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Weight  470 kg (1,036 lb)
Siblings  Jaime Lee Rosales
Name  Mayra Rosales
Mayra Rosales posing in her house doing a hush sign and wearing a white shirt and jean pants.
Full Name  Mayra Lizbeth Rosales
Known for  Heaviest living woman recorded
Spouse  Bernie Rosales (m. ?–2013)

Similar  Rosalie Bradford , Carol Yager , Patrick Deuel

Born  January 1980 (age 41) La Joya, Texas, US

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Mayra Lizbeth Rosales (born 1980) was the heaviest living woman. At her heaviest, she weighed 470 kg (1,036 lb) but currently weighs an estimated 91 kg (200 lb). She came to prominence in March 2008 when her sister was jailed for murdering her two-year-old son. She decided to get her life back in order to get custody of her sister's children, who had no real parent at that time.


Mayra Rosales smiling in her house and pointing to the "Loved" print on the white shirt she's wearing.

Mayra Rosales' 800-Pound Weight Loss Revealed

2008 incident

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In March 2008, in La Joya, Texas, Eliseo Rosales Jr. was taken to the hospital suffering from breathing difficulties and a serious head injury, from which he later died. His aunt, Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, was arrested on suspicion of murder. Rosales initially took responsibility for her nephew's death, claiming that she had fallen and accidentally crushed him when her right hand slipped, while trying to pick the child up. However, medical staff soon established that Eliseo had died from massive blunt force trauma, casting doubt on Rosales' confession. Jaime Lee Rosales, the child's mother and Mayra Rosales' sister, was also arrested on charges of causing injury to a child, and of failing to protect a child.

Subsequent events and trial

During the run up to her trial, it was determined that Rosales could not possibly have caused the kind of injuries that killed Eliseo by falling on him. The injuries could only have been caused by a direct strike to the head. Rosales' defense lawyer, Sergio Valdez, claimed that Rosales' immobilizing weight would not have allowed her to carry out such an attack.

On left, Mayra Rosales sitting in her bed while she was still obese. On right, Mayra Rosales during her weight loss wearing a black and green dress.

At her trial for capital murder, Mayra Rosales revealed that she had made up her story to protect her sister, whom Rosales accused of both neglecting and regularly physically abusing Eliseo. In this particular instance, Jaime Lee had hit Eliseo with a hairbrush for refusing to eat. When paramedics arrived, Rosales agreed to take the blame for causing the injuries to her nephew.

Mayra Rosales in her obese state sitting down and wearing a purple shirt.

Jaime Lee Rosales fled when her sister revealed the truth, but returned to Texas after 2 1/2 years. She was sentenced to 15 years in jail for causing Eliseo's death. Jaime will be released in 2025.

Media attention

Mayra Rosales posing after losing her obesity with longer hair and wearing a blue sleeveless dress.

Rosales has been the subject of intense media attention, both on the death of her nephew, and due to her massive weight. In 2012, the US television channel TLC aired a documentary entitled 'Half-Ton Killer?' This was later also screened by UK broadcaster Channel 4. Rosales's case has been featured around the world, and she has given several interviews to media organizations.

Current life

In 2013, Rosales stated on the Spanish-language TV show Sabado Gigante that she had lost 800 pounds. She also appeared on Anderson Cooper in 2012 to discuss the changes that she had made. She also appeared on Dr Oz.


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