from: wftv.com, Orlando
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —
Anton Alferov, 34, was arrested for disturbing the peace in Mexico last week, but then died in jail. Now his death is under investigation.
"It looks like a story somebody made up. It looks like a very scary situation, like some movie or something," said Samik Tadjiev while talking about the death of his friend.
A cloud of mystery hangs over the death of Alferov, a talented acrobat who, up until recently, performed for Cirque du Soleil and in SeaWorld's "Odyssea" show.
"He loved what he did," said Tadjiev.
Alferov recently left Orlando and went to Acapulco, Mexico, trying to create his own circus show there.
Friends said he was popular in the town and had received the backing of several well-known people, until his arrest last week.
"They don't know exactly what happened, how he ended up in jail," said Tadjiev.