Mexico Says Prints Identified Zetas Boss Before Body Disappeared-Mexico Institute in the News

Oct 17, 2012

Bloomberg, 10/09/2012

Mexican authorities said fingerprints confirmed that a suspect killed in a gun battle two days ago was the top leader of the Zetas cartel before his corpse was stolen from a funeral home by armed commandos. Authorities are looking for additional ways to corroborate Lazcano’s identity after the corpses of the two suspects killed in the shootout were stolen from a funeral home by armed commandos in a raid after midnight Oct. 8, said Homero Ramos, the state prosecutor.

“It’s a very bizarre situation, so it will raise questions in some people’s minds about what really happened,” said Eric Olson, associate director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

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