Shanquella Robinson with pals before mysterious death at Mexico resort
A new video has emerged of a North Carolina woman shortly before her mysterious death at a Mexican resort — as she playfully jokes with friends.
Shanquella Robinson, 25, sounds upbeat in the clip, which she reportedly shot at the luxury Fundadores Beach Club in San José del Cabo, according to RadarOnline.
Video Shows Charlotte Woman US Tourist Shanquella Robinson With Friends Shortly Before Dying In Mexico Resort
“It won’t take that long to get naked. Where y’all at?” Robinson yells lightheartedly as she walks into a room at CaboVillas.com’s Villa Linda 32 where the group discusses what bathing outfits to wear.
The short clip was posted on The Neighborhood Talk account on Instagram, where users shared their thoughts about the woman’s demise.
“WOWWWWW this is sad. You can tell they had a problem with her. And probably didn’t say anything cuz she walked in recording,” one person wrote.
“This story breaks my heart, man. Imagine going on vacation just trying to enjoy your life and walking right into a death sentence. I hope they all get life… In Mexico,” another said.
“Their energy was so cold when she went into the room. She had no idea what was coming,” a third user wrote.
At first, her friends said she died from alcohol poisoning, but a homicide probe was launched after an autopsy found she suffered “severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation,” instability of the first two neck vertebrae.
A horrifying video also went viral showing her being beaten in a hotel room.
Shanquella’s father reaction
On Saturday, Shanquella’s father, Bernard Robinson, told that he believed the attack was a setup because his daughter was not one to get involved in fights.
“They attacked her, man. This ain’t like some … my daughter was asleep, man. For all them to be in that room and then, you know, they come in there like no she woke up or whatever, the way it seems like they attacked her, man,” the grief-stricken dad told the outlet.
“And she naked, man. You know, for a father … to see that video, man, you know, ’cause my daughter’s not a fighter, man, she’s not a fighter, not at all,” he added.
The State Attorney General’s Office of Baja California Sur last week said that “an investigation was initiated for femicide,” a hate crime in which women are killed due to their gender.
On Saturday, funeral services were held for Shanquella at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, WBTV reported.
“We came to ensure there are enough people putting pressure on the entire system to do what is necessary to get justice for this woman,” said activist Tamika Mallory.
“Losing a loved one in the heinous way which has happened to Shanquella, there will probably never be peace for them,” she said.
“But there cannot just be an open situation. It has to be closed with truth and it has to be that there is accountability for those that are responsible for her death,” Mallory added.
The FBI told WBTV on Friday that it has “opened an investigation in the death of Charlotte resident Shanquella Robinson in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on or about October 29, 2022.