It’s been 10 weeks since 25-year-old Charlotte braider Shanquella Robinson died on a visit to Cabo San Lucas Mexico, and on what would have been her twenty sixth birthday, her household remains to be asking for solutions. Robinson’s family and friends gathered at her grave Sunday to launch balloons and have a good time the late girl’s life and reminiscence.
“She’s smiling down on us,” her mom Salamondra Robinson instructed the Charlotte Observer. “Now we have good days and unhealthy days, however we’re out right here to have a good time.”
However whereas her family members bear in mind Robinson and her birthdays previous, Robinson’s relations and members of the Charlotte group are nonetheless ready for updates in her case, in accordance with Mario Black, an organizer with the Million Youth March of Charlotte & Salisbury.
“Our hope is justice,” Black instructed WFAE. “And that is a method of preserving it going, preserving it alive, to allow them to know that we haven’t forgotten. We’re not going to let up till justice is served.”
On Oct. 29, Robinson was allegedly discovered unresponsive throughout a keep at Villa Linda 32 in Cabo. Somebody from the group known as for assist, and a concierge alerted a physician, who gave Shanquella CPR however couldn’t revive her. Lower than quarter-hour later, at 3 p.m., she was declared useless, in accordance with Queen Metropolis Information. However in accordance with Salamondra, Robinson’s mates returned from Mexico with out her and every had conflicting recollections of how Robinson died.
“They stated she wasn’t feeling nicely. She had alcohol poisoning,” Salamondra stated. “They couldn’t get a pulse. Every one of many those who had been there along with her was telling completely different tales.”
In an assertion, the U.S. State Division initially stated there was no clear proof to counsel Robinson was murdered, in accordance with Queen Metropolis Information. However when Salamondra obtained a replica of Robinson’s loss of life certificates, it listed the reason for loss of life as extreme spinal cord injury and atlas luxation — not alcohol poisoning.
Not one of the mates linked to the Cabo journey have responded to Rolling Stone‘s a number of requests for remark. Some had been unable to be reached for remark and others have since deactivated social media accounts and electronic mail addresses.
On-line curiosity within the case skyrocketed, as footage leaked in social media of a battle between two ladies, one among whom was recognized by her household as Robinson. Within the video, a unadorned girl might be seen being punched and hit — whereas at the very least two individuals might be heard out of body encouraging “Quella” to battle again. The girl seems disoriented and is thrown closely to the ground with none obvious assist from onlookers. A number of mates who Queen Metropolis Information confirmed had been on the Cabo journey have since eliminated or privated their social media accounts.
The case is being handled as a murder by Mexican authorities. In line with the Related Press, costs have been filed in opposition to an unnamed feminine suspect within the case and Mexican authorities had been looking for the extradition of the suspect as of November 25. However no arrests have been publicized and Robinson’s household says they haven’t heard any updates from U.S. officers.
The FBI Charlotte area workplace couldn’t be reached for remark by Rolling Stone.
“Now we have to attempt to stand sturdy for her,” Salamondra stated Sunday. “She would need us to be sturdy and carry on going. We’re ready to see and I do know it’ll occur. In God’s time, it’ll occur. That’s all I’m ready on.”