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.'"
Rivera continued, "That's when it started, really early at nine in the morning. I came to my mom's house. We started getting the news. Then at around 5 p.m., we got confirmation that she was gone. It was so painful."
Pedro tells E! News that the whole family is together now, except for his brother Lupillo, who is currently in North Carolina and flying out tomorrow, and that they're planning to fly out to Mexico once the family receives more information.
"When we do find out what has happened with the body, because they have to get it out of the woods there. As soon as they get the bodies out and we receive the news that they're there, all the family is gonna fly over there and bring our sister back."
"We don't know how to thank you for all the love you gave to Jenni and to all the family. It is just so special to have you guys as fans," Rivera added.
"Life is like that. We live and we die. We may be sad, but when God has the last word for all of us in our last days, it's time to go. And this was the way Jenni had to go."