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politics in the Bahamas identified the three Americans who were found dead on Monday last week at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort on the island of Great Exuma.
The deceased were confirmed as Michael Phillips, 68, Robbie Phillips, 65, from Tennessee, and Vincent Chiarella, 64, from Florida. Donnis Chiarella, Vincent’s wife, is said to be in stable condition after being flown to a Miami hospital over the weekend.
“If you want the most beautiful and longest private beach with crystal clear water and you like to hear the lapping of the waves, see the sand dunes and listen to the seagulls talking, that’s it!” read the most recent post on a Facebook page allegedly belonging to Robbie Phillips, dated Thursday afternoon. The bodies were found on Friday.
Michael and Robbie Phillips are co-owners of a travel agency called The Sand Lady of Royal Travel.
“Because we are highly trained in Sandals and Beaches and have more experience selling these properties than other agents, we have been named the Sandals and Beaches resorts of choice,” the company says on their website.
The couple have three children and six grandchildren, he adds.
“Robbie has worked in the travel industry for more than 25 years,” a bio on the website also says. “He has traveled all over the world and to each of the Caribbean islands. He loves organizing honeymoons and destination weddings.”
Paul Rolle, chief superintendent of police at the Royal Bahamas Police Force, said the samples were collected from all victims and will be sent to a laboratory in the United States for further testing, according to the Guardian of Nassau.
Sandals, in a statement to Fox News Digital, said that “it is with deep sadness that we can confirm the deaths of three guests at Sandals Emerald Bay on May 6, 2022.
“A health emergency was initially reported and, following our protocols, we immediately alerted emergency room professionals and relevant local authorities,” he added. “We are actively working to support both investigations and guest families in any way possible during this difficult time.”
The Royal Bahama Police Force said in a statement Friday that when investigators arrived at the scene, they were “headed to the first mansion.”
“Upon entering a bedroom, they found a Caucasian male lying on the floor unresponsive,” the statement read. “A body examination was conducted, there was [sic] no signs of trauma found. The local doctor then declared the victim dead “.
Police officers then went to a second mansion where they say a man was found numb and “slumped against a wall in a bathroom”. In the bedroom, a woman was found numb. Police said the individuals showed signs of “convulsions”.
Fox News’ Kim Wagner contributed to this report.