Shanquella Robinson‘s grieving mother Salamondra blasted the FBI over their lack of progress in her daughter’s murder case and the lack of information she’s been provided with as days turn into weeks following the 25-year-old’s death at a Mexican resort.
Meanwhile, the family has been anxiously awaiting justice to be served.
Family Anxiously Awaits Justice As FBI Appears To Be Malingering In Shanquella Robinson Investigation
“I’m just trying to wait for somebody to be arrested. The FBI is not telling anything,” Shanquella Robinson’s mother, Salamondra Robinson, told the UK’s Independent on Thursday, over a month after her daughter died at the luxury Fundadores Beach Club in San José del Cabo.
Although The Shade Room reported that Mexican prosecutors issued an arrest warrant last week for a suspect in Robinson’s death, which was determined to be from a “direct attack” as damning video shows, no arrests have been made as of Friday.
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Reports of the arrest of Daejhanae Jackson, a friend of Robinson’s who attended the Cabo San Lucas trip with her, have emerged in recent days but have since been proven to be false. However, Mexican officials have not released the suspect’s name as of yet.
Arrest Warrant Issued, However No Arrests As Of Yet Despite False Reports Otherwise
The FBI told The Independent that an investigation into her death is ongoing, but refused to confirm whether any arrests or extraditions have been made.
Robinson died on October 29 and was initially thought to have passed away from alcohol poisoning, but a death certificate later revealed she suffered a “severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation,” or an instability in the neck vertebrae.
Salamondra told the outlet that the group of friends that accompanied Shanquella on the trip at first told her family that she had suffered from “alcohol poisoning.”
However, a video has since gone viral showing Shanquella being viciously assaulted and beaten inside the luxury rental villa by one of the female friends she had traveled with, as previously reported by The Shade Room.
Mexican authorities have since described the death as a femicide – the term used in the killing of a woman based on her gender.
Friends “Looked Me In The Face” And Lied About Shanquella’s Death, Her Mother Says
Deputy Attorney General Antonio López Rodríguez also revealed that investigators believe Shanquella died from injuries inflicted by one of her friends on the trip, according to The Washington Post.
Salamondra went on to say that some of the friends from the trip have since visited the family, and looked into her face while lying about the cause of her daughter’s death.
“These people looked me in the face and told me there was no fight in Cabo,” she told the paper.
Some of those friends even returned to Shanquella’s family’s home again after the autopsy report was released.
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“What did you all do to my child?” Salamondra said she asked the friends, one of whom she said broke into a sweat before quickly leaving.
“They’re on the run,” the grieving mother told The Washington Post.
Shanquella Robinson’s Father Similarly Expresses Frustration With Lack Of Progress In Investigation
Meanwhile, Shanquella’s father, Bernard Robinson, also spoke to outlet about his frustration with the lack of progress with the investigation.
“There’s a whole lot of unanswered questions in my mind about her death,” he told the paper tearfully.
“I just want justice for my daughter,” he said, adding that he has “been a wreck” since receiving news about her death.
Bernard added that he learned of the disturbing assault video while he was looking for a gravesite to bury his daughter.
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“It broke me to the heart,” he said about video clip.
Shanquella ran two businesses, Exquisite Babies, where she braided kids’ hair, and the Exquisite Boutique, where she sold clothes.
The FBI confirmed to The Washington Post that it has been involved in the investigation since the beginning.
“We can’t give a timeline for ongoing cases, but this case is complicated because there are officials from another country involved,” spokesperson Shelley Lynch said.
The State Department too said it is monitoring the probe, which they do whenever an American citizen dies abroad. However, local Mexican authorities are responsible for determining the cause of death.
Despite her frustrations with the FBI’s investigation, Shanquella’s mother has credited Black Twitter for helping to keep her daughter’s case from going cold, The Shade Room previously reported.