The household of Sativa Transue, a 26-year-old American girl from Spokane, Washington who was discovered lifeless in her Cancun resort room whereas on trip along with her boyfriend, mentioned she regarded like she had been “beaten to a bloody pulp” when Mexican authorities found her physique on Saturday.
“I received a call from the Mexican consulate letting me know my daughter has passed away and that she’s been found dead,” Jayme Bolieu, Sativa’s mom, informed The Day by day Beast in an interview. “How could my beautiful healthy daughter be gone? In another country? It took my breath away. A part of me died. She was my baby. I had her at 16. We grew up together. She was my life, my reason for living, my best friend.”
Sativa’s mom and sister are nonetheless attempting to make sense of what occurred that Friday evening and Saturday morning. They informed The Day by day Beast that Sativa had been texting them all through the journey: “She was enjoying the sunshine and her trip was going okay, but not the best, because they [Sativa and her boyfriend] were fighting,” Mykayla, her 21-year-old sister, informed The Day by day Beast. On Saturday morning, Jayme had woken as much as frantic texts from her daughter’s buddies saying they have been anxious about Sativa after exchanging messages along with her the evening earlier than.
“Apparently, [Sativa’s boyfriend] was threatening to jump off a four-story balcony,” on Friday, Jayme informed The Day by day Beast. “Sativa was injured and had to have stitches.”
In an announcement to The Day by day Beast, a State Division official mentioned: “We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen, Sativa Transue, in Mexico. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss. The safety and welfare of U.S. citizens overseas is the highest priority of the Department of State. We are closely monitoring local authorities’ investigation into the cause of death and are providing the family all appropriate consular assistance.”
Native media experiences allege that Sativa’s companion has been arrested in reference to the incident, however a number of efforts by The Day by day Beast to achieve Mexican authorities for touch upon the standing of the investigation have been unsuccessful, and for that motive, The Day by day Beast shouldn’t be releasing the identify of the alleged suspect presently. The boyfriend’s mom and different relations didn’t reply to efforts to achieve them by cellphone by the point of publication.
On Monday, a Twitter account linked to Cancun regulation enforcement launched a blurred-out mugshot of the alleged suspect sporting what seems to be a resort bathrobe, saying he had been arrested for the crime of femicide. Responding to information of the arrest, the State Division official informed The Day by day Beast in an electronic mail that “We are aware of reports of an arrest, and are monitoring the investigation closely. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment at this time.”
Jayme informed The Day by day Beast that her aunt had gone to Mexico because the household’s advocate, saying she couldn’t bear to undergo the method herself. It was there the place Mexican authorities shared a photograph of Sativa’s physique along with her aunt. “My aunt is down there now and has seen the pictures and said she looked like she was beaten to death,” Jayme mentioned.
In keeping with Jayme and Mykayla, Sativa’s relationship along with her boyfriend was troubled. “He was very emotionally abusive. He checked her phone, and we couldn’t text her because it went to her computer and he would check that,” Jayme mentioned.
Public data present that the alleged suspect has been beforehand arrested for assault within the fourth diploma again in 2012. “He would drink so much that she [Sativa] called it like a different personality. She would call it [his] ‘Beast,’” Mykayla informed The Day by day Beast.
For now, Sativa’s household remains to be reeling from the shock of the information that rocked their lives over the weekend.
“She was the best person in my entire life. She was kind, generous, outgoing, bubbly. She never met a person who could say a bad word about her,” Mykayla informed The Day by day Beast. “I don’t know who I am without her… I just feel so lost.”
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