Mexico Cops: Gunmen Stole Corpse of Cartel Leader

Lazcano may be dead, but his body is gone
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2012 1:07 PM CDT
Mexico Cops: Gunmen Stole Corpse of Cartel Leader
This undated file photo shows alleged Zeta drug cartel leader and founder Heriberto Lazcano. WARNING: Next photo contains graphic content.   (AP Photo/Mexico's Attorney General's Office, file)

Mexico's military says it killed one of the most notorious cartel leaders in the country. It might have a problem convincing everyone, though, because gunmen broke into a funeral home this morning and stole the body, reports the AP. But prior to that brazen raid, authorities said the corpse's fingerprints matched those of Zetas founder Heriberto Lazcano. The US DEA says it has yet to receive confirmation of Lazcano's death, and it's unclear whether Zetas will now try to cast doubt on the killing. (Read more Heriberto Lazcano stories.)

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