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Mexico requests extradition of American woman in death of tourist

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur — Prosecutors in Mexico have requested the extradition of an American woman wanted in relation to the death of another American woman.

The incident took place in October of this year in a rented villa near the resort city of Cabo San Lucas. A viral video shows the two women physically fighting inside the room. That altercation ended with the death of a 25-year-old American tourist, Shanquella “R”.

The person alleged responsible, a friend she was traveling with, has since returned to the United States. Now, Mexican authorities want her returned to Mexico to face charges.

The extradition request was made after Mexican prosecutors filed charges against the American woman who is suspected of killing Shanquella “R”. Prosecutors in the state of Baja California Sur did not name the suspect in the October 29 death of Shanquella “R”.

Charges were filed after her travel companions gave different versions of the events, the first of which was that she was a victim of city crime, however, a video documents the beating of the victim inside a room at San José del Cabo.

Local prosecutor Antonio López Rodríguez said the case was being treated as a possible homicide. An autopsy revealed that Shanquella “R” died of a severe spinal cord or neck injury.

Mexican authorities in Baja California Sur have requested support of the federal government so that the Attorney General’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can help in the extradition process of the suspect. Shanquella “R” was a resident of North Carolina.