Who was Daniela Pichardo? Missing Ohio architect Jose Gutierrez, his fiancée and 2 relatives found DEAD

Who was Daniela Pichardo? Missing Ohio architect Jose Gutierrez, his fiancée and 2 relatives found DEAD
Daniela Pichardo got engaged to Jose Gutierrez in February 2022 and were planning to get married in 2023 (Dany Pichardo/Facebook. Jose Gutierrez/Facebook)

CINCINATTI, OHIO : An Ohio architect, Jose Gutierrez, 36, who went missing on Christmas day in 2022 in Mexico was found dead along with his fiancée, Daniela Pichardo and her two relatives.  

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Gutierrez visited Mexico to meet his fiancée, something his family says he did often since they were in a long distance relationship. His death was announced by his employer, Champlin Architecture, in a Facebook post on January 24, Tuesday. "He was a valuable member of the Champlin team, working on projects for clients such as The Christ Hospital, Hamilton County, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and University of Cincinnati. His work bettered the lives of those in the community he chose to make his home. We will all miss him more than words can express." the firm wrote. 

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José Gutierrez's company released a statement about his death on Facebook (Facebook/Champlin)
José Gutierrez's company released a statement about his death on Facebook (Facebook/Champlin)

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According to local news outlets, local authorities in Mexico found four bodies in the state of Zacatecas last week and three of the four bodies were identified as Pichardo, her sister and her cousin. The fourth body was believed to be Gutiérrez’s remains, according to Ohio’s Fox 19 News and was pending a DNA confirmation. The match was confirmed and returned back with a 99% accuracy. 

Who is Daniela Pichardo?

Daniela Pichardo was Gutierrez fiancée. They got engaged in February of 2022 and had a 2023 wedding date. According to her Facebook profile, Pichardo's hometown was Colotan in Jalisco city in Mexico and she was living there before she died. She studied interior design at Autonomous University of Durango at the Zacatecas campus. She did her masters in architectural design from the same university.

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She worked as a designer at Gr+r Architect in Zacatecas for three years staring 2013. Then she worked at a company called Baufaktory for one year starting 2017 in Gaudalajara, Jalisco. Before she died, she was working at a company she owned and managed called 'Daniela Interiorismo.' 

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According to TV Azteca, the authorities say the van that Gutierrez, Pichardo and others were using was found riddled with 12 bullets hole and with it's tires blown and airbags deployed.

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