Michael Phillips Cause Of Death, Obituary Unavailable Yet – Michael Phillips, 68, and his wife Robbie, 65, both travel agents, were identified by police officials on the island nation. Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, was the third casualty, and his identification had already been established by his family. The Sandals Emerald Bay resort in Great Exuma hosted them all.
According to nbcnews.com, Donnis, Chiarella’s wife, was taken to a hospital in Florida in serious condition, according to Royal Bahamas Police Commissioner Paul Rolle. According to NBC Miami, the hospital, HCA Florida Kendall in Miami, later upgraded her health to “fair condition.”
Officials said they couldn’t give a cause of death yet and were doing toxicological tests with the help of a Philadelphia lab.
“Once those samples are completed, our pathologist will be able to issue an official report as to the actual cause of death and determine exactly what transpired,” Rolle added. The fatalities have cast a pall over the resort hotel, which bills itself as a “adults-only” haven with 11 restaurants and a golf course facing a private length of beach with turquoise waters and white sands that entice visitors.
Despite the strange circumstances surrounding the case, officials said there is no evidence of foul play at this time. Rolle was hesitant to speculate on what had happened. However, the commissioner stated that samples were taken from the premises and will be processed to “establish whether or not there was a chemical” leak. There was a defective air-conditioning unit on site, according to an unfounded rumor on social media.
“Without speculation, we truly want to know what caused this,” Rolle said. Dr. Michael Darville, the island’s health minister, told Eyewitness News Bahamas that a number of guests were transported to a clinic on Thursday for nausea and vomiting and were treated. After discovering three visitors dead on Friday morning, staff called the police.
Chiarella’s body was recovered on the floor of his bedroom at his property, while the Phillipses’ bodies were discovered in another villa. According to authorities, Michael Phillips was in the bathroom and Robbie Phillips was in bed. Austin Chiarella, Chiarella’s son, previously told NBC News that he was unhappy after receiving few details regarding his parents’ deaths.
The US State Department has stated that it is “closely following” the police investigation and is “prepared to give all required consular support.” Michael and Robbie Phillips were no strangers to Sandals, a Caribbean-based all-inclusive hotel brand that advertises itself as a premium vacation destination on television ads. The duo is seen getting industry honors for their work and vacationing in tropical locations in photos on the site.