For five Americans it was supposed to be summer vacation, but in the span of about a week all of them were dead.
Three of them were at the same resort in the Dominican Republic.
Miranda Schaup-Werner had just checked in to the resort with her husband on May 25th, one minute sitting happily the next in acute pain according to a family spokesperson.
She collapsed and died shortly after in her room.
Five days late, Maryland couple Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day missed their scheduled checkout time.
Hotel employees later found them dead.
Meanwhile, across the world in Fiji, another American couple, David and Michelle Paul, died while on vacation.
The Ministry of Health and Medical services there said “their illnesses progressively worsened and despite best efforts, they died within a few days of each other.”
Now, the most important question is what exactly happened.
And, until those answers become clear the mystery continues, as to how these five Americans went on vacation but didn’t come back alive.