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Toxicology expert Dr. Reynold bakers, Jr, says that the number and type of cases of death shows that she died of some kind of toxin exposure.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, says the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives (ATF) to help the FBI and local authorities to determine what caused the death of at least 10 Americans, the holiday has, in the Dominican Republic since June 2018.
Schumer noted that the Agency has offices in the Caribbean and its technical and forensic expertise could help how the ongoing investigation.
“Since we still have a whole lot of questions and very few answers in exactly what, if anything, is the cause for the recent wave of illnesses and several deaths of Americans in the Dominican Republic, the feds doubled their efforts on the support to the bottom of things,” Schumer told The Associated Press.
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, speaks to reporters on Capitol in Washington. Schumer urged the U.S. government on Sunday, 30. To examine June, his efforts to strengthen the deaths of Americans traveled to the Dominican Republic, and invites the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives, are committed to. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
Local officials have said that the American tourists have died of natural causes, but the victim’s family members believe that authorities are investigating to determine if the death cases were caused by alcohol or abuse of pesticides.
ATF spokeswoman April long well, said the Treasury Department primarily handles investigations of potentially tainted alcohol. But, she said, the ATF has offered his help and work with other law enforcement would keep the Americans safe.
The FBI has already analysed alcohol samples from at least a minibar in the Dominican Republic resort, Bahia Principe La Romana and the Ministry of health communications director, Carlos Suero told CNN that a toxicology test on the samples.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana decided to remove the liquor dispenser in your mini bar in the room after the death in the hotel. The members of the family have said that at least three people have died after drinking from your hotel mini-bar in various resorts.
The general manager of the resort, Erica Lopez told CNN the decision to remove the liquor dispenser was not in response to the death but hopes that it “offers more peace and quiet for the guests.”
Paradise beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. At least a dozen American tourists have died on the island in the last few months.
Autopsies of nine people at different Dominican Republic results were completed, however, the authorities are awaiting further toxicology results with the help from the FBI for three of these cases – including a couple who died together in your hotel room.
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Francisco Javier Garcia, the Minister of tourism of the Dominican Republic, said the deaths are a normal phenomenon and not mysterious.
“It is not true, these deaths were mysterious. Science is also here in the Dominican Republic,” Garcia AP said. “We have found the cause of death of all the deaths that have occurred here. There are no mysterious deaths here in the Dominican Republic.”
The U.S. State Department says more than 2.7 million people visit the Dominican Republic every year, and you feel there is no reason to be concerned.
“We have not seen an increase in the number of U.S. citizen deaths reported by the Department,” an official of the State Department told NPR.
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Flights to the island declined by 74 percent since the reports of the deaths surfaced.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.