Jeniffer Viturino

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Jeniffer Corneau Viturino
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Born (1993-05-13)13 May 1993
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died 8 April 2011(2011-04-08) (aged 17)
Parque das Naçõs neighborhood, Lisbon, Portugal
Cause of death Suicide

Jeniffer Corneau Viturino[1] (13 May 1993 – 8 April 2011)[2] was a Brazilian fashion model who died in 2011 at the age of 17.[3] She was best known for her cover appearance on the Portuguese J magazine and later known for her mysterious death ruled a suicide.[4]

Born in Brazil, Viturino moved to Portugal in 2007 and began modeling there. She won the Miss Odivelas contest in 2009,[3] and landed on the cover of the Portuguese J magazine's February 2011 issue (No. 233).[5] Her last modeling activity was a runway walking for a cosmetics brand.[3]


On the evening of 8 April 2011,[6] Viturino was found dead in Parque das Nações, a prestigious neighborhood in Lisbon.[3] She died after falling from the 15th floor of the building where she lived with her boyfriend Miguel Alves da Silva,[6] a 31-year-old businessman[7] known to have multiple wives and to be abusive to his girlfriends, according to her brother.[1] She was 17.[8]

Police concluded she committed suicide, as the evidence collected did not indicate any third party intervention. Viturino left a suicide note which asked her family for forgiveness for her action.[7] The note included some cryptic messages for her family, which her mother described to be "very vague".[3]