New evidence about Shanquella Robinson, the woman who died while vacation in Mexico, shows that the 25-year-old was alive when first respondents reached her, The Daily Beast reports. That information is contrary to what has been reported about the incident.
Robinson died on Oct. 29 in Cabo. She arrived at the vacation destination with a few friends just a day before her death. It was initially reported that Robinson’s death certificate stated that she died within 15 minutes of being injured. However, a recent police report says that a local doctor was with her in a house for almost three hours before she passed away, The Charlotte Observer reports.
Authorities have seemed to dismissed determining what actually happened to the 25-year-old. Robinson’s friends told her family that she died of alcohol poisoning, which she did not believe. She noted that Robinson’s body had significant physical injuries and a recently-released video showed Robinson being violently attacked by another woman.
According to The Daily Beast, Mexican officials concluded that Robinson died from injuries to her back and neck. The police report also noted that she suffered cardiac arrest before her passing.
Amid this questionable evidence, United States State Department released a statement claiming there was “no clear evidence of foul play” in Robinson’s death, The Charlotte Observer reports. And after social media caught wind of what was going on with Robinson’s case, a mass outcry for justice was quickly catalyzed.
That outcry finally inspired the FBI to get involved. They’re working with local authorities to figure out what really happened to Robinson. Now, Mexican authorities are investigating Robinson’s death as a potential femicide, the State Attorney General’s Office of Baja California Sur announced last week.
Meanwhile, Robinson’s family is trying to heal from their loss. They created a Go Fund Me page to help continue to investigate what happened to the 25-year-old.
“We face a tremendous unexpected financial burden and a great deal of pain as we prepare to lay my sister to rest. Any support you can contribute to our legal fees and other critical expenses is greatly appreciated,” Robinson’s sister, Quilla Long, said in a statement to the page.
The page has raised $363,857 so far, including a $65,000 donation from Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving.
Robinson was laid to rest this past weekend, with attendees wearing pink in her honor.