Feds Quietly Dismiss Case After U.S. Citizen’s Death

Federal authorities in the U.S. Department of Justice are not pursuing the death of an American woman who was vacationing with her friends in Mexico, according to The Epoch Times. The FBI reportedly met with the family of the 25-year-old Shanquella Robinson to present the investigation’s findings, however, they stated that they were unable to go through with a prosecution given the autopsy and other materials granted to them by attorneys in North Carolina. 

Robinson was seen being beaten to death in a viral video while vacationing at a resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. As the video made its rounds on social media, people began to question whether she was actually killed by those with whom she was traveling. Now, the Robinson family is looking to Mexico for justice as the DOJ appears uninterested in the case. 

Mexican authorities have issued a warrant for one American woman who was traveling with Robinson, but she has already left the country. Federal prosecutors in Mexico are now trying to get her extradited so that she can face charges. 

A joint statement by attorneys of the victim’s family blamed the inconsistencies in the autopsy on the U.S. for “not considering this case to be a high priority.” The autopsy showed “severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation.” The statement continues to cite Mexican prosecutors and charge one of Robinson’s friends with responsibility for her death.

Attorney Ben Crump sent a letter to the Biden White House and the matter was addressed by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. She noted the tragedy and said that because there is an ongoing FBI investigation, they cannot say anything more. Crump’s letter requests that Biden and the secretary of state extradite the suspect traveling with Robinson to Mexico. 

Given criticism and public scrutiny of the matter, the DOJ issued another statement saying that “experienced federal agents” have reviewed the case and surmised that no federal investigation needs to take place.