Police: 3 Americans found dead at a Sandals in the Bahamas died due to carbon monoxide poisoning

we have completed the identification Of the three deceased. They are identified as follows. Mr Michael phillips and 68 mill american national and resident of Tennessee. Next deceased is Robbie phillips age 65 female american resident of Tennessee, United States. All of these occupants were the occupants of one villa on the promises of sandals and the third deceased is Vincent paul Carella Age 64 years of the United States and he’s the resident of florida. He occupied *** separate villa with the female survivor and wife MS Dhoni’s Cinderella. *** 65 years of the United States. Also american citizen Mr citarella was airlifted to *** hospital in florida and was last listed in serious condition. The pathologist has extracted samples from all of the persons and our forensic scientists have collected those samples for examination. We are actively engaging *** lab in philadelphia pennsylvania. United States. To assist us with the expediting the toxicological toxicological examinations of all of these samples. Once that those examinations are done, our pathologists would be able to provide us with an official report as to the exact cause of death and help us to determine exactly what has happened. Our forensic scientists have also collected samples from both of the rooms and the properties of sandals, hotel and exam and an Exuma to determine whether or not any contaminants present. In the meantime we ask that you rely on official updates which we will seek to provide in *** timely manner. We are making arrangements to have all of the victims properties handed over two representatives from the United States embassy here and I saw it today and there will be also making arrangements to have the bodies prepared for repatriation to the families in the United States. As more information becomes available. We will make it available to you family as well as members off the press. That is my update as is for now. And I can say that the pathologist has uh consented to doing those uh autopsies today. We will not have answers on those until I get feedback from the pathologist, hopefully later on today or whenever it’s available and we’ll make it available to you, perhaps through *** press release.

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Police: 3 Americans found dead at a Sandals in the Bahamas died due to carbon monoxide poisoning

Three Americans found dead at a Sandals resort on the Bahamas’ Great Exuma island on May 6 died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, local authorities said Tuesday.”At this juncture of the investigation, we can officially confirm that all three of the victims died as a result of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning,” the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced in a news release. “This matter remains under active investigation.”No signs of trauma were found on the bodies, police previously told CNN, and Bahamian acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper had said foul play was not suspected. Police would not comment beyond the cause of death for all three U.S. citizens in the latest news release.The Americans — Michael Phillips, 68, and his wife, Robbie Phillips, 65, from Tennessee, and Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, from Florida — died over the course of one evening. Chiarella’s wife, Donnis, 65, was airlifted to the nation’s capital of Nassau for further treatment before being transferred to Florida.The two couples had reported feeling ill the night prior and were seen by medical staff, Bahamas Police Commissioner Paul Rolle said in May, and had eaten at different locations.Staff discovered the couples in separate villas the following morning and alerted police.Sandals Resorts said in a statement to CNN at the time, “Nothing is more important to Sandals Resorts than the safety of our guests,” and expressed “deep sadness” confirming the deaths.

Three Americans found dead at a Sandals resort on the Bahamas’ Great Exuma island on May 6 died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, local authorities said Tuesday.

“At this juncture of the investigation, we can officially confirm that all three of the victims died as a result of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning,” the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced in a news release. “This matter remains under active investigation.”

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No signs of trauma were found on the bodies, police previously told CNN, and Bahamian acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper had said foul play was not suspected. Police would not comment beyond the cause of death for all three U.S. citizens in the latest news release.

The Americans — Michael Phillips, 68, and his wife, Robbie Phillips, 65, from Tennessee, and Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, from Florida — died over the course of one evening. Chiarella’s wife, Donnis, 65, was airlifted to the nation’s capital of Nassau for further treatment before being transferred to Florida.

The two couples had reported feeling ill the night prior and were seen by medical staff, Bahamas Police Commissioner Paul Rolle said in May, and had eaten at different locations.

Staff discovered the couples in separate villas the following morning and alerted police.

Sandals Resorts said in a statement to CNN at the time, “Nothing is more important to Sandals Resorts than the safety of our guests,” and expressed “deep sadness” confirming the deaths.

Contributed by local news sources

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