Well this is interesting…
According to an Associated Press report, the U.S. identified the body of Heriberto Lazcano, gunned down by the Mexican Navy, before Mexico’s autopsy could verify the fingerprints of the body:
“The U.S. had independently verified the identity of Zeta founder and leader Heriberto Lazcano, killed in a shootout Sunday in a northern Mexican town, before his body was stolen at about 1 a.m. Monday, according to a U.S. law enforcement official who was not authorized to speak to the press about the case” (Fox news).
I think this report speaks volumes about the kind of relationship that the U.S. has with Mexico, in that U.S. interest in identifying a potential cartel leader’s body would privilege over Mexico’s interest.
I guess this means the body really did belong to Lazcano?