Official: Family has identified Rivera remains

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FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera speaks during an interview in Los Angeles. The remains of Mexican-American music star Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in Mexico on Sunday, were headed back to the United States after being identified by her family, state officials of the Mexican State of Nueva Leon said Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
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FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera speaks during an interview in Los Angeles. The remains of Mexican-American music star Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in Mexico on Sunday, were headed back to the United States after being identified by her family, state officials of the Mexican State of Nueva Leon said Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) β€” 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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