Dominican Republic deaths: Georgia man is 11th American vacationer to die since June 2018


A Georgia man died within the Dominican Republic in March, the State Division confirmed Friday.

ABC Information has confirmed 31-year-old Tracy Jerome Jester, Jr., of Forsyth, Georgia, died on March 17. Jester is the 11th American confirmed to have died within the nation since June 2018.

Jester was together with his sister within the Dominican Republic, based on their mother, Melody Moore. The identify of the resort they stayed at was not instantly accessible.

Moore stated she spoke to her son about 7:40 p.m. the evening earlier than his demise. She stated he instructed her he had been sightseeing that day and was making ready to fly house the following morning.

Later that evening, Moore stated she acquired one other name from her daughter saying Jester was vomiting blood and could not breathe. Moore stated she instructed her daughter to name 911, however that it took some time earlier than anybody was in a position to help her son.

“I used to be panicking as a result of I could not get to my youngsters,” Moore stated.

Moore’s daughter later instructed her that Jester had “dropped to his knees and began throwing up blood and was calling for Mama.”

Her son was useless by 4:40 a.m., Moore stated.

Moore stated she recalled Jester mentioning a “nasty” Sprite he bought and drank on the lodge earlier than his demise. She advised to him that the drink may style completely different in a foreign country, however he felt there was one thing odd about it.

Jester’s physique was returned house on April Four with no extra data concerning his demise in addition to a demise certificates that documented “respiratory points.” Moore believes her son’s demise might be linked to different deaths within the Dominican Republic as a result of he confirmed signs much like different victims. She felt compelled to share her story.

“I wish to know the reality,” she stated.

An Atlanta information station spoke with Jester’s sister, who stated he had Lupus, although it is unclear if the sickness was linked to his demise.

Moore has reached out to the FBI, who instructed her they might return her name.

ABC Information contributed to this story.