7 American tourist died at popular resorts in the Caribbean.
The Dominican government insists the fatalities are isolated incidents, while reps for both of the resorts where victims have died — the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Bahia Principe — described the deaths as simple accidents.
All seven fatalities have been of similar nature, leading family members and friends of the victims to call for a deeper investigation into the dubious deaths. At least some of whom drank from their hotel room minibar before suddenly becoming gravely sick.
Five American tourists have died in mysterious circumstances on the island this year, while the family of two others who died in 2018 say they now suspect their loved ones met foul play.
Now, a forensic science expert has claimed that the minibar drinks had been tampered with – perhaps deliberately.
Others have reported falling ill, but surviving, after drinking from their minibars.