CCTV released of man detectives want to speak to in connection to Alena Grlakova

Date published: 09 May 2019 10:02
Dated: 09 May 2019 10:37:27

Do you recognise the man seen in this CCTV footage? Detectives want to speak to him in connection to the death of Alena Grlakova in Rotherham.

Alena, 38, was reported missing in January of this year. She was last seen on Boxing Day 2018 in the Parkgate area, and her body was found last month, on Monday 8 April, on land just off Taylors Lane.

Officers want to speak to the man pictured in the footage – he could be able to assist with their ongoing enquiries. 

The man can be seen just before 10.25pm on Wednesday 26 December, walking through the Asda car park on Taylors Lane, in front of Floors Today and then heading towards Broad Street. 

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton, leading the investigation, said: “Alena was last seen leaving the Fitzwilliam Arms Hotel earlier that evening and could still have been in the area, therefore it is vital we identify this man and speak to him as he could hold important information. 

“As the investigation progresses we also remain keen to hear from anyone who could help with the following: 

- Did you see Alena on Boxing Day 2018 in the Parkgate area? She was last seen leaving the Fitzwilliam Arms Hotel, Taylors Lane, walking towards Rawmarsh Hill. 

- Earlier in the evening, she was seen with a man on Scrooby Lane, walking towards Mangham Road, was that you? Were you with Alena that evening? 

- Have you seen any of Alena’s clothing discarded in the area? She was last seen wearing a thin black sweatshirt with ‘Little Black Sweat’ written on it in white, black tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down the side and black sliders. She was also wearing clip-in hair extensions. These items have not been recovered. 

- Between Boxing Day 2019 and Monday 8 April 2019, have you seen anything unusual or anyone acting suspiciously in the area? 

If you recognise the man in the footage, or have any information that could help, please contact us on one of the methods detailed below. Thank you.” 

- Call 101 quoting incident number 543 of 8 April 2019
- Speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111
- Pass information to detectives in our incident room on 01709 555111
- Submit information online via the Police Major Incident Public Reporting Site here –

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