Shanquella Robinson Bio – Shanquella Robinson Wiki
Shanquella Robinson, a Charlotte hair braider who died on a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is now being treated as a potential homicide by Mexican authorities, according to a report from the Daily Beast. Earlier today, a spokesperson from Cabovillas.com confirmed to Rolling Stone that Robinson’s death was under investigation as an “isolated criminal matter.”
Shanquella Robinson was 25 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they had opened an investigation into the death of a U.S. woman seen being beaten in a video that has gone viral. Prosecutors in Baja California Sur said in a statement that they are investigating the death of a woman they identified only as a foreigner at a resort development in San Jose del Cabo.
A state official who was not authorized to be quoted by name confirmed the victim was Shanquella Robinson. The official confirmed that the group she had been traveling with had since left Mexico.
A videotaped at a luxury villa in San Jose del Cabo shows one woman, apparently an American, beating another woman.
The video has been reposted many times on social media sites. In it, a man with an American accent can be heard saying, “Can you at least fight back?” The man did not appear to intervene in the beating.
Prosecutors said police found Robinson dead at the villa on Oct. 29.
The Charlotte, North Carolina station Queen City News published a report saying Robinson died of a severe spinal cord injury.
After Mexican prosecutors announced they had opened an investigation, Shanquella’s mother, Salamondra Robinson, told CBS affiliate WBTV on Thursday the news “feels good.”
“My stomach doesn’t feel so empty. Feels like we getting somewhere,” she said.
WBTV reported the parents of Robinson were initially told that she had gotten sick with alcohol poisoning while on a trip with friends in Cabo on Oct. 28.
Mexican officials said they could not confirm the cause of death because it was part of an ongoing investigation.
The video raised questions about why nobody intervened in the purported beating or why people she was traveling with would have beaten her.
In another case in a different part of Baja California Sur, prosecutors said they had arrested three men and one woman in the Oct. 25 disappearance of another American, identified as Rodney Davis, 73.
Davis was last seen near El Juncalito beach in the township of Loreto, well to the north of San Jose del Cabo.
The three suspects face kidnapping charges. Davis’s body was found two days later on a nearby highway.