What happened to Manuela Escobar? Her fate after death of drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Pablo Escobar was tracked down and shot dead by Colombian authorities on December 2, 1993, in Madelin, Colombia. He ran drug organization Medline Cartel during 70’s, and 80 ’s and earned the billions of fortune from the drug smuggling. Cartel supplied about 80% of the drug in the United States during their peak period.

His daughter Manuela Escobar was only ten years of age when Pablo was killed. Losing a father at such young age made her vulnerable, and she suffered depression. It is long said she slept with the shirt of Pablo Escobar the day he was killed and mustache under her pillow. For those eager to know what happened to her, we will bring you details below.

Manuela Escobar

What Happened to Manuela Escobar after Pablo Escobar death?

After the death, Escobar family was left seeking a place to hide in fear of enemies. Manuela Escobar, her mother, and brother tried to take refuge in America, Germany, and several other countries but none allowed entry let alone stay.

In November of 1994 Colombian government gave them a new identity her mother Maria Victoria Henao was given the name “Maria Isabel Santos Caballero,” her brother Juan Pablo Escobar name was changed to “Juan Sebastián Marroquín Santos” and Manuela to “Juana Manuela Marroquin Santos.”


The family got the opportunity to live in Mozambique, an African country but left after living for less than two weeks. On December 24, 1994, they arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentine as the tourist. The family lived a regular life while Maria performed designing works and her children attended the public school. They lived an entirely unrecognized life until the Argentine government revealed their identity.

Manuela Escobar now
A rare appearance of Manuela Escobar in public

Manuela was hard hit by the situation and refused to attend public school. Like her days in Colombia, hence she was tutored at home. In 1999 her mother Maria and her brother were convicted and arrested for false document and money laundering while she was spared being a minor. Manuela went through deep depression and had to seek psychological treatment. She went through one after another psychologist. At one point, she tried to take her own life.

After so many years Manuela has embraced the life in Argentina. She is the resident of  Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina now. Her mother obtained Argentine citizenship on December 3, 2010, and she even voted while her brother stills hold Colombian citizenship.

Short Wiki like Bio on Manuela Escobar

Manuela Escobar was born on 25 May 1984 in Colombia. She is the daughter of Pablo Escobar and Maria Victoria Henao.  Juan Pablo Escobar who goes by name Sebastián Marroquín now is her elder brother. Manuela was raised as a princess by her billionaire father. At one birthday, while trying to fulfill her wish Escobar gave her a Unicorn made from a horse stamped with cow horn in the forehead. The animal suffered infection and died days later.

Manuela faced life threating situation at the age of three. On 13th January 1988, a car bomb targeted on her father exploded in the apartment building she was in, which nearly left her deaf. Due to the safety concern, Manuela was homeschooled by her father.

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