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Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/us/crime/police-and-law-enforcement" (Page 15)

Texas police chief’s body found after being knocked overboard by large wave

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The Coast Guard-led search for a missing Texas police chief has ended with the recovery Sunday of his body.

Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed, a paratrooper when he served in the Army, was reported missing after being knocked off his fishing boat Friday into Galveston Bay by the wake of a passing large vessel.

At 7:54 a.m. Sunday a body matching the description of the chief was recovered from the water by a Galveston County Marine Unit boat crew near mile marker 32 on the west end of the Houston Ship Channel, the City of Kemah said.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Chief Reed, as well the Kemah and law enforcement communities,” said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon.

COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR TEXAS POLICE CHIEF KNOCKED OVERBOARD BY LARGE WAKE

Coast Guard search crews covered more than 650 square miles during the approximately 40-hour search.

Reed, 50, was out on his boat with his wife.

Local media reported that he wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

In addition to being police chief and ex-paratrooper, Reed was described as a wrestling coach, city manager, police chief, school board trustee and good friend.

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“It was about neighbors – how’s so and so doing and asking about other people that he knew,” said Dee Scott, a friend.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Cops push back after Rainn Wilson claimed poor response to noose found in friend’s yard

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Los Angeles cops are pushing back on a social-media shaming from actor Rainn Wilson.

The Office” actor slammed police last week in an Instagram post to his 1.6 million followers after a pal, who is black, allegedly found a noose left in their front yard.

Wilson included an image of the noose and wrote that responding officers had asked the family, “What’s the big deal?”

‘THE OFFICE’ STAR RAINN WILSON SHARES PHOTO OF NOOSE FOUND AT FRIEND’S HOME

“’What’s the big deal?’ Well, officer, the noose is the symbol of lynching which was used to hang thousands of African Americans, especially by the Klan,” Wilson’s wrote.

Wilson’s got it all wrong, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ.

The cops are investigating the incident as a hate crime and have been looking for surveillance video to help in their hunt for the perp, they said.

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No video has turned up so far but a source told TMZ authorities take incidents like these “very seriously, especially in today’s climate.”

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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42 state AGs, elected prosecutors sign statement refusing to enforce new abortion bans

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Elected prosecutors from a long list of states committed to vowed to uphold the landmark abortion ruling in Roe v. Wade and use their “immense discretion” to refuse charging violations of restrictive abortion bans.

“As elected prosecutors with charging discretion, we choose not to prosecute individuals pursuant to these deeply concerning laws,” the June statement, released by the group Fair and Just Prosecution, read.

“Legal precedent, as established by the highest court in the land, has held for nearly 50 years that women have a right to make decisions about their own medical care including, but not limited to, seeking an abortion. Enforcement of laws that criminalize healthcare decisions would shatter that precedent, impose untenable choices on 3 victims and healthcare providers, and erode trust in the integrity of our justice system.”

The signatories included district attorneys as well as the attorneys general from California, Vermont, Delaware, Massachusetts, Nevada, Maryland, Michigan, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Oregon, and Pennsyvlania.

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The statement came as the nation intensified its debate over abortion and 2020 Democratic candidates formulated ways to counter a multi-state pro-life agenda that could reach the Supreme Court.

“Not all of us agree on a personal or moral level on the issue of abortion. And not all of us are in states where women’s rights are threatened by statutes criminalizing abortion,” the attorneys also said.

“What brings us together is our view that as prosecutors we should not and will not criminalize healthcare 2 decisions such as these – and we believe it is our obligation as elected prosecutors charged with protecting the health and safety of all members of our community to make our views clear.”

The statement was the latest indication that a series of pro-life victories would have to overcome resistance both within and outside of the government.  State and federal abortion restrictions — including “heartbeat” legislation, clinic regulations, and surgical abortion bans — have already faced legal challenges from groups like Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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In their statement, the prosecutors specifically called out Alabama and Missouri — each of which have faced lawsuits over their restrictive abortion measures.

While some state and federal laws have faced defeat in the courts, the ultimate decision might come from the nation’s highest court as neither side appeared ready to back down.

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On Wednesday, the issue once again dominated national conversation as 2020 Democratic candidates appeared to attack their frontrunner’s position on federal funding for abortion.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, a perceived moderate among a slew of progressive candidates, supported the Hyde Amendment for decades before reversing his position on Thursday.

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Bra-blocking security policy at jail unfair to female attorneys, lawyers argue in letter

As far as 74 criminal defense attorneys in Missouri are concerned, the security policy at a county jail seems drafted by a bunch of boobs.

The lawyers all signed an open letter Thursday, protesting the Jackson County Detention Center’s policy of denying admission to female attorneys if their bras trigger the metal detector at the jail entrance.

