THE tragic final moments of Lokomotiv Moscow player Alexey Lomakin have been revealed, as the teenager staggered across a snowy park before falling in a river.
The young football star, 18, froze to death after a night of drinking with a friend, with initial evidence suggested he died of hypothermia in temperatures of around -7C.
FCLM4 Alexey Lomakin died last week after a night of drinking with a friend
Now, disturbing CCTV footage – that we've opted not to show – highlights a fox dragging the dead footballer’s jacket on a path after removing it from the scene of his death.
Police subsequently found the jacket which included his identification documents around 100 feet from the body, say reports.
Forensic experts are now examining his remains amid evidence from his mother Irina that he used drug Tropicamide which led to “inappropriate behaviour”, say reports in Moscow.
The medication is used to dilate the eye pupil but there have been claims of its abuse as a recreational drug in Russia.
YouTube4 CCTV footage now appears to show a fox dragging Alexey Lomakin's jacket moments after his death in a snowy field, near an icy river
The player’s friend, Ivan, said the pair had been drinking but was unable to account for their movements before Lamakin staggered alone across the park.
There are reports they had a row with a taxi driver and he "threw them out" of the car before reaching their destination.
A law enforcement source said: “A man was walking his dog on the shore of Gorodnya River [in Moscow].
“He came across a body. His lower part was lying in water and the upper was lying on the shore.