THE mystery surrounding the deaths of three Americans at a plush Bahamas hotel has deepened as their grieving families have requested a second autopsy.
Vincent Chiarella, 64, Robbie Phillips, 65, and Michael Phillips, 68, were found dead at the luxury Sandals Emerald Bay resort in Exuma on May 6.
It’s not still not known how they died – weeks after they passed away.
Michael Darville, who is the minister of health and wellness in the Bahamas, told EyeWitness News: “The toxicology reports are still outstanding.
“There were requests by family members of the deceased to bring in a pathologist from abroad to do another autopsy.”
Darville added: “We also have the pathologists in-country who have done their job and samples were sent to a very reliable lab in the United States.”
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The minister said he wants to get to the “bottom of the investigation”.
He said: “You know, to move bodies across (the) water, they have to be embalmed and so, that request was made."
Retiree Chiarella was found dead in his villa – hours after reportedly feeling ill.
His wife Donnis, who is in her 60s, was rushed to a Miami hospital. She’s in a good condition and recovering.
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The couple had been celebrating their anniversary at the luxury resort, their son Austin told ABC News.
They had been pictured relaxing on swings on the sandy beach – days before his death.
Austin revealed Donnis had woken up to find that she couldn't move.
She saw her husband laying on the floor.
Austin said: "Her legs and arms were swollen and she couldn't move and she screamed to get someone to come in the door.
"I am just so heartbroken. My dad was everything to me."
Robbie and Michael Phillips were named as the other two victims.
Her last post included seven stunning beach photos that showcased sunny, blue skies, fluffy clouds, and clear water washing up on the sand.
It said: "If you want the most beautiful long private beach with clear blue water and you like to hear the waves lapping, see sand dunes and hear the seagulls talking – this is it! RELAXING."
Cops said that a couple had complained of feeling sick at the resort the previous night.
Officers said: “The officers found a Caucasian male slumped against a wall in a bathroom, unresponsive.
"The woman was also unresponsive. Both individuals showed signs of convulsion. The officers examined the bodies and found no signs of trauma," the officials added.
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They had been treated at a medical facility nearby before returning to the resort, the New York Post reports.
Chester Cooper, acting prime minister of The Bahamas, said no foul play is suspected.
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