Following U.S. tourist deaths, FBI sends investigators to Dominican Republic

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(CNN) — The FBI sent investigators to the Dominican Republic to help local authorities in their investigation into the deaths of American tourists.

Nine Americans have died in the Dominican Republic in the past year. Officials say the deaths have resulted from natural causes and are isolated incidents – but travelers are still concerned.

Between 2012 and 2018, 128 Americans died of unnatural causes in the popular tourist location.

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