Mexican-American Singer Feared Dead

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say they believe they have found the wreckage of a small plane carrying Mexican-American singing superstar Jenni Rivera.

Mexican Transportation and Communications Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza told Mexican television what is left of the plane was found in northern Mexico, adding “there is nothing recognizable.”

At least five other people were on the plane, and other officials said there were no survivors. The plane was so badly damaged it was impossible to identify any of the remains.

The award winning singer was flying from Monterrey, Mexico – where she had given a concert Saturday – to the city of Toluca near Mexico City early Sunday. Officials say the plane disappeared off radar screens shortly after takeoff.

The 43-year-old Rivera was born in Long Beach, California and combined nortena, banda and other musical styles to sell 15 million records.