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Autopsy: 2 shots in head killed Mexican drug lord

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October 11, 2012 11:24 PM EST | AP


MEXICO CITY — An autopsy carried out on the body of drug cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano before his body was stolen shows he died of six gunshot wounds, including two to the head.

The Coahuila state prosecutors' office says the autopsy determined Lazcano died of brain injuries, hemorrhaging, shock and blood loss.

The head wounds stood out, given navy reports indicating Lazcano was shot at a distance of as much as 300 meters (yards) by marines during a confrontation in northern Coahuila state on Sunday.

The autopsy report released Thursday says Lazcano was shot once in the side or top of the skull and once in the back of the head. The four other wounds were in the buttocks, chest and arm.

Masked men stole his body from a funeral home early Monday.