12 Jun Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo forced to leave hotel after mysterious tourist deaths
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo had to leave a Dominican Republic hotel after a series of mysterious deaths on the Caribbean island.
Robert Bell Wallace, 67, was the fourth holidaymaker to be named who had died in the Dominican Republic in the last two months.
He had been staying at the luxury Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana.
Rojo had been pictured on Instagram enjoying a holiday with his family at the hotel following the end of the football season.
Rojo did not know about the deaths on the island before arriving, and he and his family have now left, according to the Sun .
American tourist Bell Wallace became sick after having a drink from the hotel minibar on April 11, the report says. He died in hospital three days later.
Three other American tourists were found dead in their rooms in another hotel on the Caribbean island at the end of May.
Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, from Pennsylvania, died on May 25 after she had a drink from her minibar at the Bahia Principe La Romana.
Five days later, Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, an engaged couple from Maryland, were also found dead in their room at the same resort.
Dominican authorities said post-mortem examinations revealed all four tourists died of natural causes.
Families of those who have died have demanded answers.
Mr Wallace passed away while visiting the country for his step-son’s wedding.
His heartbroken niece, Chloe Arnold, told Fox News : “He was fine.
“He and his wife arrived there at around midnight on April 10. On April 11 he had scotch from the minibar.
“He started feeling very sick, he had blood in his urine and stool right afterwards.”
“We have so many questions,” she said. “We don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”
The US State Department told Fox News: “We can confirm the death of a US citizen in April 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.”