Denver man dies in Dominican Republican

Khalid Adkins dies—A man from Denver, identified as Khalid Adkins, died while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. Consular authorities have not been able to establish exactly how and when Adkins died and only said they are working to repatriate the body back to Denver, where he lived with his family.

Khalid Adkins had planned to spend 18 days in the Dominican Republic, his family confirmed to 9news, and initially traveled to the island with his daughter who returned to Colorado earlier.

On Sunday Khalid Adkins felt sick and tried to return to the United States, but after being discovered in the bathroom of the plane sweating and vomiting, was taken down and taken to a hospital in Santo Domingo.

The death of Khalid Adkins brings to at least eight the number of American citizens who die during their visit to this country. The autopsies of the deceased indicate that they have been killed by natural causes.

The death of several American tourists in recent months in the Dominican Republic remains surrounded in mystery, while the investigations, which has been joined by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), continue their course.

On May 31, the Dominican authorities reported the death, one day before, of an couple Nathaniel Edward Holmes, 63; and Cynthia Ann, of 49, in a hotel of the Spanish chain Bahía Príncipe Hotels & Resorts located between San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana, in the east of the Caribbean country.

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But five days earlier, in a hotel of the same chain, an American woman by the name of Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, also died although her death was not revealed by the Dominican authorities.

The preliminary report of the autopsies performed on the three bodies concludes that they died because of health complications, but everyone had their lungs flooded.

The Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Javier García, reiterated this Friday that the debate and the “noise” in international media following the death of several American tourists do not reelect the reality of the country, and that everyone have health problems.

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