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Suspect accused in Shanquella Robinson's death named in letter sent to White House

A letter from attorneys Ben Crump and Sue-Ann Robinson claimed a 26-year-old North Carolina woman is wanted by Mexican authorities.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Attorneys representing the family of Shanquella Robinson have identified the woman they say is wanted by Mexican authorities for her killing while on vacation in 2022.

Attorneys Ben Crump and Sue-Ann Robinson shared a letter sent to the White House on March 13 that names a 26-year-old woman as the suspect wanted in Mexico. The letter includes findings from a trip Sue-Ann Robinson took to Mexico recently, detailed in an 18-page packet that includes an autopsy and unreleased documents from prosecutors and police.

"In our letter to President Biden and Secretary Blinken, we clearly stated that one of two things needs to happen: either the U.S. extradites Shanquella's killer to Mexico or the U.S. takes jurisdiction of the case and her killer is prosecuted her," Crump said. "Inaction is not acceptable in this case. Shanquella's family deserves swift justice for her death."

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Shanquella Robinson's death while on vacation with six other people in Cabo San Lucas has sparked demands for justice and caught international attention. In January 2023, prosecutors in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur confirmed they were seeking a suspect to face femicide charges, going as far as to issue a "red notice" with Interpol to help law enforcement globally be on the lookout for a suspect.

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Loved ones have demanded authorities in both the United States and Mexico take action to bring justice in Robinson's case, including a letter-writing campaign that saw about 100 letters sent to Mexican officials in February 2023.

The United States Department of Justice declined to comment when reached. When reached via email, prosecutors for the Attorney General of the State of Baja California Sur (PGJE) said it could not share information such as the names of people with pending arrest warrants due to prohibitions under Mexican law.

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