Who Was Yuriana Castillo Torres and What Caused Her Death?

Yuriana Castillo Torres (born October 6, 1990) was a Mexican-American model and VIP in the buchona show business. She died on May 7, 2014, after she was abducted and murdered. 

Yuriana died at the age of 23 years old and it was reported that was died of suffocation by hanging following her abduction. While she lived, she was the girlfriend of the Mexican drug lord, Jose Rodrigo Arichiga Gambia popularly known as El Chino Antrax. Her then-boyfriend, El Chino Antrax, was a skilled executioner and an elite member of a Sinaloa-based criminal group, Los Antrax.

Summary of Yuriana Castillo Torres’ Bio

  • Full name: Yuriana Castillo Torres
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: October 6, 1990
  • Place of Birth: Mexico
  • Date of death: May 7, 2014
  • Place of Death: Culiacan, Sinaloa Mexico
  • Cause of death: Murdered
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Yuriana Castillo’s Boyfriend: El Chino Antrax
  • Yuriana Castillo’s Children: Two
  • Famous for: Being El Chino Antrax’s Partner
  • Yuriana Castillo’s Instagram: @yurianacastillo_

Yuriana Castillo Torres Is From Mexico

Yuriana Castillo Torres was born in Sinaloa, Mexico on October 6, 1988, to her Mexican parents. She has multiple ethnic heritage but she i an American citizen, and her birth sign is Libra.

Yuriana Castillo was tight-lipped about her personal life during her lifetime, consequently, her parents’ names and that of her siblings are not known to the public. However, it is known that she was raised in her hometown, Mexico. Also, Yuriana was nurtured to be a devout Roman Catholic.

Aside from keeping her family secret, Yuriana never revealed anything about her academic qualifications and is not particularly popular in the media because of her humble background.

Was Yuriana Castillo Torres El Chino Antrax’s Girlfriend?

Yuriana Castillo Torres was El Chino Antrax’s girlfriend. They were dating for quite a long time before she met her death via a brutal murder. The relationship between this duo ended in 2014, following Yuriana’s death. However, the public does not have any idea when this couple met and what occasion brought them together.

Yuriana and El Chino Antrax are both natives of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, which makes us want to assume that they may have met somewhere in their locality. But that notwithstanding, there is no information about how long they were a couple.

In addition to this, Yuriana and El Chino Antrax were never married but she was well-known as his partner. They also have two kids together – a boy and a girl – whose identities are hidden from the public.

Yuriana Castillo Torres’ Boyfriend Brought Her To the Limelight

As is the case with buchonas, Yuriana Castillo came from a humble background and her family name is not known. However, she became famous as El Chino Antrax’s lover. Her then-boyfriend, El Chino Antrax, was an expert hitman and drug trafficker.

Yuriana Castillo Torres

He was one of Ismael El Mayo Zambada’s bodyguards. His boss, Ismeal, is a drug baron and leader of the Sinaloa cartel. Apart from being Ismael’s boy, El Chino also co-founded and led the Los Antrax, a criminal group in Sinaloa. Thus, he was on the list of wanted men by the US security operatives and several law enforcement agencies for a long time.

As a result of her alliance and romantic relationship with El Chino Antrax, Yuriana became a top dog in the buchona show business. Aside from being with El Chino Antrax and being a buchona model, Yuriana was linked to other Mexican drug lords. She was related to Manuel Torres El Ondeado and Javier Torres El JT.

Yuriana Castillo Torres Died At 23

Yuriana Castillo was killed a few months before her 24th birthday. After her boyfriend, El Chino, was apprehended by US security operatives in January 2014, she moved in with her child. Yuriana had spent some time in Culiacan, Sinaloa Mexico, which was also her hometown.

On May 6, 2014, she went for her regular workout routine in a gym in Culiacan. After her exercise, she walked towards her car but was kidnapped by armed men. According to eyewitnesses, a couple of men pulled up in a truck and took her away leaving her purple shoes behind.

An anonymous witness explained that the men backed up at Paseo de las Palmas Boulevard. The place was between Rio Tabala and Juan Aldama in Guadalupe County. After they pulled up in the space, two men came down and dropped a bunch rolled in white sheets. The unsuspecting crowd thought that they were just messing up the area.

However, that day became a bad one for El Chino Antrax’s beau as the men who abducted her mercilessly murdered her. At the time of her death, Yuriana was 23 years old. Barely 24 hours after her disappearance, the Mexican law enforcement agency launched a search for her and on May 7, 2014, by 6:45 am, Yuriana Castillo’s lifeless body was found. The body was dumped in an empty building in Lomas de Guadalupe County in Culiacan.

El Chino Antrax Beau’s dead body was wrapped in a white sheet by her abductors. The wrapped body was tied up using electric cables and left in a space behind the Salvador Allende School. However, no arms were found in the area and there were no traces of gunshots on her body.

What Caused Yuriana Castillo Torres’ Death?

According to Sinaloa Attorney General, Yuriana Castillo Torres died of suffocation by hanging. After she went missing, her body was tracked down the next day by Mexican law enforcement operatives. Her remains were taken for forensic analysis and the post-mortem results revealed that she was tortured to death.

The reports also showed that she received multiple blows to her head while her hands and legs were tied up using electric cables. But there is no information about her killers yet available to the public.

During her internment, members of her boyfriend’s cartel, Los Antrax came to pay their condolences and bid her farewell. In honor of her, they left behind a floral ornamentation at the mortuary. However, her partner, El Chino Antrax, could not attend her funeral as he was incarcerated at the time of her abduction, subsequent murder, and funeral.

Hugo Wright
Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.


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