The remains of Jenni Rivera were recovered overnight near the crash site in Northern Mexico. The LearJet 25 carrying the 43-year-old regional Mexican singer and six others crashed in the mountains 60 miles south of Monterrey on Sunday. According to People en Español, La Diva de la Banda’s “unrecognizable” remains were transferred to the Hospital Universitario in the capital of Monterrey.
Additional passengers' remains were also found. Mexican authorities and the National Transportation Safety Board will continue to investigate the cause of the accident and recover items at the scene in Nuevo Leon. The cause for the crash is still under investigation, but reports confirm that the private jet’s fuel system suffered a malfunction back in 2005.
During the investigation, Jenni’s family didn’t give up hope of finding her alive. “We are 95 percent certain that only bad news can come from this, but miracles exist and we remain hopeful that she may be alive,” said her brother Pedro Rivera Jr. to the press.
Jenni’s family plans to lay her body to rest soon. Pedro expressed to E! Online, “As soon as they get the bodies out and we receive the news that they're there, all the family is going to fly over there and bring our sister back.”