An autopsy is being conducted on guests found dead at the Sandal Resort in the Bahamas. Here’s what we know


Bahamas Police Commissioner Paul Roll said the coroner “has agreed to perform autopsies” on Monday, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Autopsy tests can help answer questions about how the three Americans – two from Tennessee and one from Florida – died over the course of an evening. The fourth American wife of Florida who died, airlifted to the nation’s capital Nassau for further treatment before being transferred to the United States.

In a statement to CNN, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said no traces of trauma were found on the bodies, and the circumstances are still under police investigation.

How did the situation develop?

According to the police statement, authorities at Georgetown Police Station received a call shortly after 9 a.m. from staff that an unresponsive man had been found in one of the resort’s villas.

As they arrived at the scene, the police were informed that there was an additional male and female, both unresponsive, in another villa on the property.

An American woman who was infected at a resort in the Bahamas, where 3 Americans died, has been hospitalized in Miami, a US official said.

In the first villa, the police found a “Caucasian man lying on the ground unresponsive” and showing no signs of shock. Police said a doctor has pronounced him dead. On Saturday, Rolle said the woman who was taken to hospital had been found with him.

The police statement said they found a man in the second villa who had “fallen against a wall in an unresponsive bathroom” and “the woman was found in a bedroom on a bed.”

“Both showed signs of convulsions,” the statement said, with neither of them showing signs of shock.

“The night before, they had all reported feeling ill, and had been seen by paramedics,” said Rolle. He said they were treated at different times and ate before at different locations.

When asked at a press conference how long the guests might have been dead before they were discovered, Rolle said, “They were seen by the doctor the night before, and it was around 11, and they were discovered the next morning. So, we have the schedule… between 11 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Three people have been found dead at Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Who are the victims?

Husband Michael Phillips, 68, and wife Robbie Phillips, 65 set by the authorities Like the couple from Tennessee who died at the resort.
Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, of Florida, was the third person to be found dead. His wife, Dennis, 65, has been since then Transfer from Nassau to Kendall Hospital in Miami and is doing well, according to Jennifer Guerrieri, a spokeswoman for the Hospital Corporation of America’s East Florida Division.
Police say the names of the Tennessee and Florida guests who were found dead at the Sandals Resort in the Bahamas
Their son, Austin Chiarella, ABC News said “His mother woke up and my father was lying on the floor, she couldn’t move. Her legs and arms were swollen and she couldn’t move and she screamed to get someone to the door.”

Denis Chiarella told her son that she fell ill on Thursday, but after being discharged from the clinic, “I thought she was fine,” according to ABC.

He said he was sad about his father’s death. “My dad was everything to me,” he told ABC.

CNN’s efforts to reach Austin Chiarella were unsuccessful.

Phillips’ daughter, Caroline Phillips-Fortenberry, sent a statement to CNN on Monday.

“Our hearts are sad and broken, but full of hope,” she wrote. “We know that our Father and Father are utterly rejoiced in the presence of our Heavenly Father. We already miss them greatly. Our fathers left a legacy of faith in Jesus and generously loved their families and friends.”

Rolle said authorities are working on plans to return the bodies of the deceased, and arrangements have been made to hand over their possessions to their representatives in the United States.

What is the position of the investigation?

Acting Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Chester Cooper, said no mishap was suspected in Friday’s death.

Rolle declined to answer specific questions from reporters on Monday about whether authorities were pursuing specific leads, saying only that several samples had been collected from the building and that a forensic examination would help determine if any chemicals were present.

According to Roll, there is a lab in Philadelphia that helps with toxicology screenings in partnership with pathologists from the Bahamas, and results can be available within seven days.

The Department of Environmental Health Services was still at the scene of the accident at the resort on Monday, Roll said.

“We are closely monitoring local authorities’ investigations into the cause of death. We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance,” the US State Department said in a press release.

“Nothing is more important to Sandals Resort than the safety of our guests,” Sandals Resorts said in a statement to CNN on Saturday, expressing its “deep sadness” at the confirmation of the deaths.

The statement said the resort was working to “support both the investigation and the families of the guests in every possible way,” but could not reveal more information “out of respect for the privacy of our guests.”

Carlos Suarez, Carol Alvarado, Sarah Smart, Hera Humayun, Jason Hanna, Teresa Waldrop, Rebecca Reis, Elliot C. McLaughlin, Steve Almassi, Sarah Jorgensen and Susanna Cullinan contributed to this report.

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