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Mexican drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix lived fast and reportedly died young — but he hasn't left a corpse. U.S. and Mexican officials are investigating whether the leader of a Tijuana-based drug empire was one of those killed in a Feb. 10 shootout with police in Mazatlan. A man claiming to be a relative picked up the corpse which then was cremated, complicating efforts to make a positive identification. NPR's Gerry Hadden has more from Mazatlan, Mexico.