July 21, 2024


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Couple found dead at Sandals resort were travel agency owners: Travel Weekly

SAN JUAN (AP) — The 3 Americans observed dead below mysterious instances on Could 6 at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Vacation resort & Spa in Exuma, Bahamas, included a married few from Tennessee who owned a journey agency.

Michael Phillips, 68, and Robbie Phillips, 65, owned Royal Journey. Robbie Phillips, who known as herself “The Sand Woman,” specialised in arranging excursions to Sandals resorts. She posted photographs of the resort’s beach on her Facebook page Thursday, stating she was there with her spouse. 

The 3rd victim was Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, a Florida resident. Chiarella’s spouse, Donnis, was flown to a hospital in Florida and remained in significant issue.

Samples taken from the a few people have been sent to a lab in the U.S. to expedite results and enable authorities fully grasp what transpired, officers explained Monday.

The law enforcement commissioner of the Bahamas, Paul Rolle, explained officers also gathered samples from the rooms wherever the vacationers were being remaining and the surrounding assets to decide regardless of whether any contaminants were current.

“We genuinely want to know what caused this,” he claimed.

The bodies have been found Friday morning at the Sandals Emerald Bay, in which the partners had been staying in two independent villas.

The samples taken from the victims had been sent to a lab in Philadelphia, with benefits of the toxicology review anticipated in about a 7 days, Rolle explained. He observed that the Bahamas’ Section of Environmental Wellness and law enforcement officers are even now at the vacation resort.

When questioned what he thinks may well have prompted the tourists’ fatalities, Rolle reported: “I am not going to speculate.”

He famous that all four vacationers went to a medical professional the night before their bodies were identified and they experienced complained of experience unwell. He reported they went at distinctive times and had eaten different factors.

Meanwhile, Sandals Resorts stated it would not comment even further beyond its first statement, which pointed out that it is supporting the investigation and the family members of those people impacted.

“Out of respect for the privacy of our company, we are unable to disclose additional facts at this time,” the enterprise mentioned.

In Washington, Point out Division spokesman Ned Selling price also confirmed three American citizens experienced died and made available “heartfelt condolences to the people and the other cherished types of individuals who have passed.

“We are carefully checking regional authorities’ investigations into the lead to of death, and we stand completely ready to offer all ideal consular assistance,” he included.

The fatalities come 7 years following a Delaware family grew to become severely unwell at a resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. authorities determined that methyl bromide, a very poisonous pesticide banned for indoor household use in 1984, was to blame and had been made use of at that vacation resort various occasions.

Affiliated Push reporter Michael Catalini in Trenton, N.J., contributed.