A New Jersey man is at least the eighth to have died on vacation in the DR in the last 12 months, according to CBS News. His cause of death was not released.
His death is due to more and more Americans reporting incidents of mysterious illnesses and
Joseph Allen's family says he has traveled to the Dominican Republic frequently and in good health, reports Mola Lenghi of CBS News. The 55-year-old is said to have lived with friends last week at the Terra Linda Resort in Sosua. He went to take a shower and lie down for the night and was found dead the next day.
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Mark Hurlbut Jr. said his father died of heart and respiratory problems in Punta Cana last June.
"Some seemingly healthy people seem to have a heart attack out of the blue," said Hurlbut, "If I had known then what I know now, I would have made an effort to bring back his remains and carry out an American autopsy
Tourist groups also report concerns: Five members of an Oklahoma high school group who had stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino became violently ill after eating at a Japanese restaurant and more than 50 Jimmy Buffett fans were killed At least one positive was tested for salmonella last week.
Joseph Allen's family is trying to bring his body home, and we're still waiting for the FBI's three deaths in May.  The US Embassy in Santo Domingo says there is currently no evidence that they are linked.  According to health authorities, heart attacks are the leading cause of death for Americans on vacation.
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