Brazilian military authorities said Sunday that search boats in the Atlantic Ocean found 17 bodies of passengers that were on board the Air France plane with 228 people on board that crashed last week Sunday.
Air Force Col. Henry Munhoz confirmed that four of the bodies were men and four were women, according to the Associated Press. He did not immediately provide information about the gender of the other bodies.
In addition, “hundreds” of other belongings and personal items were located by Brazilian naval teams and are being looked after for delivery to the families, Munhoz added.
All 216 passengers and 12 crew members are believed to have perished.
Colonel Munhoz said the finds conclude that the Air France jet went down last Sunday night, and they hope it will end speculation over what exactly happened to the plane.