Dominican Republic On High Alert For Deaths

A woman from Pennsylvania was a vacation in the Dominican Republic last year when she died in her room. However, the resort she was staying in is a part of a popular hotel chain where three other U.S. tourist deaths occurred last month.

According to the relatives of Yvette Monique Sport, 51, last June, she was visiting the accessible tourist location. She was staying at the Bahia Principe Resort in Punta Cana. However, after having a drink from the mini bar in her room, she later went to sleep. Unfortunately, Sport did not wake up.

Sport isn’t the only U.S. citizen of recent to die while staying at one of the famous Dominican resorts. Within a span of five days, three other U.S. tourists have died while in their rooms at similar hotels.

On her death certificate, it lists heart attack as her cause of death.

The Dominican Republic Sees a Rise In Deaths From U.S. Citizens

According to her sister, Felecia Nieves, she was a relatively healthy 51-year-old woman. She says that there was no reason for her death to occur while on vacation.

In a statement from the U.S. government, they were able to confirm the death of Yvette Monique Sport in June 2018. They were sure to note that her death was in the Dominican Republic. In the report, they gave their “deepest condolences”. Also, they chose to not offer up too much information on Sport. They did so as a means to keep her and her family’s privacy.

When it comes to the detail of actions preceding Sport’s death, they are identical to those of Miranda Schaup-Werner of Allentown, Pennsylvania. On May 25, she died after having a drink from her room’s mini bar. On May 30, five days later, another couple, Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day, were found in their room dead.

Schaup was at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville at the time of her death, and the couple was staying at the Bahia Principe La Romana.