As the FBI investigation continues, more details about Shanquella Robinson’s death are coming out.
What is odd, is that there is a notable difference between what’s on the police report and what is on her death certificate.
The death certificate says she died within 15 minutes of her injuries however the Charlotte Observer, said a police report excerpt shows a doctor from a local hospital was with Robinson and others in the house for close to three hours before she was pronounced dead.
The Charlotte Observer obtained excerpts from a police report earlier this week that had not yet been publicly released.
The information was provided to the Observer by Gerardo Zuñiga, an investigative reporter who works in Los Cabos for MetropoliMx, and details were first reported by MetropoliMx on Monday.
Robinson is a Charlotte native who traveled to Cabo on Oct. 28. She died a day later.
Notably, the police information reported by and provided from MetropliMx does not mention obvious signs of Robinson’s physical injuries, which family members have said existed on her body prior to her burial. Grave injuries to her back and neck were determined to be the cause of death after an autopsy by officials in Mexico.
The police report says she also suffered cardiac arrest.
Since her death, the FBI and Mexican police authorities have launched investigations into how she died. The lack of conclusive evidence and conflicting explanations has led to her story going viral, invoking global outcry with countless people closely following Robinson’s death.
The hashtag #JusticeForShanquella has been trending on Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok.
The Charlotte Observer has been unable to reach those who were with her on the trip.
No arrests were reported as of late Monday. Robinson’s family became suspicious of her friends’ claims that she died of alcohol poisoning when a Mexican autopsy report showed that her cause of death was “severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation.” Atlas Luxation is a form of neck injury.
SHANQUELLA ROBINSON POLICE REPORT
The information from the police report shows that at 2:13 p.m. on Oct. 29, medical help was summoned to Villa Linda 32, a property run by company Cabo Villas, located in San José del Cabo. Around an hour later, Dr. Karolina Beatriz Ornelas Gutiérrez, of the American Medical Center, a local hospital, arrived to treat Robinson, according to report excerpts.
House calls to vacation rentals for routine non-emergency medical services are common in tourist hubs in Mexico. The Observer confirmed with American Medical Center on Monday that Gutiérrez is employed there.
The hospital did not respond to requests for the medical and autopsy reports. It is unclear in the police report excerpt who called for medical help, but the reporting person is listed as Wenter Donovan, of Greensboro.
Donovan is one of six people identified by family, friends and media sources as a person Robinson was traveling with. Donovan could not be reached to comment and her phone number listed on the police report excerpt had been disconnected.
The police report excerpt is in Spanish. According to a Charlotte Observer staff translation of the document, Dr. Gutiérrez says she was told Robinson had “drunk a lot of alcohol” and the medical call was for Robinson to “be given an IV.”
The police record indicates Gutiérrez found “a female” — understood in the report to be Robinson — with stable vital signs but dehydrated, unable to communicate verbally and appearing to be inebriated.
The doctor reported that she believed Robinson needed to be transferred to a hospital but her friends insisted that she be treated in the villa. Dr. Gutiérrez attempted an IV but was unsuccessful, according to the report excerpt. It’s unclear what medication was in the IV.
The information from police says the doctor was there for close to an hour when Robinson began having a seizure. The convulsions from the seizure lasted less than a minute, according to the report. “At this point the patient’s friend, named Wenter Donovan, called 911 to request an ambulance,” according to the Observer’s Spanish to English translation of the report.
This was around 4:20 p.m. “In the meantime, the patient presented with difficulty breathing and a lowered pulse, and they gave her rescue breaths.” The doctor, along with a friend, began administering CPR at 4:49 p.m. when Gutierrez detected Robinson had stopped having a pulse.
Police arrived and talked with the doctor who was treating Robinson at 5:25 p.m. It’s not clear from the information in the police report exactly what time an ambulance arrived from the 911 call.
The report information indicates paramedics “administered a total of 14 rounds of CPR, five doses of adrenaline and six discharges (AED shocks) without success.” Unable to revive Robinson, Gutierrez “declared her dead at 5:57 p.m.,” according to the report excerpt.
The police report information lists “deceased person (cardiopulmonary arrest)“ as the reason police were called.