December 13th, 2012
12:56 PM ET

Jenni Rivera's remains found, turned over to family

We are just learning that the remains of music star Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash Sunday, have been identified and turned over to her family, according to a spokesman for Mexico's Nuevo Leon state.

The remains of Rivera's publicist and the plane's co-pilot were also identified. It is unclear how officials were able to identify all of the remains at this point.

We are continuing to learn more about what happened during the flight Rivera was on, including that her plane plunged from 28,000 feet, according to Mexican officials.

For more on the accident and Rivera's legacy you can read the following stories:

Jenni Rivera is mourned, but still inspires

Plane's owners tied to troubled businessman

 

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October 13th, 2011
03:25 PM ET

Mexican authorities: 7 killed in state prison riot, fire

[Updated at 4:54 p.m. ET] At least seven inmates were killed and 20 were injured Thursday in a prison riot in the Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon, authorities said.

Four of the inmates burned to death after inmates set mattresses on fire during the riot, which began around 8 a.m., firefighter Guillermo de Leon Delgado said.

It took firefighters nearly an hour to control the blaze, he said.

Three inmates died of stab wounds, state spokesman Jorge Domene told reporters.

The riot occurred in the Cadereyta prison, located in the Monterrey metropolitan area.

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