U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is demanding U.S. agencies start an independent investigation into a string of American deaths in the Dominican Republic.
Schumer wants the suspicious deaths looked into by the bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Centers for Disease Control to try and get answers. Three of those killed are from the New York area including a woman from Queens, Staten Island and a man from Glen Cove.
Officials in the Dominican Republic maintain that the tourists all died of natural causes. They curious thing is almost all died of the same natural cause after having something to drink. Five of the autopsies were complete as of last week, while three were undergoing further toxicological analysis with the help from the FBI because of the circumstances of the deaths.
Source: NBC New York
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