Body of Peruvian diplomat found in Moscow



Sergio Del Castillo was last seen leaving a nightclub in Moscow on January 1st.

The body of Peruvian diplomat Sergio Alonso del Castillo Cebreros, who had disappeared in Russia’s capital on New Year’s Eve, was found today in a canal of the Moscow river, according to police sources.

The diplomat’s body was found in the waters of the canal near the Kadeshashévskaya boardwalk, not far from the nightclub where he was seen for the last time, the police told the Interfax agency.

“The diplomat was able to be identified by a tattoo,” accorind to another police source cited by Russian news agency Itar-Tass.

The official version of the story was slightly more conservative and was delivered by the Russian general attorney’s office, whose spokesperson, Vladimir Markin, indicated that a man’s body was found today, “presumably, that of the second secretary of the embassy of Peru to the Russian Federation, Sergio Alonso.”

He added that the body “does not show lesions” and that “the cause of death, as well as confirmation of identity, will be established through forensics.”

The diplomat’s father, Sergio del Castillo, confirmed the news to elcomercio.pe but declined to give further comment.

Del Castillo was seen alive for the last time in the early morning hours of January 1, when he was exiting the “Rolling Stones” nightclub, located on the shore of the Moscow river. The 29-year-old Peruvian diplomat had been in the foreign service in Moscow for two years at the time of his disappearance.