti. The U.S. State Department released the following statement to ABC 7 Chicago.

The body of Moore, 40, was found at sea on March 31, authorities said.

The news of the Maryland couple's deaths came just two days after Tammy Lawrence-Daley of Wilmington, Delaware, said she had been almost beaten to death in January while taking pictures during her second night at Punta Cana's Majestic Elegance Resort by an attacker wearing a hotel uniform who dragged her to a basement maintenance room.

Fishermen found Ravenelle, 52, seriously injured, and she was taken to a hospital, but she died April 4.

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