Jenni Rivera Crash Video Footage of Alleged Body Parts Sparks Outrage
By Toyin Owoseje | December 12, 2012 3:33 AM EST
A video that claims to show parts of the body of singer Jenni Rivera after her aircraft crashed in a Mexican forest has gone viral.
The two-minute clip shows graphic images purporting to be of the Mexican entertainer's burnt clothes, bloody, dismembered foot and a decomposing hand scattered on the forest floor. The authenticity of the video has not been confirmed.
Rivera, 43, was travelling in a small private jet on Sunday when it crashed in northern Mexico, US officials said.
Rescue workers said she was almost certainly dead but her family were clinging to hope, according to reports.
"We still have faith that our sister will be OK," Rivera's brother Juan said outside the family home near Long Beach, California.
"We thank God for the life that he has given my sister," said Juan Rivera, also a singer. "For all the triumphs and successes she has had, and we expect that there will be more in the future."
One viewer who watched the video said: "My condolence to her family and the others, whether this video is fake or not. The truth is she's gone and everyone else on that plane. May ur spirits rest in peace."
It is not clear what caused the crash. The authorities have not announced the recovery of any bodies.
Local reports claim that her remains were found and were taken to a forensic laboratory in Mexico.
Rivera found fame in the earlier 90s as a pioneer of the banda and norteña music genres. She has sold more than 15 million albums and was nominated multiple times at the Latin Grammys during her 17-year career.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- NFL MNF: Washington Redskins 20, Dallas Cowboys 17 (OT) [PHOTOS]
- Emma Watson Gets 'Squished' In 'Colonia Dignidad' [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MLB World Series Game 3: Kansas City Royals 3, San Francisco Giants 2 [PHOTOS]
- San Francisco Giants Beat Kansas City Royals, 3-2 In Game 7, Wins 2014 MLB World Series [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- 'The Bold And The Beautiful' Spoilers For Oct. 30, 2014: Eric Names Rick The New CEO Of Forrester Creations After Finding Out About Ridge And Caroline [WATCH VIDEO]
- 'The Originals' Season 2: Joseph Morgan Talks About Nina Dobrev's Crossover, Julie Plec Reveals Which TVD Character She Wants In Spinoff Series
- 'The Bold And The Beautiful' Spoilers For Oct. 29, 2014: Caroline Is Remorseful About What Happened To Her And Ridge While Katie Is Fuming [WATCH VIDEO]
- 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Leaked Image Of New Villain Clutching Red Lightsaber [Spoilers]
- 'The Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Bashes The Report That He Begged The Producers Not To Turn Daryl Dixon Gay
- Marvel Announces Release Dates Of 11 Upcoming Movies From 2015 To 2019
- Nokia Lumia 730 v. Sharp Aquos Crystal – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Xiaomi Becomes World’s Third Largest Smartphone Manufacturer By Dethroning Huawei
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Motorola Droid Turbo: Comparsion On Processor, Software And Battery
- Nexus 6, 9 Buyers on November Release Will Enjoy These 3 Killer Lollipop 5.0 Features First
- Australia Special Forces Await 'Delayed' Iraqi Visas Before Joining ISIS Fight
- ISIS Has Been Equipped With Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles