A 56-year-old pizzeria owner from Glen Cove, New York, died in the Dominican Republic last week, his family says, marking the latest in a series of mysterious deaths of American tourists in the country.
Vittorio Caruso’s relatives told News 12 Long Island that he died on June 17. According to his sister-in-law, Lisa Maria Caruso, they received a phone call saying that Vittorio was sick before, minutes later, receiving another call informing them that he had died.
The article goes on to state the following:
The U.S. State Department confirmed Caruso’s death to Fox News on Friday. According to the outlet, Caruso died at the Boca Chica Resort in Santo Domingo.
A spokesperson for the U.S. State Department confirmed to PEOPLE that a U.S. citizen had died in June in the Dominican Republic.
Lisa Maria told Fox News that Caruso had gone into “respiratory distress after drinking something.”
Another American tourist dies in the Dominican Republic, bringing the total of U.S. citizens who died while traveling on the island to at least eight this year and 11 in the past year; 56-year-old Vittorio Caruso died on June 17. https://t.co/TG9m5lfCrI pic.twitter.com/n7r0920SOv
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) June 24, 2019
Autopsy results are expected today following the mysterious death of a Long Island man in the Dominican Republic. https://t.co/WCi7WdIY5M
— News12LI (@News12LI) June 24, 2019
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TOURIST DEATHS: Vittorio Caruso from Glen Cove, N.Y., is among the latest on vacation there this month to die, but his cause of death is unknown at this time: https://t.co/xrqZTZbQNE
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) June 23, 2019
STOP GOING TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!
11th American found dead…https://t.co/6xT8zLf3o5
— Lexie Center (@lexiecenter) June 23, 2019
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