Family: No dispute over State Fair victim


INDIANAPOLIS - The family of one of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse victims says there was never any dispute over her remains.

Several online reports claimed that Christina Santiago's partner and her family were involved in a dispute over her body. But in a statement issued via Wishard Hospital Wednesday, Alisha Brennan's family says there was no disagreement.

Brennan, who is Santiago's fiancée and partner, remains hospitalized with critical injuries.

This is the statement from Alisha Brennan's family:

"The family does not wish to conduct any interviews at this time. Alisha Marie Brennan and the family of Christina Santiago are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support following this unfortunate tragedy. It is our hope that people will continue to keep us in their thoughts and prayers. We, as a family, have continually and will continue to work together, without conflict to get through this trying time. There is not now, nor has there ever been, any disagreement as to the manner in which Christina will be honored for the amazing woman that she was. We ask that people respect our time of bereavement and continue to remember and honor her in a solely positive light."

Meanwhile, Amigas Latinas, the organization Santiago worked for, has posted a moving tribute to her on their website. Read it here.

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