A Prince George’s County, Maryland, couple vacationing in the Dominican Republic were found dead in their hotel room at a local resort last week.
The couple, NBC Washington reports, was scheduled to return home to the United States on the day they were found dead. They had been vacationing since May 25.
Holmes’ sister told the news station that she had spoken to him a few days ago and he said he was “having a great time.”
Holmes’ daughter, Dajuan Holmes-Hamilton, just wants to know what happened to the two.
“It should have never happened,” she told NBC Washington.
As the news station notes, back in April, the State Department raised the threat level in the Dominican Republic and warned travelers to the Caribbean nation to be cautious due to the high crime rates.
This is not the first time this year that a trip to the Dominican Republic has ended in tragedy for U.S. tourists.
Back in April, a New York couple was also found dead after missing their return flight home to Mount Vernon.