How did the situation unfold?
According to the police statement, authorities at the George Town Police Station received a call shortly after 9 오전. Friday from staff that an unresponsive male was found in one of the resort’s villas.
While enroute to the scene, police were told an additional male and female, both unresponsive, were found in another villa on the property.
Police found in the first villa a “Caucasian male lying on the ground unresponsive” with no signs of trauma. A doctor pronounced him dead, 경찰은 말했다. The woman who was hospitalized was found with him, Rolle said Saturday.
At the second villa, they found a man “slumped against a wall in a bathroom unresponsive,” and the woman was “found in a bedroom on a bed,” the police statement said.
“Both showed signs of convulsion,” 릴리스 말했다, and neither showed signs of trauma.
“The night prior, all of them had reported feeling ill,” Rolle said, 과 “were seen by the medics.” They were treated at different times and had eaten prior at different locations, 그는 말했다.
When asked at a news conference how long the guests may have been dead before they were discovered, Rolle said, “They were seen by the doctor the night before, and that would have been around 11, and they were discovered the next morning. 그래서, we have the timeline … 중에서 11 오후. 과 8:30 ...에 9 오전”
Who are the victims?
Husband Michael Phillips
, 68, and wife Robbie Phillips
, 65, 했다 identified by authorities as the couple from Tennessee who died at the resort
Vincent Paul Chiarella
, 64, from Florida
, was the third individual found deceased
. 그의 부인, Donnis
, 65, has since been transferred from Nassau to Miami’s Kendall Hospital and is in fair condition
, according to Jennifer Guerrieri
, a spokesperson for Hospital Corporation of America’s east Florida division
, Austin Chiarella
, told ABC News
그의 어머니 “woke up and my dad was laying there on the floor
, and she couldn’t move
. Her legs and arms was swollen and she couldn’t move and she screamed to get someone to come in the door.
Donnis Chiarella told her son she became ill Thursday but after she was released from a clinic, 여자 “thought she was alright,” ABC에 따르면.
He said he was heartbroken over his father’s death. “My dad was everything to me,” he told ABC.
CNN’s efforts to reach Austin Chiarella have been unsuccessful.
The Phillips’ 딸, Caroline Phillips Fortenberry, sent CNN a statement Monday.
“Our hearts are grieving and broken but full of hope,” 그녀가 적었다. “We know our mom and dad are experiencing fullness of joy in our heavenly Father’s presence. We already miss them terribly. Our parents left a legacy of faith in Jesus and generously loved their family and friends.”
Authorities are working on plans to repatriate the bodies of the deceased, and arrangements have been made to hand over their belongings to their representatives in the US, Rolle said.
Where does the investigation stand?
Foul play is not suspected in Friday’s deaths, Bahamian acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper has said.
Rolle declined to answer specific questions from reporters Monday about whether authorities are pursing specific leads, only saying several samples have been collected from the premises and their forensic examination should help determine if any chemicals were present.
A lab in Philadelphia assisting with toxicological examinations in conjunction with Bahamian pathologists and results could be available within seven days, according to Rolle.
The Department of Environmental Health Services was still on scene at the resort Monday, Rolle said.
The US State Department said in a news release, “우리는 지방 당국을 면밀히 모니터링하고 있습니다’ 사망 원인 조사. We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance.”
Sandals Resorts said in a statement to CNN Saturday, “Nothing is more important to Sandals Resorts than the safety of our guests,” and expressed “deep sadness” confirming the deaths.
The resort was working to “support both the investigation as well as the guests’ families in every way possible,” but could not disclose further information “out of respect for the privacy of our guests,” 진술에 따르면.