“Bras with metal clasps or underwire support (most every bra) set these detectors off,” the attorneys write in the letter, addressed to the Jackson County sheriff, corrections department director and other officials. “Women are then required to either remove their bras or be denied entrance.

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“For female attorneys,” the letter continues, “that means the choice is to remove their bras or not see their clients. The net effect of these newly implemented measures is that female attorneys are being denied meaningful access to their clients in violation of their clients’ constitutional right to counsel.”

“For female attorneys …  the choice is to remove their bras or not see their clients.”

— Open letter by defense attorneys to county sheriff and other officials

The policy is part of what the lawyers describe as a “TSA airport-type high-security screening procedure” that recently took effect at the jail, in which people entering the jail are required to have their shoes, belts, briefcases and other items X-rayed before entering.

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Some defense attorneys in Missouri say a county jail’s new “TSA airport-type” security discriminates against female lawyers who were bras that contain metal. (iStock)

“We do not believe this is an unreasonable procedure,” the attorneys write, but as it applies to bras, they regard the new requirement as discriminatory against women.

“It is undeniable that many female members of our group feel humiliated and angry at the prospect of having to get their undergarments cleared before being allowed to do their jobs,” the letter says.

In addition, the letter states, “The male attorneys in our group see our female counterparts as equals and feel this security protocol singles them out for disparate treatment and does not afford them the dignity and respect they deserve.”

Meanwhile, a county legislator has accused the sheriff, who sets the jail policies, of seeking retaliation against the critics, the Kansas City Star reported.

Crystal Williams alleged in a statement that Sheriff Darryl Forte had been using Sunshine Law requests in a bid to gain access to emails that attorneys had sent to her about their jail concerns.

“It’s sad when a politician uses intimidation tactics toward people with valid concerns about a sexist policy,” Williams wrote in her statement, according to the Star. “This sure looks like someone seeking retaliation. Just fix the damned problem.”

“It’s sad when a politician uses intimidation tactics toward people with valid concerns about a sexist policy.”

— Crystal Williams, county legislator

For his part, the sheriff blasted Williams’ objections to allowing him to view the emails she’d received from attorneys.

“Elected officials should welcome and encourage transparency, and not be offended by requests,” Forte wrote to the Star. “Community awareness about the affairs of Jackson County government must be a goal of elected officials.”

The sheriff also claimed on Twitter on Monday that it was “misinformation” that women had been required to remove their underwire bras to gain entry to the jail.

“Misinformation has been communicated about the screening process at the JCDC,” the sheriff wrote. “Everyone is required to pass through a metal detector. No one has been asked to take off underwire bras. We will continue to keep our staff and inmates safe from harm.”

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But the sheriff left open the possibility that the jail policy would be adjusted in the future.

“Evaluation of policies and procedures related to the detention center is ongoing,” the sheriff wrote, according to the Star. “We desire to continue to provide the best possible service with minimal inconvenience while maintaining high safety standards. Safety and security is of paramount importance to me.”

But the defense attorneys say they will stage a protest at noon Wednesday at the jail if no changes are made by then, attorney John Picerno told the newspaper.

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NYPD apologizes for 1969 Stonewall raid that birthed modern LGBT rights movement

New York City’s police commissioner apologized Thursday for the June 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn gay bar, an event widely cited as the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement.

“The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said during a briefing at police headquarters. “The actions and the laws were discriminatory and oppressive, and for that, I apologize.”

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Organizers of New York City’s LGBT Pride celebration had called for police to apologize for the raid on the Greenwich Villiage bar on the night of June 27-28, 1969, which saw bar patrons and others fight back against officers and a social order that kept gay life in the shadows. New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is gay, had also joined the calls for an apology.

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The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Manhattan (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

“What happened should not have happened,” O’Neill said Tuesday. “This would never happen in the NYPD in 2019.”

The confrontation at the Stonewall wasn’t the first time LGBT people had protested or spontaneously clashed with police. But it proved to be a turning point, unleashing a wave of organizing and activism.

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At the time, many LGBT people lived in fear of arrest, harassment, professional ruin and family ostracism. The psychiatric establishment saw homosexuality as a mental disorder, and law enforcement often viewed it as a crime.

LGBT people could be subject to arrest for showing affection, dancing together, even for not wearing a certain number of items deemed gender-appropriate. Bars that served gay people had at times lost their liquor licenses, and others — like the Stonewall — were simply unlicensed. Raids were common.

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Last week, New York City officials announced that transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will be commemorated with statues in Greenwich Village, for their role in the movement according to FOX 5 NY.

