Boyfriend arrested for murder of Washington woman found ‘blooded’ in Cancun
The friend of a woman who was found ‘beaten to blood’ in her hotel room in Cancun has been arrested.
Sativa Transue, 26, of Milton, Washington, and her boyfriend Taylor Allen, 31, were staying in Mexico for Thanksgiving.
She was found unresponsive by a hotel employee Saturday morning after the couple argued the night before.
Allen had been drinking heavily, according to local reports.
Transue had previously told relatives that he became a “different person” with alcohol and became a “beast.”
Allen was pictured Monday in a white hotel bathrobe standing in front of a police photo.
He has been charged with murder and is being held in a Mexican prison.
Sativa Transue, 26, (left) from Milton, Washington, and her boyfriend Taylor Allen, 31, (right) stayed in Mexico for Thanksgiving.
Sativa in a recent Facebook post. Her sister Mykayla said: ‘She was the best person in my entire life. She was kind, generous, outgoing, bubbly. She’s never met anyone who could say a bad word about her.”
Photos on social media show Allen with his arms around Transue and the couple kissing
On Monday, local media published a photo of Allen wearing a white hotel bathrobe and standing in front of a police photo. He has been charged with murder and is being held in a Mexican prison.
Text messages sent to a friend revealed the couple had been drinking heavily over the holidays
Sativa’s sister Mykayla Bolieu told The everyday beast: ‘She was enjoying the sun and her journey was good, but not the best, because she [Sativa and her boyfriend] were fighting.’
Friday night, Sativa’s friends received disturbing text messages from her saying that Allen had hurt her and that she needed stitches.
‘Evidently, [Sativa’s boyfriend] threatened to jump off a four-story balcony,” her mother Jayme Bolieu told The Daily Beast.
“Sativa was injured and needed stitches.”
Sativa’s friends were so concerned about her that they called the police and the FBI the next morning to find her.
“I received a call from the Mexican Consulate to let me know that my daughter has passed away and that she has been found dead,” Jayme told The Daily Beast.
‘How could my beautiful healthy daughter not be here? In another country? It was breathtaking. Part of me died. She was my baby. I got her when I was 16. We grew up together. She was my life, my reason for living, my best friend.’
The distraught mother said her aunt had gone to Mexico to represent the family because she couldn’t see her daughter’s body.
“My aunt is there now and has seen the photos and said she looked like she had been beaten to death,” she said, adding that it looked like she had been beaten to “bloody pulp.”
Jayme said Allen was “highly emotionally abusive” and they were unable to text her because he checked her phone or read her messages on a computer.
The court records revealed that Allen had previously been arrested for assault in 2012.
In a heartbreaking Facebook post on Saturday, Sativa’s sister Mykayla wrote: ‘Yesterday she messaged me, showed me the views and chatted with my daughter Amelia. She told me she didn’t have the best trip, but she was enjoying the sun.
“Last night she texted her friends, who are awesome by the way. She had an argument with her boyfriend and they told her to have stitches.
Sativa’s sister Mykayla has changed her profile picture to one with her sister with the text around it: ‘Let’s end domestic violence’
“This morning her friends were so concerned for her well-being that they went not only to the police, but also to the FBI to try to help my sister.
“Unfortunately, we got the call around 9am that she had passed.
“We know the last we heard that her boyfriend is in jail in Mexico, and I hope he gets what he deserves.
“We know we want justice for our dear Sativa, and we’re taking the steps to get answers.
“I know that one day my sister will never be the bridesmaid at my wedding. I know she will never have her own wedding. I know I’ll never hear that infectious laugh again. I know my sister was taken from us too soon.”
In another post on Wednesday, she wrote, “These are never going to get any easier. But Sativa would definitely have wanted her story, even if it helps to save one girl. I will never stop being her voice.
Taylor Allen has been charged with femicide and is now in Mexican prison awaiting a hearing for his sentence. His lawyer has my sister’s body and belongings held for another 3 days.
“We can’t even take my sister home to give her peace. I will never understand why this happened to my sister, but I am beyond amazed at the outpouring of love we received for her. And I’m glad we’re on the right track to give my sister the justice she deserves.”
On December 11, Spokane celebrates the life of Sativa.
The State Department said: “We can confirm the death of a US citizen, Sativa Transue, in Mexico. We offer the family our sincere condolences on this loss.
“The safety and well-being of American citizens abroad is a top priority for the State Department. We are closely following the local authorities’ investigation into the cause of death and are providing the family with all necessary consular assistance.”