Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, also known as Jeanette de Leon, was an actress and professional soccer player who spent some time in the United States as part of the organization. She signed with the New York Cosmos in the United States but left in order to sign with the Chorrillo Earthquakes of Mexico.
She played for the team until it folded shortly after the 2021 season. A month later she signed with Besiktovicipor in Turkey. She played for the Turkish side until 2021 when she moved to France and then Austria.
Mexican boxer Dead After Head Injuries in Fight
Jeanette was found dead inside her house hours later, according to several reports. The 19-year-old Mexican lady had been put into a coma and although officials have yet to confirm that she actually died as a consequence of head trauma, the star’s father called police to set up a welfare check on his daughter. Police were not able to find Jeanette and the mystery surrounding her death was never solved. Jeanette’s father had moved to Canada for a short time before the incident and did not report her missing.
Five days later, his wife discovered their daughter’s body in the bedroom, saying that someone had drugged her and injected her with narcotics.
RIP to boxer Jeanette Zacarias Zapata who has sadly passed away following her fight in Montreal last week.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/oKB62nPZKV
— MTK Global Boxing (@MTKGlobal) September 3, 2021
No further details have been made available as of yet and officials are still examining the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeanette. It has been reported that former professional soccer player Mario Moreira, who is currently under contract with Besiktovicipor of Turkey, may have been the one behind the drug that killed Jeanette.
The sad ending to this tragic story is that Jeanette, who became a world-renowned celebrity due to her role as a contestant on the popular Dancing with the Stars, was not the only athlete who had been threatened by substance abuse in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in America, as several other sports stars have suffered from drug and or alcohol addictions.