Mexican prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for the murder suspect of Shanquella Robinson, 25, an American woman who was killed while on vacation in the resort town of San Jose del Cabo.

Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, local attorney for the state of Baja California Sur, said A B C that the suspect was a friend of Robinson’s, and that the warrant issued was for the crime of homicide.

“This case is fully clarified, we even have a court order, an arrest warrant has been issued for the femicide crime against the victim and against the alleged perpetrator, his friend who is the direct aggressor. Actually it wasn’t a fight, but direct aggression,” he said A B C.

“This is about two Americans, the victim and the perpetrator,” the prosecutor added.

Robinson traveled to the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula with six companions on October 28. The next day, he died.

Bernard Robinson, the victim’s father, was initially told by friends that his daughter had died from alcohol poisoning, according to WSOC-TV, a television station based in Robinson’s hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

But death certificate obtained by Independent revealed that he had died of “a severe spinal cord injury and an atlas sprain”, and made no mention of alcohol poisoning.

On November 15, horrific footage surfaced online of a naked Shanquella being brutally beaten in the resort’s hotel room.

In the roughly 20-second clip, a female aggressor approaches Shanquella and knocks him to the ground, before performing a series of brutal punches and kicks. The prone Shanquella slumped, helpless, to the floor in response. Even though her assailant was fully clothed, she remained naked. A man who appears to be recording the attack taunts Shanquella without doing anything to intervene. “At least fight, something,” he was heard to say.

The FBI confirmed last week that it had launched an investigation into Robinson’s death.

Mr Rosa Anaya, the local prosecutor, said A B C that the authorities “carried out all relevant procedures such as an Interpol alert and an extradition request to the United States.”

When notified by the ABC that a warrant had been issued in the investigation into her daughter’s death, Robinson’s mother, Salamondra Robinson, replied: “That’s what we’ve been waiting for, someone finally being held accountable and arrested. I can’t wait for justice to be served.”

Additional reporting by Bevan Hurley.