Medical examiners are yet to officially identify the body of Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna as well as those of four others who died in the crash near LA, officials have said.
The bodies of Lakers star Bryant was recovered alongside the remains of all nine of those involved in the crash.
Bryant’s body was officially identified along with three others using fingerprints, two days after their helicopter crashed into a rugged hillside northwest of the city.
Earlier on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the coroner’s office confirmed all nine bodies have been retrieved from the site and “transported to the department’s forensic science centre” for examination.
The bodies of pilot Ara Zobayan, baseball coach John Altobelli and Sarah Chester have also been identified.
But the remaining five including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna have not yet been officially identified.
The other passengers on the flight, who have not yet been officially identified, have been named as Altobelli’s wife Keri, and their daughter Alyssa, who played basketball at the same club as Gianna.
The death of Bryant, a five-time NBA champion for the LA Lakers and double Olympic gold medalist, has shocked the world, with tributes continuing to pour in.