DETROIT, Mich, Nov. 30, 2022 —As reported by CNN, “Shanquella Robinson arrived in the picturesque Mexican town of San José del Cabo on October 28 with six of her friends. One day later, the 25-year-old student at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina died while staying in a luxury rental property in Baja California Sur. Now, nearly one month after the death, the FBI is investigating, and Mexican prosecutors are seeking to extradite one of Robinson’s friends as a suspect in the case.”

In response, State Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“I am calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to find and charge those responsible for the murder of Shanquella Robinson. Tens of thousands of black women and girls go missing every year but rarely do their cases get the attention that white women and girls get. In the case of Shanquilla, she was with so-called friends and there is no mystery of who was in Mexico with her.  So, I am requesting immediate action to this case ensuring that all those who took part in the death of Shanquilla be held responsible.”