Another US tourist dies in alarming Dominican Republic mystery


SOLVE THIS MYSTERY. FIRST, LET’S GO TO TRACE GALLAGHER WHO BREAKS IT DOWN FOR US TONIGHT AND GIVES US THE VERY LATEST DEVELOPMENTS THIS EVENING ON THIS. HI, TRACE.>>HI, MARTHA, LET’S BEGIN WITH THE COMMON DENOMINATOR PULMONARY EDEMA AND FLUID ON THE LUNGS IS HEART DISEASE. AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY ONE IN FOUR AMERICANS WILL DIE OF HEART PROBLEMS YET SEVEN OF THE EIGHT AMERICANS WHO DIED IN THE DOMINICAN HAD A HEART ATTACK AND/OR PULMONARY EDEMA. WE DON’T YET KNOW THE LAST PERSON’S CAUSE OF DEATH. ALL OF THE TOWNHOUSES WE KNOW WHO WERE GENERALLY HEALTHY DIED OF VERY SIMILAR CAUSES WHICH IS EXCEPTIONALLY UNUSUAL, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT 63-YEAR-OLD NATHANIEL HOLMES AND HIS 49-YEAR-OLD FIANCEE CYNTHIA DAY DIED OF THE SAME THING AT THE SAME TIME. THEN THERE IS THE MINI BAR YOU MENTIONED. THREE OF THE EIGHT AMERICANS DID DRINK FROM THE HOTEL MINI BARS. IT’S UNKNOWN IF THE OTHER FIVE DID, BUT IT APPEARS MOST OF THEM DRANK ALCOHOL. AND OUR CORPORATE COUSIN OF THE “NEW YORK POST” IS REPORTING THAT INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE TOURISTS WERE POISONED BY BOOT LEG BOOZE. POLICE WANT TO KNOW WHO SUPPLIED THE ALCOHOL AND WHETHER IT CONTAINED DANGEROUS CHEMICALS. AND DOMINICAN TOURISM OFFICIALS SAY THE FBI AND OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE NOW TAKEN AN ACTIVE ROLE IN THE OVERALL INVESTIGATION AND THAT THE FBI IN PARTICULAR IS GOING BACK AND REANALYZING TOXICOLOGY RESULTS TO SEE IF THERE ARE MORE COMMON LINKS. THE LATEST AMERICAN TOURIST TO DIE IN THE D.R. IS LELA COX WHO TURNED 53 LAST WEEKEND. HER SON SAYS HE IS GETTING VERY LITTLE INFORMATION. WATCH.>>THEY HAVE DONE AN AUTOPSY. THEY HAVEN’T SENT IT TO ME. THEY SENT ME A POLICE REPORT THAT WAS IN SPANISH THAT I CANNOT READ. I STILL DON’T KNOW THE EXACT DETAILS OF MY MOTHER’S DEATH, AND THAT’S WHY I’M HITTING A ROAD BLOCK.>>FAMILIES OF EVETTE SPORT, DAVID HARRISON, JERRY CURREN, ROBERT WALLACE AND MIRANDA SHOP WARNER ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR MORE ANSWERS. REMEMBER A COLORADO COUPLE SAYS THEY DRANK FROM A MINI BAR IN THE DR AND GOT VIOLENTLY ILL BUT RECOVERED. THEY WERE LATER DIAGNOSED WITH PESTICIDE POISONING. AND A FORENSIC PROFESSOR NOW SAYS THE SYMPTOMS SUFFERED BY MOST VICTIMS WHO DIED ARE CONSISTENT WITH POISON. MARTHA?>>Martha: TRACE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT REPORT TONIGHT FROM L.A. HERE NOW KELLY BROWNE, HER FATHER WENT ON VACATION IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN JANUARY AND DIED THERE JUST DAYS LATER. KELLY, WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MUST HAVE BEEN SO SHOCKING. ABLE IT SEEMS LIKE A DREAM, RIGHT, TO GO ON A VACATION LIKE THIS. WHAT HAPPENED?