Cartel kingpin Nazario Moreno Gonzalez spent his teenage years in the U.S. before returning to Mexico to create a couple drug organizations, including the ruthless Knights Templars.
People say he had two lives.
Moreno, known as the "The Craziest One," was reportedly spotted around the state of Michoacan since the government said he was killed in a 2010 shootout.
Officials, however, had to admit that they never found his body.
Moreno reportedly maneuvered about in hiding, and built shrines to himself the Templars.
His second life ended last Sunday in a shootout with Mexican Marines and other troops.
But unlike his so-called demise in 2010, this time authorities say they have his body.
Reporters Adriana Gomez Licon and Katherine Corcoran filed this report for The Associated Press.
-- Bill Miller