Shanquella Robinson’s Funeral To Be Held In North Carolina This Weekend + Mexican Authorities Are Treating Her Death As A Potential Homicide
More details have recently surfaced surrounding the tragic death of Shanquella Robinson.
As previously reported, on Oct. 28, Shanquella Robinson left Charlotte, North Carolina to go on a trip with people she considered to be friends to Cabo, Mexico. However, 24 hours later, she was dead. According to Shanquella’s mother, Salamondra Robinson, she was initially informed her daughter suffered from alcohol poisoning during the Mexico trip.
It didn’t take long for Shanquella’s mom to realize she’d been lied to. Video footage has since surfaced online that appears to show Shanquella being brutally beaten by another woman speculated to be her friend. Allegedly, in the shocking video, one of the witnesses of the harsh attack can be heard saying,
“Quella can you at least fight back, do something.”
In addition, reports claim Salamondra obtained an autopsy that stated her daughter had a broken neck.
Salamondra told WBTV she is relieved to hear an investigation was launched. She said,
“It feels good. My stomach doesn’t feel so empty. Feels like we getting somewhere.”
Salamondra also thanked the countless people who have reached out to her family during this time.
“I thank them, I thank them. You know, I really do. I really appreciate it.”
In a separate interview Bernard Robinson, Shanquella’s father, said,
“It’s like a nightmare. I can’t even sleep. I just want some truth because this doesn’t add up right.”
A wake to honor Shanquella’s life will take place on Saturday, November 19, from 11 AM until noon, followed by the funeral at Macedonia Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Reports indicate it is open to the public.
Earlier this week both the FBI and the U.S. Department of State released statements saying they are “aware” of the situation.
The U.S. Department of State said:
“We are aware of these reports. Protecting the welfare of U.S. citizens overseas is among our top priorities. Out of respect for the privacy of those involved, we have no further comment at this time.”
Reportedly, the FBI told WBTV they “are aware” of the recently emerged video and encourage “anyone with related photos or video to contact the FBI.”
The story is still developing. Check back for updates.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shanquella Robinson’s family.