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
Mexico May Dig Up Zetas Parents to Prove Boss Death
Los Zetas drug cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano: Most sincerely dead?   (AP Photo/Mexico's Attorney General's Office, File)

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. (Read more Heriberto Lazcano stories.)

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