Jenni Rivera’s remains found at northern Mexico plane crash site

By Daniel S Levine,

The remains of Latin American pop star Jenni Rivera have been found, after the singer’s small plane crashed Sunday morning.

Rivera, 43, had just performed in Monterey, Mexico and boarded a Learjet25 Sunday morning. According to CBSLA, the flight had taken off at 3:30 a.m. and just 10 minutes later, flight control lost all contact. The National Transportation Safety Board is helping Mexican authorities in their investigation and confirmed Monday that Rivera and the rest of the passengers were dead.

On Tuesday morning, Mexican authorities announced that her remains were found. They are being taken to a Mexican forensics facility.

The other passengers included her lawyer, publicist and the rest of the flight crew. The plane was owned by Starwood Management, which is based in Las Vegas and is now being investigated by authorities.

Rivera was popular both in the US and in Latin America and was born in southern California. According to CNN, her career took off with her 1995 debut album La Chacalosa. She was known for overcoming struggles throughout her life and had just filed for divorce earlier this year.

Just last week, Deadline had reported that she was due to star in an ABC family comedy called Jenni.



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