>>ABSOLUTELY. SO, MY PARENTS DECIDED TO TAKE A TRIP TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR. AND THEY ARRIVED ON JANUARY 22ND. AND THEY HAD SOMETHING TO EAT AND DRINK THAT EVENING. AND THEN RETURNED TO THEIR ROOM AND MY DAD STARTED TO NOT FEEL WELL. AND HE LAID DOWN IN BED AND WENT TO SLEEP AND THE NEXT MORNING WHEN HE WOKE UP, HE COMPLAINED THAT HIS BACK HURT AND HIS ELBOW HURT. AND THAT HE JUST DIDN’T FEEL GREAT. SO THEY WENT AND HAD A MASSAGE. AND AFTER THE MASSAGE HE STILL WASN’T FEELING WELL. AND DECIDED TO JUST HEAD BACK TO THE ROOM AND LAY DOWN AND TAKE A NAP. AND THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH WHAT HAPPENED FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS. AND THEN THURSDAY, HE COMPLAINED THAT HE WAS SO SICK HE JUST WANTED TO GO HOME.>>Martha: YEAH.>>AND MY MOTHER SAID WELL, YOU KNOW, IN THE EVENING WE WILL GO TO BED AND LET’S SEE HOW YOU FEEL IN THE MORNING, WELL 3:00 IN THE MORNING HE STARTED TO VOMIT AND HE STARTED TO ASPIRATE ON HIS VOMIT AND MY MOTHER TRIED TO MOVE HIM TO HELP HIM, AND SHE CALLED A FRIEND THAT WAS VACATIONING WITH THEM, HE WAS IN A DIFFERENT BUILDING, HIS WIFE AND HIM CAME OVER TO HELP MY MOTHER, AND HE WAS UNRESPONSIVE. AND THEY TOOK HIM TO THE HOSPITAL IN BRAVARIO IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WHERE THEY PUT HIM ON A VENTILATOR IN ICU. AND HE EVENTUALLY DIED.>>Martha: I’M SO SORRY. THIS IS JUST A TERRIBLE STORY. WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THESE OTHER PEOPLE’S STORIES, DOES ANYTHING CONNECT? YOU KNOW, ONE OF THESE PEOPLE HARD ROCK, ANOTHER ONE PLACE CALLED THE HEA, WHERE WAS YOUR MOM AND DAD?>>MY MOM AND DAD WERE AT THE DREAMS RESORT. I DO REMEMBER PASSING THE HARD ROCK IT WAS IN THE GENERAL AREA OF THE HARD ROCK.>>Martha: WHAT ABOUT DRINK FROM THE MINI BAR OR ANYTHING THAT MAY HAVE BEEN — IS THERE A TOXICOLOGY REPORT ON YOUR DAD?>>SO, THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HOPING TO FIND OUT. ONE, IF THERE IS A TOXICOLOGY REPORT. AND THEN, TWO, HOW DO WE GET OUR HANDS ON THAT?>>Martha: YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THAT? WHEN YOU LISTEN TO ALL THESE OTHER STORIES, WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR MIND AND DO YOU SEE ANY LINKS?>>I SEE A LOT OF LINKS. MY DAD’S DEATH CERTIFICATE LISTED FOUR CAUSES OF DEATH. AND ONE OF THEM WAS PULMONARY EDEMA. AND THAT SEEMED TO BE POPPING UP IN A LOT OF THE OTHER CASES. SO, I WAS SEEING A CONNECTION THERE. BUT, JUST BECAUSE THAT EVERYBODY HAS BEEN COMING OUT, I DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING INITIALLY AND NOW THERE IS JUST SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.>>Martha: WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO GET ANSWERS FROM AT THIS POINT?>>THE HOSPITAL, DOCTORS, THE CORONER’S OFFICE. I’M HOPING TO HAVE THE FBI DO AN INVESTIGATION TO FIND OUT IF THERE IS A COMMONALITY WITH TOXICOLOGY OR WHAT.>>Martha: WELL, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THESE PESTICIDES AND THE LIQUOR, SORT OF THE TWO MAIN THREADS HERE. KELLY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I’M VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. IT MUST HAVE JUST BEEN ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE AND I’M

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