WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A Delaware mom, who expected her most recent vacation to be fun-filled, was brutally attacked and left to die in the basement of a Dominican Republic resort.
- Tammy Lawrence-Daley, 51, shared the horrific January incident in a lengthy post on her Facebook account on Wednesday.
- Lawrence-Daley claimed she was beaten and strangled by a man wearing the resort’s uniform and also possibly sexually assaulted due to “damage down there.”
A Delaware woman’s vacation with her husband and best friends became a nightmare when she was beaten unconscious and left for dead at the resort they were staying in January.
Tammy Lawrence-Daley, 51, of Wilmington shared the details of the horrific incident on a Facebook on Wednesday.
On the second night of their Dominican Republic trip at the all-inclusive Majestic Elegance resort in Punta Cana, Lawrence-Daley “opted to go to the lounge in the next building” to dine because the kitchen in their building was no longer serving food for the night.
She told her husband she was going “for a snack,” adding that she’d “be back in 5 minutes.”
Lawrence-Daley recalled she wanted to get some pictures of the moon on the water, but unfortunately, she “never made it to the beach.”
She remembered walking through the rotunda between the buildings, when suddenly, a man in a uniform with the resort logo, attacked her from behind.
“His arms wrapped around me and he started pulling me immediately into an unlocked maintenance room,” Lawrence-Daley wrote.
“The next 8 hours brought me pain and fear. I was strangled multiple times to unconsciousness. My lifeless body was drug down concrete stairs to an underground wastewater area. I was kicked in the head, I was beaten with a club. And then strangled again for the kill.”
The attacker “disposed of” her body into an area she referred to as the ‘hole.’
“I was unconscious multiple times during this savage attack, so I have no idea what else was done to me during that time. Somehow I survived,” Lawrence-Daley continued.
She remembered spending five days at a local medical clinic, where she underwent surgery after she was found.
“I am still dealing with several issues, including nerve damage, as well as, all of the medical expenses since being home,” Lawrence-Daley added in the post.
The Majestic Elegance resort “claims no responsibility for the attack” since Lawrence-Daley couldn’t identify her attacker.
She said that police found evidence “of the blood smeared mop handle and a maintenance hat in the area I was found, but this means nothing in these countries.”
“This man thought he killed me, but he failed. He is still out there, a predator, waiting for his next victim. Only the next woman may not be so fortunate,” Lawrence-Daley wrote, warning others “please, please do not walk alone.”
The US State Department spokesman Noel Clay told The Post Thursday that the agency is “aware of the assault” and “we continue to follow her case very closely.”
Clay added that the US government “continues to engage with local authorities on this case.”