No real source, just the years of reading and bits and pieces here and there from the Chapo Guzman discovery, and books about Juarez. Someone like JL doesn't just retire, they get captured or die. And for whatever reason, I imagine Navaloto isn't the most media friendly place, his death was never officially confirmed, but it's pretty common knowledge in those circles, I would think, though even those circles are mostly long dead or vanished, the JL era was a decade ago.
Thank you for the info. That makes sense. Like you said guys like him dont retire. I wonder why wiki has him as the current leader. They gotta update that. There is so little know about the guy it's interesting to me.
Charles Bowden "Murder City" and 'El Sicario", and Diana Valdez Washington "The Killing Fields"
I would guess he would be closer to 45 if he was still alive. This was also before the instagram era of narcos, or right as that shifted, and guys like him were brought up under a different generation.
Mark Bowden is who you are thinking of, Black Hawk Down, Killing Pablo, Doctor Dealer, and The Last Stone Unturned, from this year. Charles Bowden did a lot about Juarez and the Southwest, his defining work for many, which I forgot to mention is Down By The River, about the killing of a DEA agent in El Paso, during the early 1990's, and Amado Carillo's reign.