As millions of fans continue to mourn the death of celebrated Mexican singer José José, his eldest children say they do not know where his body is.
They say they have visited the funeral home in Miami where they expected his body to be but did not see it or find a death certificate.
They accuse their half-sister, Sarita, and her mother of hiding the body.
The singer, known as the Prince of Song, died on Saturday. He had sold more than 100 million albums.
José Joél and Marysol Sosa Noreña – his children by one of his three wives – say when they arrived on Sunday at the funeral home where they thought his wake would be held, they were told their father’s body was not there, AFP news agency reports.
“At this point in time, we don’t know where his remains are, we have the right to see the body. We want to know if José José, our father, has died,” José Joél is quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
José Joél posted a message for his sister Sara on Twitter (in Spanish), asking her to get in touch and to let him and his sister know where their father’s body was.