New Jersey man, 55, is latest case of tourist’s death in Dominican Republic


The State Department confirmed to Fox News the latest American tourist to die in the Dominican Republic — reportedly a New Jersey man whose body was found on his hotel room floor.

Joseph Allen, 55, of Avenel, New Jersey, was found dead last Thursday morning, WABCreported.

A State Department official told Fox News: “We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen in June 2019 in the Dominican Republic.  We offer our sincerest condolences to the family for their loss.  Out of respect for the family during this difficult time, we do not have additional information to provide.”

“They found him on the floor,” Allen’s sister Jamie Reed told the news outlet. “He had been there for a while. Rigor mortis had set in, and he was cold.”

7th American tourist confirmed dead in the Dominican Republic

Local investigators say 53-year-old Leyla Cox died from a heart attack; Steve Harrigan reports from Santo Domingo.

Allen had complained about being hot at a pool and left to take a shower; he went to bed early and was found dead the next day, the report said. – read more

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