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Jenni Rivera's Remains Identified in Mexico
By Judy Cantor-Navas, L.A. ,  Billboard

Billboard -- Four days after the private plane carrying Jenni Rivera and six others crashed in Northern Mexico, the remains of the bodies have been positively identified.

The Forensic Medical Service of Monterrey, Mexico has confirmed that remains of one of the bodies found on the site of the fatal crash belonged to the Regional Mexican superstar. The singer's remains have been cremated and given to Rivera's brother, the corridos singer Lupillo Rivera, said Jorge Domene, a spokesman for Nuevo Leon, on Thursday.

Crash Investigation Raises Questions Over Airplane Owner, Pilot

Lupillo Rivera will take his sister's remains to their mother in Long Beach, California, according to Mexico's Radio Formula.

On Wednesday, Lupillo and his brothers Juan and Gustavo took a helicopter to Rancho El Tejocote, the scene of the accident, in search of their sister's belongings, according to a report in the newspaper La Vanguardia. The brothers placed a wooden cross at the site where Rivera died.

The six other passengers of the plane, including the plane's pilots, and Rivera's stylist, publicist, make-up artist and attorney, have also been positively identified as those who died in the crash.

Teresa Aguilera in Mexico City contributed to this report.

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Dec 15, 2012 11:08AM
I've never met her nor seen her in one of her concerts, I could not afford it but I really like her music.  When I heard the news I simply could not believe it.  I could not accept what happened up until now.  I really felt so bad and it crushed me to see and hear what happened to her, I feel the pain her family is going through and especially of her when she was in the plane moments before the crash.  I really wish it never happened, I feel bad for her kids but I do know that their uncles will look out for them.  I would.  I didn't appreciate the fact the people twitting false information to her kids like that.  Just remember that this life is short, we are all passing by here on Earth, and we will soon have to render our sins to the creator one day when we are in front of him!  I really wish I met her! Descansa en paz y como dijo su papa, alratito nos vemos a ya con Dios y Jesus!  Mi mas sinceros pesames para toda su familia, que Dios los ayude, los cuiden, y que sigan adelante triunfando siempre!
Dec 14, 2012 10:20PM

im sending all my prays to the rivera family im so sorry for your lots she will be misses a lot ..  i really in enjoy her songs.... so reast in peac jenni..........


Dec 14, 2012 8:40PM
R.I.P. Jenny Rivera Our Long Beach Queen!! 
Dec 14, 2012 1:44AM
This article is wrong she hasn't been cremated nor will she be cremated because she did not want that
Dec 14, 2012 1:27AM
that also goes for that someone as well..........
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