Official: Family has identified Rivera remains

Official: Family has identified Rivera remains

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 11: Singer Jenni Rivera performs onstage during the 11th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LARAS)

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by PORFIRIO IBARRA and GALIA GARCIA-PALAFOX

AP

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 3:05 PM

MONTERREY, Mexico -- A state official says Jenni Rivera’s family has identified the remains of the Mexican-American music star killed in plane crash.

Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene said DNA tests are still pending. The singer’s remains will be given to the family once the tests are completed in coming days.

Officials said earlier that two state police officers had been arrested on suspicion of stealing unspecified items from the scene of the plane crash that killed Rivera.

The Nuevo Leon state government says authorities found images of the scene on the smartphone of one of the officers, who is 23, while trying to determine now the Mexican media got photographs of the secured site, including images of body parts and personal documents.

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