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|Diana Espinoza Aguilar, the beauty queen of Puente Grande prison.
A TV host introduced them and they eventually ended up getting married and even having a child. However, in 2011 Diana Espinoza served her sentence and got out of jail before her capo did. “I get out of prison and I go to visit him. There we decided to have a son, who is later born as a result of our love. We had plans to start a family,” she declared in an interview for Proceso.
“It is FALSE that there is a claim for child support by the undersigned DIANA ESPINOZA AGUILAR against my husband RAFAEL CARO QUINTERO; the truth is that the undersigned requested (…) the intervention of the judicial authority to replace the consent of the spouse in order to obtain the issuance of the Mexican passport of the still minor son, ”the document detailed.
“He came saying he was happy. That finally, God had done justice and that we could already make a family (…) We both went into shock,” said the former beauty queen.
The only known, verified, photo of the first wife of RCQ, Maria Elizabeth Elenes Lerma.
RCQ’s First Wife
María Elizabeth Elenes was born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, and in 2013 she was identified by US authorities as one of the main architects of a complex financial network that operated for “El Narco de Narcos”, in which she and the four children she had with drug trafficker operated as owners or administrators of a variety of companies in Guadalajara in the energy, hotel, and fashion industries, among others.
Elizabeth and her daughter, according to a report by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), would own one of the most expensive properties in Caro Quintero: a house valued at 10 million pesos. Both were also identified as the owners of a spa called “Las Limas”, located two hours from Guadalajara, on a farm with 15 rooms that were rented for 4,500 pesos per night.
According to the United States Department of the Treasury, the sons of the Sinaloan capo are identified as Héctor Rafael Caro Elenes, who was born in 1975; Roxanne Elizabeth, from 1978; Henoch Emilio, 1980; and Mario Yibrán, 1983.