By Steve Neavling
The FBI is analyzing samples from at least one minibar at the popular Bahia Principe resort and hotel in the Dominican Republican after nine Americans have died in the country in the past year.
The FBI is helping Dominican authorities, who routinely test samples taken from minibars when someone dies in a hotel room, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Health told CNN.  The samples are tested for bacteria.
Authorities are trying to determine whether the victims consumed alcohol from the resort before they died and if any of the alcohol contained chemicals or other harmful additives.
Agents have been collecting blood samples from people who have died under mysterious circumstances. Those samples will be compared to minibar samples. The results could take up to a month.
Three of the nine victims were found dead in their rooms at the resort.