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Transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson handing out flyers in support of Gay Students at NYU in 1970. (REUTERS/Diana Davies)

The police inspector who led the Stonewall raid, Seymour Pine, said in 2004 that he was sorry, according to news accounts of a talk he gave at the time. Pine, who died in 2010, said officers were prejudiced about gay people, whom they didn’t understand.

NYPD leaders have expressed some regret before about the events at the Stonewall, but until Thursday, they stopped short of a formal apology.

Former Commissioner William Bratton in 2016 called it “a terrible experience” but noted that it had also been “a tipping point” for change. He said an apology was unnecessary: “The apology is all that’s occurred since then.”

When O’Neill was asked the next year about apologizing for Stonewall, he said it had “been addressed already.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Florida trooper hospitalized in dramatic turnpike hit-and-run caught on camera

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Newly released traffic camera footage showed a driver hitting a Florida Highway Patrol trooper with his car.

The camera captured a trooper talking to the driver of a white BMW on the Florida Turnpike near the Hollywood Boulevard exit on May 25.

Trooper Arsenio Caballero assisted that trooper and during the traffic stop, as Caballero walked back to his vehicle and as the other trooper was still conducting the traffic stop,  Caballero was hit by the white sedan as the driver sped away, Miami Fox station WSVN-TV reported.

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The video showed the hit-and-run driver ramming into Caballero without hesitation. Caballero was seen rolling on top of the car.

The other trooper at the scene could then be seen in the video running in Caballero’s direction.

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Caballero, who had only been on the force for about a year, reportedly was rushed to a nearby hospital as “a trauma alert” but later was released and was recovering at home.

Investigators said they found the abandoned vehicle a few days after the incident but still reportedly were looking for the driver.

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Body cam video: Tennessee deputy saves two people from rattlesnake

Body camera video captured a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy saving two people, who were both sleeping, from a rattlesnake.

The close encounter was recorded on Thursday on the body camera of Deputy Adam Sisk with the Maury County Sheriff’s Department in middle Tennessee.

The video was posted on the Maury County Sheriff’s Department Facebook’s page on Friday with the caption, “So many life lessons to be learned in this video!”

Dash cam video first shows Deputy Sisk pulling up to a dead-end gravel lot, where two people are sprawled. A snake can be seen slithering right near their heads.

The video then switches to a body camera view when Sisk gets out of the car. He then quickly alerts the pair to the nearby danger and can be heard on video saying, “Don’t move there’s a rattlesnake right next to you.”

Sisk then says, “Go toward me, go toward me.”

The man is seen running in a different direction than the deputy, the woman gets up slowly.

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Chief Deputy Ray Jeter with the Maury County Sheriff’s Department told Fox News he thought Sisk “did a great job keeping them calm the best he could.”

Jeter said the deputy’s main priority was to make sure the man and woman were okay. He added that Sisk wanted to get them awake and alert and then tried to keep them calm.

“That’s what we do every day, keep everybody safe and everyone gets to go home to their families,” he asaid.

Jeter said Sisk was called to the area around 9 a.m. Thursday because the Maury County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint of the two people on the gravel road.

“He was shocked by what he pulled up on seeing here,” Jeter said when describing Sisk’s reaction. “He was shocked by what he saw and just wanted to keep those individuals safe.”

He said the department’s protocol when it comes to encountering a snake is to “avoid contact.” Jeter said the incident is “not common,” adding that it was the “first time I have ever seen anything like that.”

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He said the department decided to post the video on its Facebook page because “after watching it, we felt it was something our community would like to see.” He added that the video showed, “our people doing good and helping folks” and that the close encounter is “not something you see every day.”

He added that the lessons that can be learned from the video include, “be observant of your surroundings” and “listen to law enforcement when they tell you you’re in danger.”

The video got more than 1,000 shares and nearly 250 comments.

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(Maury County Sheriff’s Department)

One woman wrote, “thank god the police officer came.”

Another commented, “Lesson… do not canoodle in field or wooded area, this time of year. Invest in a tent. Lol.”

Jeter said the man and woman, who were not identified, will not face any charges and no criminal activity took place. When asked why the pair was sleeping in the area, Jeter said, “they really didn’t give an answer for that.”

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He said Deputy Sisk gave them a ride home.

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Chicago has most violent weekend this year: 52 shot, 10 dead

Days after officials touted a slight decrease in crime, Chicago saw its most violent weekend of the year, with 52 people reportedly shot — including 10 fatally.

The violent spree occurred just days after authorities highlighted a nine percent drop in crime compared to the first five months of 2018.

