Official: Family has identified Rivera remains

Official: Family has identified Rivera remains

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LONG BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 10: A general view of atmosphere at a candellight vigil for singer Jenni Rivera on December 10, 2012 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Officials say the remains of Mexican-American music star Jenni Rivera are headed back to the United States after her family identified them as hers.

The Nuevo Leon state government announced that it had released the remains. State security spokesman Jorge Domene said earlier in the day that Rivera's family had positively identified them but there would be several days' delay while DNA tests were completed. The government didn't immediately explain the discrepancy.

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

The Nuevo Leon state government said authorities are trying to determine how the Mexican media obtained photographs of the secured site, including images of body parts and personal documents.

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