Second Black American couple found dead in Dominican Republic in two months

Saul Bowman
June 6, 2019

Tammy Lawrence-Daley said the resort refused to be held responsible for the horrific incident, and local police did not make arrests or press charges despite the overwhelming amount of evidence they found.

"We offer our sincerest condolences to the families for their loss", it said.

But given that this comes just days after a DE woman alleged that she was attacked and left for dead while on a January vacation in the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Department of State said they are working with local authorities on the investigation. The Dominican Republic National Police announced an autopsy found the couple had respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.

Less than two months after authorities in the Dominican Republic found the bodies of a missing African American couple from NY, another Black couple from the states were found dead in their hotel room while vacationing on the island, authorities say.

She enjoyed a drink from the hotel minibar and then shortly thereafter suddenly collapsed in her hotel room, family spokesman Jay McDonald told WFMZ-TV 69.

USA Today reports that the U.S. State Department did issue a travel advisory regarding the Dominican Republic because "violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault, is a concern throughout the Dominican Republic".

Police say several bottles of medicines to treat high blood pressure were found on the scene, though the relevance to their simultaneous deaths was not made clear. Werner reportedly performed CPR but he and emergency medical responders were unable to revive her.

An American couple visiting the Dominican Republic found dead in their hotel room died of respiratory failure, the country's national police said.


Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Allentown, Pa.is pictured (left) alongside her husband.

Days before their deaths, Holmes posted Facebook photos of him and Day enjoying their time in open waters.

Holmes and Day arrived May 25 at the all-inclusive Grand Bahia Principe hotel in San Pedro de Macoris on the southern coast of the island nation, about 60 miles southeast of Punta Cana.

Sunrise on the beach at the Gran Bahia Principe resort in the Dominican Republic.

The National Police said a auto carrying NY tourists Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle plunged into the Caribbean early one morning in late March, not long after the pair left for the airport to catch a flight home.

According to the World Health Organization, the Dominican Republic ranked fifth in road deaths per capita in 2016.

The body of Moore, 40, was found at sea on March 31, authorities said.

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