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Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Monday that Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson ordered targeted patrols in certain areas in response to several gang-related incidents since Friday. Guglielmi says those efforts have netted 18 arrests and 92 seized guns since Friday evening.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said she’s considering replacing Johnson, but will not decide until after a more thorough study of the city’s problems, according to WGN-TV.

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Guglielmi said police are questioning several people of interest in some of the incidents and detectives have good leads in others. Police have asked anyone with information to contact them.

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A memorial of flowers, balloons, a cross and photo of victim Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, are displayed on the lawn, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Chicago, outside the home where Ochoa-Lopez was murdered last month. Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy says a pregnant Ochoa-Lopez, who was killed and whose baby was cut from her womb, was strangled while being shown a photo album of the late son and brother of her attackers. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

On Twitter, Guglielmi assailed a program known as I-Bond that allows Cook County offenders to be released on a no-cash bond. The program was implemented in 1982 to address jail overcrowding.

But critics long have said it provides criminals a fast way to get back on the streets.

“Letting gun offenders out on I-Bonds shows there is absolutely no repercussion for carrying illegal guns in Chicago,” Guglielmi tweeted Sunday.

Northwestern University reportedly sent an alert to students and faculty Saturday after several people were shot near the Gold Coast campus.

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Homicide numbers in Chicago had been continuing a downward trend over the last two years. There were more than 200 fewer homicides in 2018 compared with 2016.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Fotis Dulos, estranged husband of Connecticut missing mother, Jennifer Dulos, and his girlfriend arraigned

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NORWALK, Conn. — Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut mother of five who has been missing for more than a week, is likely to face further charges in the coming days, prosecutors said during a Monday arraignment on evidence tampering allegations, and asked Dulos’ bail be kept at $500,000.

No plea was entered by Dulos or his girlfriend, who was also arraigned on tampering charges in a separate hearing Monday at Norwalk Superior Court.

Dulos, 51, and girlfriend Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested late Saturday at a hotel in Avon, Conn., on charges of tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution relating to the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. Dulos’ lawyer Monday said it was unlikely he would be able to post bail immediately. Troconis’ attorney said she would be able to make her $500,000 bail Monday. She will have to wear a GPS monitor.

Troconis, a multilingual high-roller who has interviewed celebrities on television and helped launch an upscale ski resort in Argentina, arrived at the courthouse first. Her brown hair was tied up in a ponytail and she did not speak to the media. Fotis Dulos arrived in court soon after wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Fotis Dulos and Troconis became romantically involved about a year before Jennifer Dulos filed for divorce and moved to the close-knit community in New Canaan. Authorities have hinted other charges against the couple could be coming soon.

HUSBAND OF MISSING CONNECTICUT MOM ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH HINDERING PROSECUTION, TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE 

Since Dulos was reported missing 10 days ago, local, state and federal authorities have been “working around the clock” to find her, New Canaan police said in a statement Sunday.

Specifically, authorities spent the weekend searching Fotis Dulos’ sprawling 10,000-square foot Farmington mansion, as well as a nearby residence Dulos’ company, Fore Group, had developed. Armed with search warrants, investigators showed up at the Farmington home Sunday with more than a dozen state police vehicles and two canine units.

In the past 72 hours, state police obtained DNA samples from Fotis Dulos, who, for the past two years, has been locked in a contentious custody battle with his wife over the couple’s five children, who range in age from 8 to 13.

Dulos’ disappearance continues to be treated as both a missing-person case and a criminal investigation, New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro said.

The 50-year-old brunette was last seen driving a black Chevy Suburban 10 days ago, when she dropped off her children at their private school in New Canaan. Authorities spent three hours Friday handing out flyers that featured a picture of Dulos and her vehicle.

The circumstances surrounding Dulos’ disappearance have taken an ominous turn in recent days as more information has emerged about the couple’s rocky relationship.

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According to court documents, Jennifer Dulos said she was “terrified for (her) family’s safety, especially since discovering the gun, since my husband has a history of controlling, volatile and delusional behavior.” She also accused her husband, who was born and raised in Greece but attended college in the United States, of threatening to kidnap their children and take them to Greece.

Fotis Dulos, who married Jennifer 13 years ago, has strongly pushed back on his wife’s allegations. He has said he turned in his handgun to the Farmington police and accused his wife of being the unfit parent. He also said she had mental health issues, asserting at one point she verbally attacked him and called him names in front of guests.

Members of the affluent Connecticut town have been gripped by the case.

“Stuff like this doesn’t happen here,” Leila Roxo, an associate at LoLo Bag, an accessories boutique in New Canaan, told Fox News. “It’s a really quiet and safe town. Parents are OK just dropping off their kids and letting them walk around town, eat, have ice cream, buy something and then picking them up. It’s pretty safe.”

