This whole DR mystery has a lot of people shook and the latest details from this story ain’t helpin either!
Topline: Tracy Jerome Jester Jr. died in March while on vacation in the Dominican Republic, a death previously unreported despite nine mysterious American tourist deaths since April (and 11 in the past year) in the island nation.
- The 31-year-old Georgia resident died of “respiratory illness,” following a day of sightseeing, according to his mother, Melody Moore. Jester Jr. was vacationing with his sister when he suddenly began to vomit and complained he couldn’t breathe, and she reported he was vomiting blood shortly before succumbing to his illness.
- Moore confirmed Jester Jr. was diagnosed with lupus. No toxicology report was ordered as he died before other tourist deaths reported in the news media.
- According to the U.S. State Department, there is no “uptick” in the number of American deaths in the Dominican Republic despite recent media attention. “We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen in the Dominican Republic in March 2019. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family for their loss. Out of respect for the family during this difficult time, we do not have additional information to provide,” said a spokesperson in a statement.
- “I would like to know the truth,” said Moore about her son’s death. According to ABC News, she reached out to the FBI for help but hasn’t yet met with the agency.
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