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Alena Grlakova death: Murder charge over woman found in dried-out stream

Alena Grlakova Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Alena Grlakova was last seen on Boxing Day last year

A 46-year-old man has been charged with murdering a mother-of-four whose naked body was found in a dried-out stream.

Alena Grlakova, 38, was last seen on Boxing Day 2018 and was reported missing in January.

Her body was discovered in a stream bed near Taylors Lane, Rotherham, on 8 April.

Gary Allen, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody by magistrates in Sheffield until Friday when he is due to appear at the city's crown court.

Ms Grlakova's body was found near the Fitzwilliam Arms Hotel, which was the last place she was seen alive.

A post-mortem examination found she died as a result of neck injuries.

Det Ch Insp Mark Oughton, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "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."

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