The FBI has launched an investigationof a U.S. woman in Mexico who was seen being assaulted in a mobile phone video which went viral.
The FBI confirmed in a press release to CBS News Tuesday that it has “opened an investigation” into the death of Shanquella Robinson of Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to the FBI assertion, the death occurred “on or about” Oct. 29 in Cabo San Lucas. Mexican authorities final week stated the death occurred in San Jose del Cabo, which is positioned about 20 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas. Both are positioned in the state of Baja California Sur.
In a Nov. 17 assertion, Mexican prosecutors stated they had been investigating the death of a woman, who they recognized solely as a foreigner, at a resort growth in San Jose del Cabo. At the time, nonetheless, a Mexican state official who was not approved to be quoted by title confirmed the sufferer was Robinson. The official confirmed that the group she had been touring with had since left Mexico.
A video apparently taped at a luxurious villa in San Jose del Cabo exhibits one woman, apparently an American, beating one other woman.
The video has been reposted many instances on social media websites. In it, a person with an American accent may be heard saying “Can you at least fight back?” The man didn’t seem to intervene in the beating.
Mexican prosecutors stated police discovered Robinson useless on the villa on Oct. 29.
Shanquella’s mom, Salamondra Robinson, advised CBS News in an interview final week that investigators in Mexico had been wanting into her daughter’s death as a homicide.
“I was glad to hear that,” she stated.
Salamondra stated she was initially advised by Shanquella’s buddies that she had gotten sick with alcohol poisoning. But afterward, she discovered there was a struggle, and an post-mortem discovered she had accidents to her spinal twine and neck.
The post-mortem confirmed that “her death had nothing to do with alcohol,” Salamondra stated.
Mexican officers stated they may not affirm the trigger of death as a result of it was half of an ongoing investigation.
When Salamondra noticed the video, she stated she knew it was her daughter. It raised questions on why no person intervened in the purported beating, or why individuals she was touring with would have overwhelmed her.
“She was not fighting nobody back. She didn’t even have a chance,” Salamondra stated. “No one tried to stop it.”
The group Shanquella was touring with had been individuals she went to school with, Salamondra stated.
“One of the guys supposedly was her best friend,” she stated. “And he had went on family trips with us, you know? And he had been to the family house.”
Salamondra stated she hadn’t seen him since she acquired the post-mortem outcomes. She stated she hopes she will be able to get extra solutions about what occurred to her daughter, whom she described as having “a heart of gold.”
“She loved everybody. She didn’t mistreat nobody. Never. No one could possibly ever say anything bad about her because she was a good person,” Salamondra stated.