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Bodies of Maryland couple found dead at Dominican Republic resort returned to United States


Maryland couple Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day died under mysterious circumstances in the Dominican Republic in June 2019.

The bodies of the Maryland couple who were found dead at a Dominican Republic resort last month have been returned to the United States.

An attorney for Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day confirmed to the Daily News that their bodies have been taken back to Temple Hills, Md.

The lawyer, Steven Bullock, said the plan is for autopsies to be conducted before Holmes and Day are buried.

Holmes, 63, and Day, 49, were found dead in their room at the Bahia Principe hotel on May 30, the day the engaged couple planned to return home from vacation.

Dominican Republic National Police said last week that respiratory failure and pulmonary edema were likely what caused their deaths, according to CNN, which cited a statement from the authorities.

The U.S. State Department has since said it will investigate the deaths of Day, Holmes and two other Americans who recently died while visiting the Dominican Republic.

“The families are determined to find out what happened and why. At this time the cause of death remains a mystery,” Bullock said, according to People. “We look forward to getting the FBI findings.”