WATCH: American Shanquella Robinson Allegedly Beaten To Death In Mexico.. One Black woman was killed in the first 24 hours of a trip to Cabo, Mexico. Her family now tries to figure out why and how.
They are receiving conflicting reports from the authorities and Shanquella Robinson friends who traveled to Cabo, Mexico, to celebrate one of her birthdays.
“She told me they had a chef. They were getting ready to eat. They were eating tacos or a salad or something, and I said, ‘OK. I love you. Have a good night, and I will talk to you tomorrow.’ I never talked to my child again. She never made it back home,” Salamondra Robinson, mother of the deceased 25-year-old, told Queen City News.
Shanquella Robinson was at a villa in Mexico for a friend’s birthday. 24 hours later, she wound up dead
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From the news:
It started with a frantic call from Robinson’s friends.
“They said she wasn’t feeling well. She had alcohol poisoning,” she said. “They couldn’t get a pulse,” she continued. “Each one of the people that was there with her was telling different stories.”
When the family made calls to the FBI and Mexican authorities, they learned of another potential cause of death.
“When the autopsy came back, they said it didn’t have anything to do with the alcohol,” Salamondra said. “[They] said that she had a broken neck and her spine in the back was cracked. She had been beaten.”
Salamondra says the entire group returned from Mexico, leaving her daughter’s body there. Nearly two weeks and $6,000 later, her body is back home, but answers have been hard to come by.
“I know that’s not going to bring my child back, but I want something done about it,” she said.
Queen City News also reportedly obtained Robinson’s death certificate, which confirms that the cause of death was severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation. As for the claim that Robinson had been “badly beaten,” there’s video footage that reportedly shows her being violently attacked by someone who presumably was part of the group trip, while another can be heard off-camera asking, “Why doesn’t she fight back.”
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Content warning: the video is graphic and disturbing.
According to the U.S. Sun reports, a State Department official helped Robinson’s family obtain Mexican authority reports. This is despite U.S. State Department officials in Mexico maintaining that a Mexican police investigation did not reveal signs of foul play. It seems strange to make such a statement about a woman who mysteriously died of a severe spinal injury for which no one seems to be able to explain.
The family was also recommended a private investigator.