Now, her family has decided to speak out on the loss of their loved one.
"We are feeling devastated. It's a devastation to the family," her brother, Pedro Rivera Jr., told E! News outside of the family's home in Lakewood, Calif.
"We were having a beautiful morning and then we received the news from my brother. 'Go see mom because we can't find Jenni's plane, we don't know what's happened to her.'"