Alena Grlakova- Updated last know location
Today, officers looking for missing Rotherham woman Alena Grlakova, have released new information about where she was last seen.
T/Superintendent Iain Chorlton, leading the search for 38-year-old Alena, is now appealing for information to trace a man who she is thought to have spoken to on Boxing Day 2018.
“On Wednesday 26 December, we know that Alena was in the Travellers Inn pub on Broad Street, Rotherham, where she sat down and spoke to another man.
“Following the release of CCTV footage yesterday afternoon, we have now identified that man who has assisted us with enquiries and provided helpful information as to where Alena went next.
“We now believe that she came out of the Travellers Inn pub, turned left on to Greasbrough Road, leading on to School Street before turning right on to Scrooby Lane.
“As Alena continues walking up Scrooby Lane, we now have information to suggest that a man walked past her, in the opposite direction. The man is said to have wished Alena merry Christmas, before we believe she turned to walk back the way she had come from, towards Barbot Hall Road.
“The man we are now looking to identify and speak to is described as around 5ft 7ins – 5ft 9ins tall, of a stocky/plump build, between 30-50-years-old and wearing a dark coat and maybe a hat.
“I appreciate the description is not the most specific but I’d urge people to cast their minds back to Boxing Day evening. At that time - just after 7pm - Rotherham would no doubt have been busy with people enjoying the festive period. Did you see the man described?
“Did you see Alena? We now know that she was wearing a thin black sweatshirt with writing on which said something similar to ‘little black sweat,’ black tracksuit bottoms with white on the side and possibly sandals. She wasn’t wearing a coat.
“We’re grateful to everyone who has come forward with information so far but we still need more to piece together where Alena went next and who she may have seen or been in contact with since Boxing Day.
“If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 450 of 15 January or call our incident room directly on 01709 443540. You can also pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”