Henry Martin For Mailonline
© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited When the man tried to wake Ochoa Felix up, she did not respond and he called the local authorities, it has been reportedA glamorous model dubbed the ‘Empress of Anthrax’ who was alleged to have drug cartel links has been found dead in mysterious circumstances, according to reports.
Claudia Ochoa Felix, 35, was said to have been associated with the assassin unit of the Sinaloa Cartel, which was headed by Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman before his extradition to the US.
Felix, who has consistently denied involvement with drug gangs in Mexico, was found dead in a house in Isla Musala in the city of Culiacan, it has been reported.
Some local media sources say she died during the night of a suspected pulmonary aspiration, and others say it could have been a drug overdose.
It is currently unclear whether she was the victim of foul play or whether it was accidental.
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Aspiration occurs when someone breathes foreign objects such as fluids into their lungs. It can cause choking and death.
Reports said that she went to a nightclub in the city and returned to a man’s house later that night.
When he tried to wake Ochoa Felix up, she did not respond and he called the local authorities, it has been reported.
Her body has been taken to a forensic lab to undergo an autopsy.
© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Reports said that she went to a nightclub in the city and returned to a man’s house later that night© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited
According to local media, she worked as a model and was romantically linked to Jose Rodrigo Arechiga, better known as ‘El Chino Antrax’ (‘The Chinese Anthrax’), who headed the Anthrax gang that is connected to the Sinaloa Cartel before his imprisonment.
Reports also said that she was married to a drug trafficker with the Sinaloa Cartel nicknamed ‘El Chavo Felix’ who she had three children with.
After ‘Chinese Anthrax’ was arrested, Felix then became the Anthrax group’s leader and the cell followed the orders of Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael El Mayo Zambada to carry out hits, according to local media.
Prosecutor Juan Jose Rios Estavillo said that alcohol and other substances were found in Ochoa Felix’s body and that she died of suffocation, but they are waiting for the autopsy results to learn more.
The investigation is ongoing.
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