Roxo, who has a 6-year-old daughter, said she worries most about Dulos’ children and the scars they may carry from their mother’s disappearance.

“The 8-year-old is definitely going to remember some stuff,” Roxo said. “I don’t know how far apart the other ones are, but I have a 6-year-old and I feel like if this were to happen to her, she’d definitely remember.”

On Sunday night, hundreds of people packed into St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for the second vigil held in a week for Dulos.

Eric Cooper, the head of the New Canaan Country School, described Dulos as “an incredibly warm person” and a “devoted mother who supported everything her children did.”

“We’re heartbroken,” he said. All five of the Dulos children attend the private school.

Carrie Luft, a spokeswoman for the family, said last week the children “miss their mother terribly, but they are doing as well under the circumstances as one could.”

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The kids are reportedly with their maternal grandmother, Gloria Farber, in New York City. Farber and her late husband sued Fotis Dulos, claiming in court documents he did not repay a $1.7 million loan he borrowed to buy and redevelop high-end homes.

Fox News’ Lissa Kaplan contributed to this report. 

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Maryland couple found dead in Dominican Republic hotel room

A Maryland couple has been found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic.

The news of the death of Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day, who were engaged and had posted numerous photos on social media showing how much they were enjoying their vacation, comes just days after a Delaware woman said that that she was assaulted while vacationing in the Dominican Republic earlier this year. It also comes weeks after the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for Americans traveling there, citing a rise in crime.

The bodies of Holmes, 63, and Day, 49, were found Thursday by an employee of the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana who went to their room after they failed to check out, according to multiple published reports. The couple were scheduled to return to the U.S. that day.

CNN reported that a spokesman for the Dominican Republic National Police, Frank Felix Duran Mejia, said there was no evidence of violence.

BODIES OF AMERICAN COUPLE MISSING IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BELIEVED FOUND

Friends of the couple posted on Facebook that conversations with them over the phone recently indicated they were happy and excited to return home and to their future as a married couple. They arrived at the hotel on May 25.

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The Dominican newspaper Diario Libre said that a hotel employee mentioned that Holmes contacted the front desk about feeling ill, but that the couple turned down treatment.

The Delaware woman, Tammy Lawrence-Daley, said she was attacked in Punta Cana, which is a popular tourist area. She said that her attacker wore a uniform that indicated he was an employee of the all-inclusive resort in which she was saying.

Lawrence-Daley, who said she was vacationing in the Dominican Republic with her husband and some friends, posted photos of her bruised and swollen face on Facebook. She suffered a broken nose, other facial fractures and bites on her body, among other things, she said.

WOMAN SHARES HORRIFYING STORY, PICTURES AFTER ALLEGED ATTACK

She told the Associated Press that she went public about the attack, which she said occurred in January, to heighten awareness about the dangers of visiting the country, even for tourists staying at an all-inclusive resort.

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Lawrence-Daley said the attack happened when she was walking on the property at about 10:30 p.m. to buy a snack. She said the man who attacked her came at her from behind and forced her into a maintenance room. She said the hotel employees were slow to act when her husband and friends reported that she had not returned to the room. Security workers eventually found her in the maintenance room, she said.

In March, a New York couple visiting the Dominican Republican was reported missing after they did not get on their flight home even though they checked out of their hotel at the scheduled time. Weeks later, National Police commander Frank Félix Duran Mejía said that the couple apparently had gotten into an accident, possibly due to a mix of speeding, alcohol and dark roads. Orlando Moore, 43, and Portia Ravenelle, 32, had planned a four-day getaway and also had posted photos of their vacation on social media, praising the trip. The couple’s car was retrieved from the sea, and Moore’s decomposed body was recovered from the water. Ravenelle reportedly had ended up at a hospital, where she died.

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Tammy Lawrence-Daley after an attack at a resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in January 2019. Lawrence-Daley made the attack public on social media, detailing a vicious hours-long assault by a man she said was wearing the uniform of an all-inclusive resort. (Chris Daley via AP)

New York Reps. Adriano Espaillat and Eliot Engel wrote FBI Director Christopher Wray, indicating they wanted more evidence that the tragedy was an accident, and asking that the agency “work quickly to conduct a thorough investigation regarding details of their reported deaths that raise questions for us,” according to the New York Daily News.

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The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for the Dominican Republic in April, urging those visiting there to “exercise increased caution…due to crime.”

“Violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault is a concern throughout the Dominican Republic,” the advisory said. “The wide availability of weapons, the use and trade of illicit drugs, and a weak criminal justice system contribute to the high level of criminality on the broader scale.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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