Who Are Kaylynn Knull And Tom Schwander? New Details On The Colorado Couple Who Got Violently Ill At Same Dominican Republic Resort

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Who Are Kaylynn Knull And Tom Schwander? New Details On The Colorado Couple Who Got Violently Ill At Same Dominican Republic Resort Instagram

Five Americans have died while vacationing at all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. Another American was brutally beaten and left for dead. Now, another couple has come out to talk about how they got violently ill while on their vacation on the Caribbean island. Kaylynn Knull and her boyfriend Tom Schwander were guests at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana resort in June 2018. With all the news coming out about the deaths, beatings and illnesses, the couple decided it was time to tell their story in case it can help solve the mystery of what in the world is happening to Americans in the Dominican Republic. Who are Kaylynn Knull and Tom Schwander?


1. They said no to the time share

Kaylynn Knull and Tom Schwander took the time share tour while they were vacationing at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana. They returned to their room and noticed that it smelled like "somebody had dumped paint everywhere." Kaylynn aid that her eyes would not stop watering and they were drooling excessively. They asked to switch rooms.



A post shared by Kaylynn Knull (@coloradokaylynn) on Jun 5, 2019 at 8:32am PDT

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2. It got worse

Knull said she had such severe stomach cramps that "it felt like a chainsaw going through my gut." The couple woke up that night in their new room around 4am drenched in sweat and terrified. They booked a flight home before the sun came up.



A post shared by Kaylynn Knull (@coloradokaylynn) on Oct 26, 2018 at 11:56am PDT

3. They were poisoned

When they got back to Colorado, they went to the doctor and they were both diagnosed with organophosphate poisoning. Organophospates are chemicals found in insecticide. The couple filed a lawsuit against the resort after it refused to tell them what chemicals are used on the greenery at the resort and also refused to refund the cost of their trip. They are seeking $1 million in damages. 



A post shared by Kaylynn Knull (@coloradokaylynn) on Sep 22, 2018 at 7:23am PDT

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4. Why they came forward

Knull told a local news station that the truth needs to be told. She said: "This sounds way too similar at the same resort." Miranda Shaup-Wener, a 41-year-old psychotherapist from Pennsylvania collapsed and died at the same resort on May 25th. Her cause of death was respiratory failure. Cynthia Day, 49, and Nathaniel Holmes, 63, checked into the same resort on the same day as Shaup-Werner. They were found dead in their room five days later with the exact same cause of death.

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.