WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, PA. (THECOUNT) — Allentown, Pennsylvania woman, Miranda Schaupp-Werner, has been identified as the woman who died while vacationing at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana hotel, days before a Maryland couple was found dead at the same hotel.

Schaupp-Werner, 41, had just arrived to the hotel with her husband when she drank from the room minibar and collapsed and died. Her sudden death came just days before Maryland Couple, 63-year-old Edward Nathaniel Holmes and 49-year-old Cynthia Ann Day, were found dead at the same resort.


The couple checked in at the Grand Bahia Principe hotel in La Romana, went straight to their room and began to relax.

“At one point, she was sitting there happily smiling and taking pictures and the next moment she was in acute pain and called out for Dan and she collapsed,” reports WFMZ.

Schaup-Werner, an Allentown psycho-therapist, died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, according to hotel medical staff.

Dominican Republic National Police say Holmes and Day died of the same cause as Schaup-Werner.

Following the couple’s death, the hotel posted the following statement:

“There were no signs of violence..” and adding, “We are in complete collaboration with them (authorities), but as the investigation is ongoing, we have no further information to share.”

The FBI and the State Department are now investigating the deaths.


Geo quick facts: La Romana is a city on the Dominican Republic’s Caribbean coast and a gateway to nearby resort areas. Overlooking the Chavón River, Altos de Chavón is a re-created 16th-century Mediterranean village with artists’ workshops. An obelisk painted with colorful images of local life stands in the city center. South of the city is Catalina Island, with beaches, coral reefs and the wrecked ship of pirate William Kidd – wikipedia.

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