To Prove Zetas Boss Is Dead: Dig Up His Parents?

Lazcano body was whisked away, so cops need parents' DNA for ID

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 18, 2012 12:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – Mexican officials are considering exhuming the remains of the parents of killed Los Zetas cartel boss Heriberto Lazcano. Mexico announced earlier this month that Lazcano had been shot down by Marines. But his body was spirited out of a funeral where it was being held, reports the BBC. Now officials want his parents' DNA to match it to samples taken from the body to convince the public that Lazcano is really, really dead.

Los Zetas drug cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano: Most sincerely dead?   (AP Photo/Mexico's Attorney General's Office, File)
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