A Maryland couple has been found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic.
The bodies of Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia 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 reports. The couple were scheduled to return to the U.S. that day.
A spokesman for the Dominican Republic National Police, Frank Felix Duran Mejia, said there was no evidence of violence in the room.
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.
A Dominican newspaper said that a hotel employee mentioned that Holmes contacted the front desk about feeling ill, but that the couple refused treatment.