El Chapo’s ‘Kim Kardashian’ Lookalike Assassin Mysteriously Found Dead In Lover’s Bed
El Chapo's top assassin has been found dead in her lover's bed under mysterious circumstances.
Claudia Ochoa Felix - dubbed as the 'Kim Kardashian of organised crime' - was the suspected leader of an assassin sector of the high-ranking Sinaloa cartel, formerly headed by Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán before his US extradition.
However, local reports state that the 35-year-old has been found dead in a house in Isla Musala, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.
She's alleged to have died in the night over a suspected pulmonary aspiration, the medical term for accidentally inhaling an object or fluid into the windpipe and lungs, causing choking and death.
But it is currently unclear whether this was an accidental occurrence or if it was caused by force, with many suspecting the latter due to her line of work.
Reports claim that Felix had been at a nightclub in the city of Culiacan on the day of her death, before returning to a man's house later that night.
When the presumed lover woke up, he noticed she was unresponsive and immediately called the emergency services, who took her body to a forensic lab to undergo an autopsy.
Following an initial investigation, prosecutor Juan Jose Rios Estavillo said that alcohol and other substances were found in Felix's body and that she died of suffocation. Although they're not going to know the full story until the autopsy results are in.
The investigation is ongoing.
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The news comes just a few months after El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison for crimes that span a quarter of a century.
Charges related to trafficking hundreds of tonnes of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and marijuana to America, along with money laundering and weapons-related offences.
Court papers released at the time of his arrest also accused him of drugging and raping girls as young as 13.
As the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel, the drug kingpin was once one of the richest people in the world, named on Forbes' rich list of the globe's most affluent billionaires in 2009.
Aside from his dealings in organised crime, Guzmán is perhaps most famed for his legendary prison breaks.
In 2001, he broke out by hiding in a laundry cart, and spent the next 13 years in hiding, before being recaptured in 2014. Although not for long, as he once again escaped a year later through a mile-long tunnel that broke him out of the maximum-security Altiplano prison.
This time round, he was extradited to the US where he is being kept under a much tighter watch.