El Chapo's top assassin, Claudia Felix, found dead in Mexico, was known as 'Kim Kardashian of organized crime'
Claudia Felix, 35, led a unit of the Sinaloa Cartel after the Mexican drug lord was extradited to the United States
Claudia Ochoa Felix, an Instagram star who was also known as the "Kim Kardashian of organized crime", was found dead in her lover’s bed in mysterious circumstances in the Mexican city of Culiacan.
Felix, 35, who was El Chapo's top female assassin, led one of the units of the Sinaloa Cartel after the Mexican drug lord was extradited to the United States. The mother-of-three was often referred to as "Emperatriz de Los Antrax" or simply known as "Anthrax Empress," the Sun reported. She was married to José Rodrigo Arechiga, also known as "El Chino Antrax," according to Rolling Stone Italy.
The brunette beauty who worked as a model also used to carry out hits on targets ordered by Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael El Mayo Zambada.
There are conflicting reports of her death. Felix was found dead in a house in Isla Musala in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. While some local reports said that her death was caused due to a drug overdose, others attributed it to asphyxiation. It was unclear whether she was the victim of foul play or it was an accidental death.
Her death was first reported on September 14. Before her death, she had gone to a nightclub in the evening and returned to a man's house later that night. She became unconscious in her presumed lover's bed, and when the man failed to revive her, he alerted the authorities.
According to prosecutor Juan Jose Rios Estavillo, alcohol and other substances were found in Felix's body and her preliminary cause of death was suffocation. The investigators were still waiting for her autopsy results.
There were also rumors that she might have been assassinated due to her alleged relation to the Sinaloa Cartel, although she herself has time and again denied affiliations with any criminal groups. She once reportedly wrote on Twitter that the allegations against her were “cowardly lies and slander.”
However, at the same time, she had fueled the rumors by posting pictures of herself with a pink AK-47. After her death, her Twitter and Instagram accounts have been switched to private. Her Facebook page, however, remains active and accessible.