Shanquella Robinson Investigation Is Ongoing, Says Mexican Prosecutor

The Charlotte woman died nearly three months ago while on vacation with friends, one of whom was seen in a video allegedly attacking her.

Nearly three months after Shanquella Robinson’s death in Mexico, a prosecutor in San Jose del Cabo is confirming the investigation is still underway.

According to WSOC, Baja California Sur Attorney General Daniel de la Rosa Anaya said at Jan. 13 press conference, “There is no impunity in this case. Everything is under investigation.”

He also revealed they are working with authorities in the U.S. and added, “It is important to obtain the court order with regard to whoever is responsible for this, but also if there were any accomplices.” While his office has requested extradition for a suspect, their name has not been made public.

Robinson, 25, who had traveled to Mexico with six friends from college – four women and two men – was discovered unconscious on Oct. 29 in a rented tourist property in San Jose del Cabo, in Baja California Sur, more than 1,000 miles south of San Diego. Her family said her friends told them she had died of alcohol poisoning. However, a video went viral on social media of someone in the traveling party attacking her in a bedroom while she was naked. A man who appeared to be filming the assault is heard questioning Shanquella, saying, “Quella, can you at least fight back?” The time and date of the filming have not been verified.

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A representative for Villa Linda 32, the property where the group stayed, told WJZY that the concierge contacted a doctor who attempted to revive Shanquella, but to no avail. She was declared dead at 3 p.m. local time. It took a month before reports surfaced that Robinson was likely a homicide victim and did not succumb to alcohol poisoning, as her travel companions allegedly told the family.

Jan. 9 would have been Robinson’s 26th birthday.

Meanwhile, her family continues to seek answers and wait to see if justice will be served. “She had her whole life ahead of her, she didn’t deserve this," her father Bernard Robinson told Charlotte station WCNC in November. “I’m not going to let her die in vain.”

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