- Posted November 2, 2012 by
Winter Park FL 32789, Florida
American Citizen Brutally Murdered While in Custody of the Mexican Police
Orlando, FL, November 2, 2012
Anton Alferov, a 35 year old American citizen originally from Russia, has died on October 29th in the custody of Mexican police under suspicious circumstances. Although the cause of death is still unknown, Mr. Alferov received blunt-force trauma while in police custody in Acapulco, Mexico
Mr. Alferov was a professional circus athlete and worked for Sea World Orlando, FL for many years and toured with Cirque du Soleil show OVO. He moved to Acapulco, Mexico in April 2012, entering the country on a US passport. He opened an acrobatic school "Extreme-Cirque", teaching gymnastics and acrobatics. He often gave free lessons to local children at the Acapulco Sports Center.
According to Mexican authorities, Mr. Alferov was initially arrested for trespassing and while in detention “went crazy.” The allegations go further to state the Mr. Alferov threw himself against the walls and bars of the cell, finally succumbing to his “self-inflicted” wounds.
Mexican media reports that police are keeping an extremely tight lid on this case not even releasing the case number to the journalists. According to Mr. Alferov’s family and friends, he did not suffer from any mental disorders, nor had any issues with alcohol or illegal drugs.
Mr. Alferov’s family fears that the Mexican government plans to cremate his body without their permission to cover up any foul play. Mr. Alferov’s family wishes to have the body sent back to the United States so an official autopsy can be performed. The United States Embassy has been contacted to assist with this matter, and assistance is pending.
Mr. Alferov's family and friends have set up a Facebook page in his honor, "Justice for Anton Alferov." A fund has also been established in his name and the public can donate at www.giveforward.com.
Please contact the attorney for Anton Alferov’s family with press inquiries:
Louiza Tarassova, Esq.