So sad. Jenni’s remains have been identified and returned to her family on Thursday Dec. 13.
Jenni Rivera’s family held out hope that the singer was still alive, despite initial reports that Jenni was one of seven killed in a plane crash on Dec. 9. Sadly, their hopes were dashed on Thursday Dec. 13 when her remains were identified and returned to the family.
The remains of Jenni’s publicist and the plane’s co-pilot have also been identified, a government spokesman for Mexico’s Nuevo Leon state told CNN.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Details On The Plane Crash
Sadly, it’s been reported that the plane crash was anything but pleasant. “The plane practically nosedived,” Mexican transportation official Gerardo Ruiz Esparaza said. “The impact must have been terrible.”
The plane fell at a 45-degree angle and landed 1.2 miles from where it ultimately began plummeting. Tragically, the cause of the crash is still unknown.
The 78-year-old pilot of the plane is causing concern for the investigators, but Gerardo says that he had a valid Mexican pilot’s license despite his age.
No emergency call was made before the crash, Alejandro Argudin, head of Mexico’s civil aviation agency, told Radio Formula. He also noted that investigators weren’t sure if the plane contained flight data recorders.
Jenni’s Mom Didn’t Want To Believe Her Daughter Died
Before tests confirmed finding Jenni’s body, her mother Rosa Saavedra was holding out hope.
“I still trust God that perhaps the body isn’t hers,” Jenni’s mother said in a press conference Dec. 11, believing it could have been another woman’s body at the crash site. “We’re hoping it’s not true, that perhaps someone took her and left another woman there.”
Sadly, it appears to be time for the family to move on and make peace with the situation.
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— Chris Rogers
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