An American couple’s trip to Cancun ends with the death of a horrifying hotel room


Courtesy Mykayla Bolieu

Courtesy Mykayla Bolieu

The family of Sativa Trans, a 26-year-old American woman from Spokane, Washington. Cancun A hotel room on vacation with her boyfriend said she looked “beaten by bloody pulp” Mexican authorities I found her body on Saturday.

“There was a phone call from the Mexican Consulate informing us that our daughter had died and was found dead,” Sativa’s mother, James Volu, told The Daily Beast in an interview. “Why did my beautiful healthy daughter disappear? In another country? I took a breath. Some of me died. She was my baby. I met her at the age of 16. We grew up together. She was my life, my reason for living, and my best friend. “

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Sativa’s mother and sister are trying to understand what happened on Friday night and Saturday morning. They told The Daily Beast that Sativa was sending them text messages throughout the trip. [Sativa and her boyfriend] My 21-year-old sister, Mai Kaila, told The Daily Beast. On Saturday morning, James woke up to a desperate text from his daughter’s friend and said he was worried about Sativa after exchanging messages with her the night before.



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“Apparently [Sativa’s boyfriend] On Friday, James told The Daily Beast. “Sativa was injured and had to make a seam.”

In a statement to The Daily Beast, State Department officials said: We would like to express our deepest sympathies to all the families. The safety and welfare of US citizens abroad is a top priority of the State Department. We closely monitor local government investigations into the cause of death and provide families with the support of all appropriate consulates. “

Sativa’s partners were arrested in connection with the incident, according to local media reports, but multiple efforts by The Daily Beast to contact Mexican authorities for comment on the status of the investigation failed. Therefore, The Daily Beast is the suspect’s name at this time. The boyfriend’s mother and other family members did not respond to efforts to contact them by phone by the time of publication.

On Monday, a Twitter account linked to Cancun law enforcement released a blurry mugshot of a suspect wearing what looks like a hotel bathrobe, saying he was arrested for murder. rice field. In response to news of the arrest, State Department officials told The Daily Beast in an email: “We are aware of reports of arrests and are closely monitoring the investigation. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comments at this time.”

Jamie told The Daily Beast that her aunt went to Mexico as a family advocate and she couldn’t stand going through the process herself. It was the place where Mexican authorities shared a photo of Sativa’s body with her aunt. “My aunt was there now, looked at the pictures and said she seemed to be beaten and dead,” said James.

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According to Jamie and Mai Kaila, Sativa’s relationship with her boyfriend was problematic. “He was very emotionally abusive. He checked her phone, and it goes to her computer and he checks it, so we send her a text message. I couldn’t, “said James.

According to public records, the suspect was previously arrested in 2012 for four assaults. [Sativa] Called it like another personality.She will call it [his] “Beast,” Mai Kaila told The Daily Beast.

So far, Sativa’s family is still upset by the shock of the news that rocked their lives over the weekend.

“She was the best person in my life. She was kind, generous, extroverted and cheerful. She has never met someone who can say bad things about herself. No, “My Kaila told The Daily Beast. “I don’t know who I am without her … I just feel very lost.”

If you or anyone you know is suffering from domestic violence, please contact Domestic violence hotline At 800-799-SAFE (7233).

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