The three Americans discovered dead at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort on Great Exuma island late last week have been identified by Bahamas police on Monday.
Michael Phillips, 68, Robbie Phillips, 65 of Tennessee, and Vincent Chiarella, 64, of Florida, were confirmed dead. Vincent’s wife, Donnis Chiarella, is claimed to be in stable condition after being transported to a Miami hospital over the weekend.
“If you want the most beautiful long private beach with clear blue water and you like to hear the waves lapping, see sand dunes and hear the seagulls talking — this is it!” read the most recent post, dated Thursday afternoon, on a Facebook page ostensibly belonging to Robbie Phillips. On Friday, the bodies were discovered.
The Sand Lady from Royal Travel is a travel company owned by Michael and Robbie Phillips.
The business says on its website, “Because we are highly trained by Sandals and Beaches and because we have more experience selling these properties than other agents, we have been named a Preferred Agency by Sandals and Beaches resorts.”
It goes on to say that the couple has three children and six grandchildren.
“Robbie has worked in the travel industry for more than 25 years, she has traveled around the world and to each of the Caribbean islands. She loves planning honeymoons and destination weddings.” A biography of her on the website also says.
According to the Nassau Guardian, Paul Rolle, Chief Superintendent of Police at the Royal Bahamas Police Force, stated samples have been taken from all of the victims and would be transferred to a lab in the United States for further analysis.
“It is with deep sadness that we can confirm the passing of three guests at Sandals Emerald Bay on May 6, 2022,” Sandals said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“A health emergency was initially reported and following the protocols we immediately alerted emergency medical professionals and relevant local authorities,” the statement continued. “We are actively working to support both the investigation as well as the guests’ families in every way possible during this difficult time.”