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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  1. Evelyn

    I am latina and I live in NYC, never heard any of her music on the three known spanish FM stations. I knew of her once last year when she made headline on Telemundo for beating up a fan at one of her concert, but that's about it. And from there to being a DIVA.. don't know how they automatically put her in that category. It is tragic the way she died, but hey people die everyday and horribly.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Corina

    I'm Mexican-American as well as Jenni & I truly admired her as a singer, woman & mother. I'm fortunate two have two cultures & listen to both English & Spanish music. I'm sad of her death as I loved her music & was a fan of hers. My condolences to the Rivera family, specially her children. She will be missed...

    December 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anna

    Just to make it clear. Jenni Rivera was born in Long Beach California she is well known for defending the abuse womens and single women. To make it more clear she it was very popular here in the USA and Mexico and other Countrys she has even sold more cds then American singers. Even to sold out concerts at the Staple Centers in L.A C.A. Also she was one of the most powerful womens. She also is known because she used to surprised her fans to visit them at hospitals to even donate money for the children with Cancer and womens abuse. His brother Lupillo Rivera is very popular he sings music too. I belive she it was ganna have a show on TV for abc, but of course thats not ganna happen no more i hope this info was helpful for those who didnt know who Jenni Rivera was...My condolence for the Riveras family...

    December 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Who Cares

      "To make it more clear she it was very popular here in the USA"

      She was very popular to a very very small, select group of people. The majority of the US never heard of her.

      December 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • SK

      To Who Cares
      why did you bother with this comment?

      December 16, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • beto

      To Who Cares What does that have to do with it ?

      December 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mike

    Check service records of the aircraft. Find out if service and parts were installed in Mexico.
    Many aircraft owners fly aircraft into Mexico to save labor. Many used parts of different quality are avail in Mexico as well. Aircraft do not plunge 28,000 feet with out serious flight control problems.

    December 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josu

      Why does it has to be in Mexico? the aircraft was an AMERICAN AIRCRAFT mon ami.

      December 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • MM

      the aircraft was actually a U.S. private plane she was thinking of purchasing. It was not manufactured in Mexico.

      December 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. smdh

    i dont understand why everyone has to clarify that they are hispanic or mexican and didnt know her. Why does that matter. she died people. she left children behind. she was a single mother. that is what matters. showing your ignorance right now doesnt. and the reason she is being mentioned on this article is because whether some of you like it or not she was a celebrity. the other passengers we not insignificant, they were just not known in the world of entertainment. that i have to even say that for some of you to understand is ridiculous. Rip to all passengers of this horrible accident. your are definitely in a much better place than this world of hipocracy, racism and hate.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      I agree with your comments!!!like you said this World is full of RACISM...Lets try to be better humans..

      December 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. charlieblu

    Rest in peace, Jenni.

    December 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. desi

    Let's not forget about the others who perished in this terrible accident, they also have families.

    December 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. evanqwert

    So sorry

    December 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JaJa

    Tragic,and to those who say everytrhing else but express sorrow, you should be ashamed,STOP HATE! Prey

    December 16, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  10. MLA

    Wolf mentions about those with mental illness and should they be allowed to buy weapons. . . . . . There are many many individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety or PTSD and OCD who do not commit crime.

    There are many individuals with no history of mental illness who commit horrific crime. Just saying. . . . . .

    December 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Darlene

    i couldn't believe it and i still don't want to it was something so sudden that its just hard to believe R.I.P To La Gran Senora La diva De La Banda you will be missed and my condolence goes out to her family . its hard to accept the fact that shes gone been jammin to her for the longest now

    December 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
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