Support The Moscow Times!

Body of Missing Peruvian Diplomat Found

The body of a Peruvian diplomat who went missing on New Year's Day was fished out of the Moscow River on Tuesday, though police remained at a loss about what prompted the death.

Sergio Del Castillo Cebreros, 28, second secretary to the chief of the consular department of the Peruvian Embassy in Moscow, was last seen at about 6 a.m. on Jan. 1 when leaving the Rolling Stones club on the downtown Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya. He was heavily intoxicated at the time.

His body was discovered floating by Kadashyovskaya Naberezhnaya near the Novokuznetskaya metro station, some 1.2 kilometers from the club, a law enforcement source told RIA-Novosti. He was only identified by a dragon tattoo on his back, added.

A preliminary examination of the body found no signs of a violent death, said, citing another law enforcement source. Earlier, a case was opened on murder charges, punishable with up to 15 years behind bars.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.