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'Justice For Shanquella Robinson:' Family Of Woman Who Died While Vacationing With Friends Is Looking For Answers
Shanquella Robinson died while vacationing in Cabo. While her friends say she died of alcohol poisoning, the autopsy results say something else.
The hashtag #ShanquellaRobinson is making its rounds on social media as her family and loved-ones search for answers surrounding her death.
Robinson was supposed to be on vacation celebrating a birthday with friends. But within 24 hours of arriving, Shanquella’s mother received a call no parent should have to endure. She was told her daughter died while on the trip.
“They said she wasn’t feeling well. She had alcohol poisoning,” Robinson’s mom, Salamondra Robinson, told WBTW. “They couldn’t get a pulse […] each one of the people that were there with her was telling different stories.”
Robinson’s friends eventually returned to the United States but left the 25-year-old’s body in Mexico. The family paid $6,000 and waited two weeks to receive her body.
And to add insult to injury, the Shanquella Robinson autopsy report from the FBI and Mexican authorities conflicts with her friends’ accounts.
“When the autopsy came back, they said it didn’t have anything to do with the alcohol,” Robinson’s mother said. “[They] said that she had a broken neck and her spine in the back was cracked. She had been beaten.”
Video Circulating Allegedly Showing Altercation Between Shanquella Robinson and Her Friends
Videos are circulating on social media backing authorities’ autopsy report.
We want to warn you the video is graphic.
While Travel Noire has not been able to verify the video’s authenticity, the friends and loved ones of Shanquella Robinson say it shows her getting into a physical altercation with some of the women on the trip.
The video has people, including celebrities calling on law enforcement to charge those responsible for her murder.
For them to beat that girl like that and tell her to fight is just disgusting. Just broke my heart. This is why I put the phone down for days at a time. Tears. #shanquellarobinson
— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) November 16, 2022
Grown as men sitting there watching women fight and recording it. Talking about “at least fight back”.
You should be ashamed of yourself. Every last one of you that was in that room.
All “friends”, ain’t your friends.#ShanquellaRobinson
— Spectacular Smith (@iamspectacular) November 16, 2022
The Young Entrepreneur Remembered
News of Shanquella’s death first emerged on Oct. 30 on social media. Shanquella Robinson ran a successful braid and extensions business in Charlotte.
“I’ve been through many things in my lifetime, but grief has by far been the worst pain I’ve ever felt,” one of her friends stated on Facebook. I don’t let my guard down for many but through thick & thin, I’d give my last to my people. Quella, this really just broke me all the way down all over again. You stuck by my side through so much.”
“Thank you for always being so pure. So genuine,” another friend stated. “You’ll be missed for sure! A motivator. A friend. A businesswoman.”
This story is developing.