Shanquella Robinson’s heartbreaking last messages to family from Mexico trip before murder less than 24 hours later

Shanquella Robinson’s heartbreaking last messages to family from Mexico trip before murder less than 24 hours later

AMERICAN tourist Shanquella Robinson sent heartbreaking messages to her family from Mexico less than 24 hours before her alleged murder, her family’s lawyer has revealed.

Shanquella, the owner of a hair braiding business and online fashion boutique, traveled to Mexico on October 28 but died the next day in a luxury villa in Cabo San Lucas.

Shanquella Robinson died while on vacation in Mexico


Shanquella Robinson died while on vacation in MexicoCredit: Facebook
Shanquella's family hired an attorney, who recently went to Mexico seeking answers in the case


Shanquella’s family hired an attorney, who recently went to Mexico seeking answers in the caseCredit: Facebook
Shanquella was on vacation at a luxury villa in Cabo when she died


Shanquella was on vacation at a luxury villa in Cabo when she diedCredit: Google Maps

The 25-year-old was vacationing with friends when she suffered a head injury and died of a broken neck, according to her autopsy.

Attorney Sue-Ann Robinson, who is representing Shanquella’s family but is not related to them, spoke exclusively with The U.S. Sun days after sending a letter to the White House demanding diplomatic intervention in the case.

Sue-Ann said that Shanquella had spoken to her family just hours before her death.

“She was sending them just pictures, letting them see the villa she was in,” Sue-Ann told The U.S. Sun.

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The lawyer recently traveled to Mexico to check in on the status of the case and advocate for the Robinson family.

No arrests have been made public in the five months since her death.

“From going there, from going to the place, from going to the villa, it is so ironically just such a beautiful, peaceful, tranquil place,” Sue-Ann said of where Shanquella died.

“Driving there, I just was overwhelmed with the emotion just thinking of how excited she must’ve been, how she was looking forward to hanging out with people, and just enjoying the place.

“Then knowing she didn’t get to enjoy it – less than 24 hours – is just extremely sad.”


Sue-Ann traveled to Cabo earlier this year seeking answers in the case.

The lawyer called the trip a “fact finding mission” in the letter to the White House, which was obtained by The U.S. Sun.

“It was a surreal experience in the sense that I’ve been an attorney for almost 17 years. I’m a former prosecutor, criminal defense attorney,” Sue-Anne said.

“I have never had to physically go to another country to investigate on behalf of any family.

“So it was unreal in that regard because the lengths that this family has had to go through while trying to grieve a loved one, but also seek justice on behalf of the loved one at the same time … it’s a very heavy burden.

“I always say that I’m amazed at how they’ve put their shoulder to the plow to really push this forward.”


Sue-Ann shared that the investigation into Shanquella’s death has been completed in Mexico and that an extradition packet was handed to the U.S. government.

However, she and Shanquella’s family continue to plead with U.S. officials for action in the case, which has been deemed femicide – a term used by Mexican police to describe the homicide of a woman on account of her gender.

In the letter sent by Sue-Ann and Ben Crump to the White House on March 13, 2023, the two attorneys revealed more details of Shanquella’s alleged murder.

A report from Dr. Rene Adalberto Galvan Oseguera, an expert forensic doctor of Baja California Sur District Attorney’s Office, revealed that Shanquella’s type or manner of death was “violent.”

The letter also contained supporting documents, including a list of guests who were staying at the villa and interviews conducted with a concierge and administrator at the villa.

The attorneys compared Shanquella’s case to the recent kidnapping of four U.S. tourists in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

They argued that a “swift concurrent response” from both Mexican and U.S. authorities is possible and necessary for Shanquella, the same way it was executed in the Matamoros case.

Sue-Ann told The U.S. Sun that the letter has been delivered to the White House, though it is not clear if a response has been offered.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre addressed Shanquella’s death at a March 16 press briefing, though she said the White House would not comment on actions that may be taken in the case.

“Our hearts go out to Miss Robinson’s family and friends. It is devastating, what occurred. And, certainly, the tragedy is just devastating,” Jean-Pierre said.

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”But because there’s an FBI investigation underway, there’s very little that we can say.”

Crump said that he anticipates having a meeting with White House officials and the head of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee sometime after April 1, The Charlotte Observer reported.