A New York lady, 53, is the newest American vacationer to die within the Dominican Republic, lengthy one of many prime Caribbean locations for U.S. vacationers.
Leyla Cox of New Brighton went on trip June 5 and was anticipated to return on June 12, as The Staten Island Advance reported.
“We will verify the dying of U.S. citizen Leyla Cox within the Dominican Republic on June 11. Out of respect for relations and family members, we can’t remark additional,” a State Division official confirmed to Fox Information.
Peggy McGinley Reilly wrote: “She turned 53 on Saturday. I need the world to know, that one other US Citizen handed away on this trip vacation spot, that so far as I do know just isn’t being held accountable for the previous transgressions. Hopefully, this will likely be investigated.”
On Wednesday, Dominican tourism officers mentioned they needed to reassure U.S. vacationers that U.S. federal agents and health specialists have been taking a vital function investigating the deaths.
The Tourism Ministry stated it wished to “prolong its sincerest condolences to the households and buddies of those affected within the tragic occasions which were reported over the previous few weeks within the nation.”
The FBI was conducting more in-depth analyses of toxicological outcomes, warning that conclusions might take as much as a month and urging “persistence throughout this course of.”
Leyla’s son stated his household didn’t have the cash to determine any mysteries over his mom’s demise.
“They’ve put me towards a wall the place I don’t have a selection,” he stated. “Our toxicology report would value copious quantities of cash.”
He added, “I’ve to get her ashes again.”
Till now, at least six American tourists have died under oddly similar circumstances — four this year, two last years — within the Dominican Republic, a rash of deaths of seemingly wholesome individuals.
“I’m overwhelmed and confused and in shock,” William, 25, her solely little one, stated. “With all the things happening within the information proper now, we predict she’s a casualty of what’s been occurring.”
His mother’s co-worker posted a tribute on Facebook.
Cox, who had travelled alone earlier than, was discovered lifeless of a coronary heart assault in her resort room, in keeping with the information outlet.