Tourism October 5, 2019 | 11:52 am

UPDATE: FBI delivers toxicological tests of deceased tourists to the Dominican Republic


 Prosecutor postponed the release of results

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The results of toxicology tests performed on tourists who died in hotels in the Dominican Republic were delivered to the Dominican authorities on September 16 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ).

This was reported by the United States Embassy in the country, which also noted that each death is a tragedy.

“The Dominican authorities lead the local investigation and review the findings of the FBI in the context of this investigation,” says a response from the press attaché of the Embassy, Carolina Escalera, according to Listín Diario.

It is recalled that last Monday the Attorney General’s Office postponed a press conference that had been convened to publicize the results of the reports, alleging that they had received incomplete results.


Following is the full statement of the United States Embassy:

“Our most important mission at the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic is to ensure the safety of US citizens. Each death is a tragedy and we extend our condolences to those who have been impacted by the death of a loved one in the Dominican Republic.

On September 16, the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States (FBI) provided the Dominican authorities with the results of the toxicology tests carried out to date. The Dominican authorities lead the local investigation and review the FBI findings in the context of this investigation. Therefore, we refer you to local authorities regarding any specific information.

At the Embassy of the United States, we will continue working with our Dominican counterparts in the areas of safety, health, and tourism to analyze and inform the US public. UU. about any potential security risk in the Dominican Republic.”

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