An eighth American tourist has died in mysterious circumstances while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. The State Department confirmed that Joseph Allen, 55, (pictured left) of Avenel, New Jersey, was found dead in his hotel room at the Terra Linda hotel in Sosua (top right). His sister Jamie Reed confirmed that he died on the morning of June 13 during a trip to celebrate a friend’s birthday. He was not staying at the same resort where many of the other Americans have died. Allen’s death comes as more American tourists tell how they have fallen violently ill while vacationing in the sun-soaked paradise. An Oklahoma teens’ senior trip to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana (bottom right), where at least two Americans have died, saw at least five members of the 40-strong group from Deer Creek High School (pictured center on the beach center) get sick after flying out there on June 8. Liz McLaughlin said that her daughter, Libby, was among those to fall ill after eating at a Japanese restaurant at the all-inclusive resort last Tuesday. A son has now also come forward to question whether his dad’s death a year ago may be related to the recent spate of American tourist deaths. Mark Hurlbut Sr., died on June 15, 2018, in Punta Cana. A coroner there listed his death as a heart attack. Mark Hurlbut Jr. said his father and his wife felt sick the night before he died. ‘She told me that when she found him that he had something green coming from his mouth,’ he said.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail