WARNING! Too many tourists & foreign investors are killed in Dominican Republic - Body Count: 35, Who is next? Canadian civil war world blogger calls DR the world's most dangerous country!

Holidays in Hell - If you like to end your vacation being shipped home in a pine box then Dominican Republic might be right for you!!

 

Canadian civil war world blogger calls Dominican Republic, the most dangerous country in the world

 

Read also: US Embassy: Crime continues to be a problem throughout the Dominican Republic

Body Count: 35 in just 3 years, and this is only the known cases....!!! Who is next?

 

February 21st, 2014

Ukrainian woman gunned down and robbed in Sosua over 2 small yogurt

     

Tourist murder #35 !!! Ava Cimbalnikova, 61-year-old resident of Sosua was killed and robbed. They only got two small yogurt and a piece of bread from her, that's what a tourist life is worth in the Dominican Republic today. If the world statistics about the most dangerous cities was also covering small scale areas, then the 30km from Puerto Plata over Sosua to Cabarete would be one on their list....

 

January 29th, 2014

German lawyer is foreigner #34 to be killed in Dom Rep in recent time

     

 

Tourist #34 murdered in the Dominican Republic, Are you next ??? - German lawyer Dirc Weber, 44 years old, was found murdered under the bed in the apartment he had rented in Sosua. Those arrested for the murder was released after 2 days due to errors by police and prosecutes!!! - Watch Video......

 

December 20th, 2013

Swiss woman killed in her house in Puerto Plata
     
Merry Christmas from the DR to families of dead tourists around the world with Tourist #33 killed - What a crazy couple of weeks with 3 foreigners murdered in theDominican Republic !!! The body of the 49-year-old woman, Sofhi Madeline Luperon Mateo, from the Swiss canton of Jura was found on Saturday tied up with a bullet in her head in her home in Puerto Plata. She has lived in the DR since 2005. Two men has been arrested.....

 

December 18th, 2013

Cuban Journalist Murdered in Dominican Republic
     
Foreinger #32 to be killed in the Dominican Republic, proberly for being GAY!!!According to the Police then the murder was planned by the 3 boys, watch more details in main article YouTube video. The new and openly American GAY ambassador to the Dominican Republic, James "Wally" Brewster, better watch his back in this unfriendly country where he is clearly NOT welcome.....

 

December 12th, 2013

U.S. citizen found dead in Puerto Plata, Another in Cabarete plus one stabbed
     

HORROR WEEK IN PUERTO PLATA AREA, TOURIST MURDER #31 - An Italian-American businessman identified as Anthony Vacile, 51, was found hanged around 5am Tuesday, inside his apartment in a building of the city. Another American Michael Peter Beni was found dead in his hotel in Cabareta and same week a french tourist Patrick Vatillieux was stabbed also not far from Puerto Plata.....

 

August 21th, 2013

TRAVEL WARNING, Two tourists killed in Puerto Plata and Santiago

Two more murdered tourists more to be added to our statistic for Dominican Republic! Killed tourist #29 German national Rolf Erich Manfred Kobesch 60 years old on vacation in Sosua and  Killed tourist #30 Argentinean national Pablo Sosa 65 years old shot to death in Santiago. Thursday’s 10 murders add to Dominican Republic’s chilling figure, one of the most violent places in the world.....

 

July 19th, 2013

Dutch tourist murdered in her home in Cabrera, Dominican Republic

     

Tourist murder #28 - Richtje van Someren, 44 years old, also known as GINA was butchered in her home in Cabrera in what local Dominican police called a "crime of passion"...., Dutch Foreign Affairs advises travelers to the Dominican Republic to be vigilant and make travel warning for a year...., the killer is still lose and linked to a murder of an Italian man in same area!!.....

 

May 15th, 2013

Italian man beaten to death with iron pipe in Dominican Republic

 

Tourist #27 murdered in Dom Rep - Francesco Ceron of Italian origin, who lived Sosua, was found in the back seat of his Suzuki Grand Vitara, plate G028729 completely gagged, with bumps and cuts on his head, and a an electrical cord tied around his neck. Roumers will that his Dominican wife was behind it and she also wanted USD 1100 to release the body to the family back home in Italy.....

 

January 31th, 2013

Tourist Murder no 26, French national hanged on his yacht in Samana Dom Rep

     
WATCH VIDEO OF HANGED FRENCH TOURIST BEING REMOVED BY POLICE - Pascal Heron, 50 years old and with passport no 05CP62739 is tourist #26 to be murdered the Dom Rep in less than 3 years. Medical examiner of Samaná, Dr. Julian Bodden Emilio De La Cruz and deputy prosecutor Mr. Elinton Santiago Billiards plus the police certified that he was found dead with signs of violence on the body.....

 

January 20th, 2013

Prostitute stabs Canadian man 20 times in Dom Rep, American Woman killed in Bar

     
 
Holidays in Hell This Week - Like to be shipped home in a pine box, then Dominican Republic might be right for you!! This Canadian is pretty lucky, last week the American woman Sandra Valente was killed in Santo Domingo while her husbond was in the bathroom according to local media. She is tourist #25 to be killed in three years in Dominican Republic....

 

January 14th, 2013

4 arrested for killing German in Sosua on the North Coast of Dom Rep

     
 
Paul Jürgen Siefried is tourist #24 to be killed in the Dominican Republic in only 3 years !!! - The Procurator Fiscal of the Judicial Department, said about four people were arrested for investigation surrounding the shooting death of the German national Jürgen Paul Siefried 71 years of age, in Mulata in the tourist town of Sosua on Sunday night.....

 

December 11th, 2012

Tourist STANISLAO LYTWYN killed in Punta Cana

     
STANISLAO LYTWYN is tourist #23 to be killed in the Dominican Republic in only 3 years !!! - reportedly he was shot when he tried to stop an assault between two other men at a same time when he was moving around with his wife Holgatha Cheuvo.....

 

 

October 3rd, 2012

US man killed in his home in Sosua, Dominican Republic
     

 

STAY AWAY!!! Another Tourist Killed in Dominican Republic - Police say Raffaelle Foria was killed in the popular tourist town of Sosua after four men broke into a house he shared with 70-year-old Stanley Leonard, who also was shot but is expected to recover. According to our chornologic tracking, this foreigner investor or tourist  #21 to be killed in the DR within the last 3 years......

 

 

August 20th, 2012

Another Chinese businessman murdered in Dominican Republic

     
 
 
The list of investors killed in Dominican Republic is growing fast!!! - Chinese businessman, Chi Mine Wu, aged 33, was stabbed to death in the kitchen of his restaurant, Pica Pollo Asia, in San Pedro de Macoris. This is not the first time Chinese have been murdered in this restaurant, as in December 2006 the brothers Wei Wuo and Wi Hog Hog were also stabbed to death there.......

 

JULY 22th, 2012

Dom Rep sentences couple to 30 years in prison for killing Belgian tourist

     

 

Is LUC no 19 or no 40.....????- Authorities said Aquino lured the 58-year-old retiree to an apartment north of the capital where she and her companion gave him tea laced with a drug that knocked him out. They then killed and dismembered Vandormael, so you might reconsider moving to the DR as he is only one of many. More worrying is that this happened back in October 2010 but has been kept secret from the press. This makes me wonder if the number of killed investors and tourists maybe is twice as high....? Could 40 have been killed in the last 3 years....? Click here to see video about Luc

 

JULY 15th, 2012

Swiss businessman killed and robbed in Dominican Republic

     

Again Again, Stahli Roland Eugen, 61 years, passport no. F0925826 is foreigner no. 18 to be killed in just 3 years in the DR. He had just returned from a trip to New York when someone broke into his house through the bathroom window. The Swiss businessman who imported wines into the Caribbean country has been found dead from a gunshot wound in his leg. Three arrested.....

 

JUNE 11th, 2012

Ex DEA agent found tied and strangled in Santiago

     

Another foreigner murdered in DomRep, BODY COUNT 17! - Unidentified assailants strangled an attorney and former member of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), inside his apartment in the city's Los sector Los Garages. His neighbors said they suspect a woman with whom the victim had a romantic relationship, and to whom Pichardo had given a vehicle and then took it back......

 

May 23th, 2012

DR1.com - Murder mastermind in drug addiction rehab in Canada

Canadian Gordon Wilson, suspected of being behind the murder of Colombian Maribel Buritica, is being treated at a psychiatric facility in Canada, reportedly for drug addiction, the Police reported, according to Listin Diario. Police spokesman General Maximo Baez said that Wilson, who David Joel Toribio, 32 years, accused of promising to pay US$1,000 for the murder, met the Colombian online and maintained a friendship with her. He said that Buritica had invited Wilson to the country, but when she noted his addiction to drugs, sought to end the friendship and this led to her obtaining a restraining order from the judiciary in an attempt to keep him away.

Baez said that the Dominican Republic and Canada do not have an extradition agreement, but that they are studying how Canadian legislation handles cases of accusations against people with addiction problems.

Buritica, who worked as group manager at Manati Park in Punta Cana, went missing on 4 May. She was last seen leaving the San Juan Shopping Center around 7pm that day. The Police identified the victim by her clothing, which matched the description of what she was wearing that day.

In its coverage of the case, Diario Libre reports that officers investigating the crime also suspect that the motive could have been robbery. As reported, according to one investigator the supposed murderers, Toribio and his girlfriend and alleged accomplice Catherin Matas Molares, 20, found out that Canadian Gordon Wilson, had a restraining order for harassment of the Colombian and may have used it as a pretext to kidnap her, rob her and subsequently kill her.

See photo of Colombian tourist Maribel Buriticá here

 

April 17th, 2012

Diplomat Murdered in Dominican Republic

. 55-year-old Julia Ou was a press secretary at the Taiwanese Embassy in the Dominican Republic and member of the Tzu Chi Foundation, one of Taiwan's biggest charities. She was involved in overseas compatriot affairs who had served in the Caribbean country for more than a year before she was found stabbed to death at her home in Santo Domingo......

 

March 29th, 2012

Body of Murdered Spanish Businessman Found in Dominican Republic

 
Several Dominicans wanted in this case - A Spanish woman had the 57 year old Crespo killed at the request of another unidentified Spanish citizen who offered 10 million pesos (about $256,000) for the businessman’s death, paying 40,000 pesos (about $1,000) up front, a police spokesman said. She was Crespo's former partner in a restaurant in Playa Bavaro.......

 

December 13, 2011

Dutch hotel owner killed by thieves in Dominican Republic

     

Another foreign investor has been murdered in the Dominican Republic! The body of 53 year old Dutch national Johannes Willem den Dulk, which reveals various injuries, was found in his house in the Pontesuela sector of Santiago province. The coroner said the type of weapons has yet to be determined.......

 

 

July 12, 2011

American couple brutally murdered in Punta Cana, FBI now involved at the crime scene



 
The Cuban-American couple, Milagros Caridad and her husband Augustine Novoa, were shot and killed point blank by two men who entered their vacation home in the tourist area of ​​Punta Cana. The assailants left alive at the couple's son, 17, and a Haitian security guard. Both were at gunpoint locked into a bathroom........ FBI is now at the scene to do a joint investigation........ Read full story

 

 

 

June 29, 2011 

Canadian investor killed in Dominican Republic




Aparently the wealthy 68 years old Canadian investor Marcel Adam was killed by a blow to his head in one of his apartments in Sosua by a young Dominican woman now arrested by the police........ read full story

 

 

 

 

February 11, 2011

Venezuelan man shot dead at BQ hotel in Santo Domingo

Rafael Mauricio Verdeja, 45 years old tourist, has been gunned down by two bullets in the back while sitting in the open air restaurant of BQ hotel in Santo Domingo. The victim was dining with a woman who left the scene moments before the shooting took place. A waiter was wounded. The killers fled on a small motorcycle....... Read full story and see picture

 

February 04, 2011

Young Canadian killed by 5 in Punta Cana night club

Jordan Morrison, the 19 years old teenager killed in Dominican Republic was coming to aid of a friend in the hotels night club. He was beaten to death by 5 Canadian tourists while staying in Grand Paradise Bavaro resort in Punta Cana. The cheap all inclusive deals are attracting some of the worst low class tourists to the Dominican Republic, and floating them with free alcohol is a very dangerous combination.... read full story

 

 

February 03, 2011

German tourist killed in Puerto Plata airport

Erich Zipfel (46 years old man) from Germany was found Yesterday in a small room behind the ticket counter of MartinAir in Puerto Plata Airport. He was laying in a pool of blood with the knife was still sitting in his heart. He spend less than a month in the Domincian Republic..... Read full story and see pictures from the crime scene here

 

December 18, 2010

Dutch pensioner killed in Dominican Republic

The Police National said four men were shot to death last night, including a member of a dangerous gang of hired killers which committed holdups in public places, dressed in military and  police garb. The 63 old Dutch, Walter De Laats , whose house they tried to burgle in the central town Cotuí was one of the victims.... Read full story and see video of the gang in action click on link Dutch pensioner killed in Dominican Republic

 

 

November 1st, 2010

Two Swiss citizens have been robbed and murdered in the Dominican Republic, according to local reports.

The woman aged 47 and a man aged 66, originally from Switzerland, were found dead at their hotel in the tourist area of Boca Chica. They planned to stay all winter in the DR, but was brutally killed with a crowbar and robbed......

Read full story: Two Swiss citizens have been robbed and murdered in the Dominican Republic

 

July 29, 2010

A BRITISH millionairess owner of a famous strip club has been brutally murdered on holiday

Denise D'Courtenay, 60, was stabbed to death before being buried in bushes on a beach in the Dominican Republic.

Cops were last night hunting a rogue military policeman who had allegedly been stalking her.

Staff at Denise's hotel said they had seen her with Hector Amauris de la Cruz, in his early 30s, on the day she vanished.

The ex-model planned to retire next month from The Queen Anne in Vauxhall, South London, a haunt of footballers, soap stars and rappers.

She had been going to the Caribbean island for 20 years. Daughter Naomi Robinson, 39, said: "I will not rest until the person responsible is caught."

 Amazing Update on this story September 14, 2010 - Wrong body of murdered  tourist returned to UK from DomRep

 

July 21, 2010

German killed in his house in Santo Domingo

Two people were shot late Wednesday at a house in the Rosmil urbanization, belonging to a German.

Werner Munch lived alone in the 2 storey house, which he was in the process of remodeling,  and he owned a finance company in a nearby street.

According to neighbors, the attackers were people trusted by Munch.

Reports from the scene have suggested that three men arrived at the house in a Honda Accord car and two went inside. Three women working at the house were gagged and tied.

What happened after that is unclear, but it seems the gunmen began shooting wildly, also injuring a seven year old  child at a neighboring house. They then stole a motor scooter and made their escape.

It is not known if anything was stolen in the attack.
The same house was robbed in August 2007 and the Police arrested Alex Matos Soto, 24 while he was in the house.

 

July 20th 2010

Former Cumberland County political, social activist Douglas Jones Romero killed in Dominican Republic

VINELAND — A former social activist in Cumberland County was slain July 10 in the Dominican Republic, allegedly by a woman and teen intent on robbery, published reports said Tuesday.

The Latin American Herald Tribune reported that Douglas Jones Romero, formerly of Vineland, was poisoned by a woman and a 16-year-old girl who wanted to rob him in the northern province of Santiago.

Jones Romero was active in Vineland and other areas of Cumberland County in the 1980s through the mid 1990s.

A former editor with El Veterano, a Spanish-language newspaper based in Vineland, he was an advocate for urging Hispanics to register to vote.

Jones Romero also was active in traditional political circles. A Democrat, he ran for mayor, a seat on the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders and for state Assembly in the 1st Legislative District, which now includes Cape May County and parts of Cumberland and Atlantic counties.

In January 2005, he lobbied Cumberland County's freeholder board to expand the Board of Social Services. Jones Romero claimed board members had conflicts of interest by having family members working for the agency.

Vineland Mayor Robert Romano said Jones Romero was not as active in the community during recent years.

"He sort of disappeared about two and a half years ago," Romano said.

Romano said Jones Romero used to vacation in the Dominican Republican.

According to the Herald Tribune, the two suspects admitted under questioning that they killed Jones Romero in the city of Tamboril, giving him a poisoned bowl of oats. The suspects allegedly used the money they stole from Jones Romero to buy drugs and go to beauty parlors.

See picture of Douglas


JUNE 14th 2010

An American attorney and businessman was shot to death at his residence in Sosua, a tourist resort in the northern Dominican Republic, police said, adding that two suspects were under arrest.

Arthur Lee Tarlow(see picture and full story) was shot four times Friday night, the North-Central Police Administration said.

The 65-year-old Tarlow visited the north coast of the Dominican Republic several times a year and a company he owned recently won a big award in a lawsuit against a business based in Sosua, police said.

Tarlow also represented a law firm from Oregon, police said.

The American’s body was taken to the coroner’s office in the northern city of Santiago, where an autopsy will be performed before the remains are repatriated.

source

 

APRIL 5th 2010 - A Canadian woman and long-time resident of the Dominican Republic was found stabbed to death in her home last week, and police there are searching for three men they believe are responsible for her death.

A national district police chief identified the victim as 54-year-old Louise Gaudreault, a former resident of Quebec who had been living in the Dominican Republic on a ranch she has owned for the past 25 years.

She offered horseback riding to tourists and earned the nickname Racho Luisa among locals near the resort town of Caberete, according to Le Journal de Montreal.

Ms. Gaudreault lived alone, and her 25-year-old son, Tommy, who also lives in the Dominican Republic, was on vacation in Quebec last Thursday, when her body was found, the French language newspaper reported.

Her body was found Thursday by neighbours in the bathroom of her home in the northwest town of Gaspar Hernandez.

Dominican police officials said Gaudreault was stabbed five times. Scissors and fabric found by her body are being analysed.

They said one suspect being sought is Haitian but declined to say more.

A spokesperson for Foreign Affairs would say only that officials there and at the Consulate General of Canada in Santo Domingo “are aware of an incident involving a Canadian citizen in the Dominican Republic,” and are standing “ready to provide consular assistance as needed.”

 

This is the second death of a Quebecker in the country in recent months.

In December, a 42-year-old Quebec man was found dead in a private villa 25 kilometres from Puerto Plata.

source: The Globe and Mail


Italian tourist killed in Casa de Campo

Police Investigate Italian Tourist’s Killing in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO – An Italian tourist was killed at a villa at Casa de Campo, a resort in the Dominican Republic’s La Romana province, located 110 kilometers (68 miles) east of Santo Domingo, the National Police said in a statement.

Pierluigi Maria Lucibello Piani was stabbed in different parts of his body.

Two Haitians, identified as Anes Peti and Sandy Garcia, are being sought in connection with the killing.

Peti worked as a landscaper at the villa, where he also lived, while Garcia was fired from his job there last month, police said.

Investigators obtained security camera video that shows Peti driving off in the victim’s car on Monday night.

Two blood-stained machetes, a hammer and a piece of lumber were found at the crime scene, police said.

Another worker at the villa, Maria Esther Medina, said the machetes looked like those used by Peti in his landscaping work, police said. Read more and see picture

 

Dutch businessman killed and wife raped by the murders in Cabarete

SANTO DOMINGO – One of several Haitians wanted in connection with the killing in February of a Dutch hotelier in Cabarete, a town on the Dominican Republic’s north coast, has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

Basonord de Camp was arrested after a long investigation and intelligence work in El Hospital, a district in the northeastern tourist enclave of Las Terrenas, where he was hiding, police said.

De Camp and several other Haitians who are still at large allegedly murdered Jan Versteeg, 65, and raped and beat his wife, Therese, on Feb. 15.

The 26-year-old suspect worked as a security guard at the couple’s residence, police said.

Therese Versteeg told police that three men entered her house, killed her husband and then beat her.

The men demanded that her husband give them the documents dealing with the couple’s hotel, which was then for sale, and beat him to death when he refused.

The Haitians raped her and then stole a computer, camcorder, cell phone and documents. Source: Latin American Herald Tribune.  See photo here

 

Also Famous sportsman murdered in Luperon, read more.....  Tourist killed in the Dominican Republic and back in December a Norwegian man was beaten to death in his home in Puerto Plata and before that Bulgarian tourist killed while drawing money from ATM machine in Santo Domingo

 

Woman files lawsuit over carbon monoxide posioning at Barcelo hotel Puerto Plata after her friend died click here for full story

Crime statistics from December also shows that Dominican Republic is now one of the most dangerous tourist destinations in the Caribbean with 24 foreigners killed.

 

Americas and Caribbean top global murder rates, CNN reports

     

Across Central America, homicide rates have increased in five out of eight countries over the past five years, with Honduras seeing homicide rates more than double between 2005 and 2010. Mexico saw a 65% increase over the same period. Homicide rates have also surged in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Dominican Republic.......

  

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