Three Americans have been discovered dead at a Bahamas resort and a fourth has been hospitalized, sparking a mystery for which authorities have so far had few answers.
The bodies of two men and a woman were found Friday at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort in Exuma, Bahamas, Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper confirmed. A second woman was also airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital.
“Police are investigating and the cause of death is still unknown,” Cooper said. “However, I am advised that foul play is not suspected.”
A Sandals spokesperson also confirmed the deaths in a statement to People, calling them a “health emergency.”
“A health emergency was initially reported and, in accordance with our protocols, we immediately alerted emergency healthcare professionals and the appropriate local authorities,” the spokesperson said. “We are actively working to support both the investigation as well as the families of the guests in any way we can during this difficult time.
Royal Bahamas Police officers responded to the popular resort on Friday, where they found the three bodies in two different villas. Inside the first, authorities discovered a “Caucasian male lying on the floor” in the bedroom and unresponsive, according to a police press release. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police then turned their attention to the second villa, where they found “a Caucasian male slumped against the wall in a bathroom” and a “Caucasian female” in a “bedroom”. Both were unresponsive and showing “signs of convulsion,” the statement continued.
“Officers examined the bodies and found no signs of trauma. The local doctor later pronounced both people dead.
The couple had previously complained of not feeling well, authorities said, and sought treatment at the local medical facility.
An investigation into the case is ongoing and authorities hope autopsies of the group will reveal more about the tragedy.