Pennsylvania girl discovered useless days earlier than couple at identical Dominican Republic resort

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. — An Allentown, Pennsylvania girl died of respiratory failure on the identical lodge within the Dominican Republic the place a Maryland couple died, 6abc Motion Information has realized.

Miranda Schaup-Werner was discovered useless on the Grand Bahia Principe lodge on Might 25.

Days later, Edward Holmes and his fiance Cynthia Day have been discovered useless of their lodge room.

The U.S. Division of State confirmed the couple’s deaths in a press release to ABC Information.

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“We provide our sincerest condolences to the household on their loss,” a State Division official mentioned. “We’re in shut contact with native authorities concerning their investigation into the reason for loss of life. We stand prepared to offer all acceptable consular help. The U.S. Division of State and our embassies and consulates overseas haven’t any higher duty than the safety of U.S. residents abroad. Out of respect to the household throughout this troublesome time, we have now no additional remark.”

In each instances, the reason for loss of life was listed as respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.

Schaup-Werner’s household launched a press release saying, “Was this a poisoning? Why wasn’t that query initially investigated by the native police? Is it simply usually assumed {that a} wholesome 41-year-old immediately dies like this? Is that this a sample?”

Police say they’re conscious of Schaup -Werner’s loss of life however have not opened a legal investigation.

They’ve opened one into the Maryland couple’s deaths.