Rashad Walker, Karol Suarez, Melissa Alonso, CNN
(CNN) — Mexican prosecutors obtained arrest warrant for North Carolina female friend found in corpse While on vacation in Cabo San Lucas last month, he called the death the result of a “direct attack” on Thursday.
Shankera Robinson, 25, was found dead in her vacation rental while traveling with a college friend at Winston-Salem State University, her father Bernard Robinson said. rice field.
Robinson arrived in Mexico on Oct. 28 along with six friends, according to a statement Thursday by the Mexican prosecutor, who is working with Mexico’s attorney general and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on extradition proceedings.
Prosecutors said evidence showed the cause of death was “a direct attack rather than an accident” and involved one of the victim’s female friends.
Mexican authorities have not released the suspect’s name but have confirmed that she is a US citizen believed to be in the United States. No one has been charged in the incident, and authorities have not released the names of Robinson’s friends.
CNN has reached out to the US State Department, the FBI and the US Department of Justice for comment.
Extradition proceedings were underway for Daniel de la Rosa, Attorney General of Baja California Sur, Mexico. told local media on Wednesday.
De la Rosa said Wednesday that “arrest warrants have already been issued against femicide charges against victims and against her friends who are allegedly responsible for these acts.” .
De la Rosa said the cause of death was not a “fight” but a “direct attack by this person”.
“We have already carried out all the relevant formalities, both on the Interpol file and on the extradition request,” he said.
Robinson last spoke to her mother, Salamandra, on the phone on the morning of Oct. 28, her father told CNN last week. Shankera Robinson was found dead in her vacation rental the next day, officials in the United States and Mexico said.
The cause of death was “severe spinal cord injury and atlas dislocation,” which was due to instability or excessive movement of the uppermost vertebrae in the neck, according to a copy of her death certificate obtained by. CNN affiliate WBTVShe was found unconscious in the living room of her rental home on October 29, according to documents.
The death certificate classified Robinson’s death as “accidental or violent” and noted that the approximate time from injury to death was 15 minutes.
A video posted online appears to show a physical altercation between Robinson and another person in the room. It’s not clear when the video was filmed, or if it depicts the moment she was fatally injured.
The video showed Robinson being thrown to the floor and hit in the head, Bernard Robinson confirmed to CNN.
It is unknown what led to the altercation, or how many people were in the room at the time.
The FBI Charlotte Field Office confirmed Friday that it has opened an investigation into Shankera Robinson’s death.
Her family was waiting for more information from her friends and Mexican authorities, her father said a week ago.
“You took the only jewel from me,” he told CNN over the phone. “You left a huge hole in my heart. All I can do is fight for her.” I can’t let you die in vain.”
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