Police have charged a 46 year old man with murder in connection to the death of Alena Grlakova
Gary Arthur Allen, of HMP Doncaster, has been remanded into custody and will appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this morning (9 October), charged with murder.
On Monday 8 April, Alena’s body was found on land just off Taylors Lane, Parkgate and a murder inquiry was launched.
Alena, 38, was reported missing in January following concerns from her family after the last sighting of her on Boxing Day 2018.
A post-mortem examination concluded that Alena died as a result of neck injuries.
T/Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton, the Senior Investigating Officer into Alena’s disappearance and death, said: “I’d like to thank Alena’s family for their patience and support as we have carried out and continue to conduct enquiries in relation to her death.”
“Specially trained officers are supporting them at this incredibly difficult time.”
“I’d also like to thank members of the public who have come forward with information so far.
“We remain keen to hear from anyone with information, who saw Alena on Boxing Day 2018, and who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Taylors Lane area. If you can help, please contact us on one of the methods below.
“I would also ask that people are mindful of what they are posting on social media, to allow the case to progress through the courts unhindered.
“Speculation as to any details of the case could potentially harm the investigation. You could also find yourself in contempt of court, which can result in a fine or up to two years in prison.”
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 453 of 8 April 2019, speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or call our incident room directly on 01709 443540.