For more information on tourists who have mysteriously died in the Dominican Republic, including a resident of New Jersey who suddenly got sick last week and a man from Arizona who had "something green" in his mouth after his death , a report says.
"It was something that got out of the left field," said Mark Hulburt Jr., son of 62-year-old Mark Hulburt Sr., who was found dead last June in a hotel in Punta Cana.
"She woke up and he did not," Hulburt Jr. told AZ Family. "She told me that when she found him, something green came out of his mouth."
The cause of death of Hulburt Sr. was classified as a heart attack, but his family now suspects that something else is to blame for the recent reports of other tourists who died under strange circumstances and conditions.
"If I had known what I know now, I would have tried to bring back his remains and have his autopsy done here in America," Hulburt Jr. said.
Joseph Allen of Jersey, 55, from Woodbridge, felt hot and ill before suddenly dying overnight last week. His sister Jamie Reed told ABC News that she found him on Thursday morning.
Allen's family released a statement Monday at the Terra Linda Resort in Sosúa.
It is unclear in which resort Hulburt Sr., who lived in Surprise, Arizona, stayed in Punta Cana. At least two deaths of tourists have recently been reported in or near the spa town.
Hulburt Sr.'s family said he had seemed to be well before the trip.
"None of us thought that would happen," said Hulburt Jr.
The other two deaths reported in Punta Cana also affected Americans.
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Weeks later, 53-year-old Leyla Cox, who lives on Staten Island, died of a heart attack during a trip to the beach oasis. Relatives have requested that their body be returned to the US for a second autopsy. They claimed that the country's toxicology machines were broken in the first attempted autopsy months earlier. The families of the dead have requested that their cases be re-examined as more and more information appears.
"Some seemingly healthy people seem to have a heart attack out of the blue," said Hulburt Jr.
"Seeing everyone else passing by causes many of the same feelings," he told AZ Family , "It was like a scrawny scab, all those people with the same causes are dying unnecessarily."