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

(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.

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Oct 22, 2012 7:28 PM CDT
Damn, Mexicans will steal anything! He probably wasn't really Dead either!
Oct 18, 2012 7:24 AM CDT
lazcano is alive and well and is driving a cab in nyc!
Oct 18, 2012 6:56 AM CDT
It won't convince me of anything. It will be easy enough to falsify either the genetic tests or whether the boss's sample came from the mysterious corpse. I think he retired and faked his death. Simple as that.