Top photo: Learjet 25 crash scene
Mid Photo: Partial Remains of Jenni Rivera released by Cuartoscuro dot com
By H. Nelson Goodson
December 11, 2012
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico - The partial remains depicting and believed to be of Mexican-American superstar banda and norteña singer Jenni Rivera, 43, were released to the public through a photograph by Cuartoscuro dot com. The photo shows what is believed to be a part of Rivera's hair line attached to skin and facial muscle. Cuartoscuro is claiming that it was taken at the crash scene where the Learjet, Rivera and her companions were traveling crashed. Mexican authorities have said, Rivera and her four companions including the two pilots died at the crash and their remains were difficult to recognize due to the impact of the crash causing an explosion and fire that disintegrated them on impact.
Authorities said that they believe, the Learjet 25 was flying at an altitude of 28,000 feet when it lost control and then plunged vertically (45 degree angle) in excess of 600 miles an hour before crashing into the side of a mountain in Iturbe. The crash was disastrous and the moments before the in initial impact, the passengers including Rivera must have been terrified to know they would be instantly killed.
On Sunday, both Alejandro Argudín, the General Director for the Civil Aeronautics and Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, the Secretary of Communications and Transportation (SCT) confirmed, that the early Sunday crash of Learjet 25 was a complete total making it difficult to recognize the plane or any of the burnt human remains of the four passengers, two pilots including Rivera of Encino, CA at the scene.
A forensic team returned to the crash site on early Tuesday to continue to gather and identify the remains of the victims by getting DNA evidence. The investigation was suspended yesterday due to weather conditions.
On early Sunday, a U.S. Learjet 25 (N345MC) owned by Starwood Management crashed in the Sierra de Galeana mountains near the capitol of Nuevo León around 3:15 a.m. with seven people including Rivera, according to SCT.
Rivera had performed on Saturday night at the Monterrey Arena in front of 16,000 fans and was headed to Toluca when the plane that she and her attorney, representative and several make-up/manicure aides were traveling in disappeared 10 minutes after taking off from Monterrey and crashed.
Rivera (Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra) including both pilots, Miguel Pérez and Alejandro Torres and four other passengers Alberto Rivera Saavedra, Mario Macias, Jacob Llenares and Gerardo N. were killed in the crash.
Rivera is a three time Latin Grammy Award nominee who is known for her banda and norteña music genres. She also gained popularity when a Jenni Rivera sex video became public.
Rivera had just signed a deal with ABC to star in a comedy sitcom called "Jenni". She also became the first Latina artist to host her own reality show and had launched a clothing and cosmetics line.
Rivera became pregnant at the age of 15 and went through an abusive relationship ending in a divorce of her first marriage in 1992 with José Trinidad Marín and her second marriage with Juan López also ended in divorced. She then married Esteban Loaiza (a major league basball player) in 2010, but recently filed for divorce in 2012.
In 2006, Marín was convicted for molesting both Chiquis, his daughter and sister-in-law Rosie, then 16. Marín was a fugitive for two years until he was taken into custody. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Recent allegations by a relative revealed that Rivera's daughter Chiquis had gotten involved with Rivera's third husband, which resulted in filing for a divorce. The mother-daughter relationship soon deteriorated between Chiquis and her over the allege sexual relationship with Rivera's third husband, Loaiza. Chiquis denied the allegations of a sexual relationship with Loaiza.
Mexican authorities continue their investigation into what caused the accident. The plane was found at the property of El Tejocote ranch in the municipality of Iturbe in the state of Nuevo León.
Rivera's funeral is expected to take place in Los Angeles.