A Texas couple died of a mysterious illness while vacationing in Fiji, according to their family, and now, according to reports, the two are the most recent victims in a series of mysterious vacation deaths.
According to NBC News, the couple, David and Michelle Paul traveled to Fiji from Fort Worth on May 22 after dropping their son off with Michelle’s parents. Shortly after their arrival, Michelle reportedly informed her father of their recent illness, in which the two had been experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, and numbness.
Michelle said they went to a clinic and a hospital, where they were treated and released. While David was given IV for treatment, Michelle was not given anything for her symptoms. Three days later, one day before the couple’s departure date, Michelle died from her illness.
Within a few days later, David died as well. However, it remains unclear exactly how the two died, even after having received medical care.
“We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss. We are closely monitoring local authorities’ investigation into the cause of death,” a spokesperson said. “We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance.”
While further details about the couple’s illness remain unknown, Michelle’s sister-in-law suggested the two may have caught an unknown virus, ”one strong enough to debilitate two healthy, young people,” the publication reports. The incident is under investigation.