“I believe there’s most likely some form of negligence someplace,” Jason Allen stated on Thursday.
Information of Mr. Allen’s loss of life got here simply days after Leyla Cox, 53, from Staten Island, died in her resort room at Excellence Resorts in Punta Cana. Different deaths, which had been apparently associated to cardiac points, embrace: Yvette Monique Sport, 51, of Glenside, Pa., at a Bahia Príncipe resort in June 2018; Mark Hurlbut, 62, of Grand Prairie, Tex., in June 2018; David Harrison, 45, of Maryland, on the Onerous Rock Lodge & On line casino Punta Cana in July 2018; Robert Wallace, 67, of California, on the Onerous Rock Lodge & On line casino Punta Cana in April of this yr; Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Allentown, Pa., on the Luxurious Bahia Príncipe Bouganville, on Might 25; and Nathaniel Edward Holmes 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, of Prince George’s County, Md., on the Grand Bahia Príncipe La Romana on Might 30.
The Dominican Legal professional Normal’s workplace and the nationwide police are investigating the deaths, and the U.S. State Division stated final week that the F.B.I. was helping. On the State Division web site, the Dominican Republic has a “stage 2” journey warning on a one to 4 scale, which inspires vacationers to “train elevated warning” if touring to the island. The warning was final up to date in April.
Frank Pallone, a New Jersey congressman despatched a letter to the F.B.I. and the State Division concerning the deaths. In it, he requested the State Division to enhance its warning for vacationers, writing on Twitter on Wednesday night that he was “extraordinarily saddened” by the deaths. Mr. Allen was from the congressman’s district.