Mexican authorities have issued an arrest warrant for an unidentified suspect in the death of American woman Shanquella Robinson.
The warrant was issued Wednesday by Mexican police and the FBI is conducting a parallel investigation. The suspect has not been identified.
“This case is fully clarified, we even have a court order, there is an arrest warrant issued for the crime of femicide to the detriment of the victim and against an alleged perpetrator, a friend of hers who is the direct aggressor,” Baja said. Southern California prosecutor Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, according to ABC News.
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And he added: “Actually it was not a fight, but a direct aggression. We are doing all the pertinent procedures such as the Interpol alert and the extradition request to the United States of America”.
Robinson, 25, was found dead in the city of San José del Cabo on October 29 after traveling to the tourist area with six friends the day before. Mexican authorities say his cause of death was a serious spinal cord injury. A murder investigation was opened. WBTV reported.
Robinson’s friends initially told Robinson’s family that he had come down with alcohol poisoning during a trip with friends at the Fundadores Beach Club.
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WBTV reported that the death certificate painted a different picture and described the cause of death as a result of a “severe spinal cord injury and dislocated atlas” along with instability of the first two neck vertebrae.
A video circulating on social media appears to show a woman attacking Robinson. WSOC-TV reported that Robinson’s mother identified the people in the video as friends of her daughter’s.
“Quella, can you at least counterattack?” A man can be heard saying in the background while another woman punches a naked Robinson.
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Mexican authorities now speculate that Robinson received professional medical attention before authorities discovered her and pronounced her dead.
The medical professional reportedly told Robinson’s friends that the 25-year-old was dehydrated and needed to be taken to the hospital, according to Mexican authorities.
It is still unclear how alcohol and bodily injury contributed to Robinson’s death, as alcohol was reportedly not mentioned on the death certificate.
The certificate adds that the approximate time between injury and death was 15 minutes, and a box asking if the death was “accidental or violent” is marked “Yes.” WSOC-TV reported.
Fox News’ Andrew Mark Miller contributed to this report.