Missing Mum - Second Arrest & Appeal
2 September 2011, 13:19
A second person has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Peterborough mother, as Police issue an appeal to locate a van.
The 39 year old woman, who is from the local area, was arrested in Peterborough at around 8:30am this morning on suspicion of assisting an offender.
She is being held at Thorpe Wood Police Station.
It's in connection with the disappearance of 29 year old Vitalija Baliutaviciene [pictured - below], who was last seen leaving her home in Burmer Road early on the morning of Friday 12th August.
The arrest comes after authorities in Lithuania arrested a 46 year old man, at the request of Cambridgeshire Police, on suspicion of kidnapping and murdering Vitalija.
He is being held in Lithuania and awaiting extradition to the UK.
Police say they are keeping an open mind as to whether Vitalija is still alive.
Meanwhile, Police have released details of a vehicle they want to track the movements of on the morning of Vitalija's disappearance.
It is believed to have been in Peterborough on the day Vitalija went missing.
It is a light green Mercedes Vito van [pictured - bottom], registration number ANU 666.
The vehicle is registered in Lithuania so features a blue sticker with the letters LT on the number plate.
Detective Inspector Martin Brunning [pictured - left] said: "We are releasing details of a vehicle because we are keen to trace its movements on the morning of August 12.
We are keen to find out where this vehicle was between 5am and 10am on that morning, the day Vitalija went missing.
This is a very distinctive registration and I'm sure people will remember if they saw it.
I would urge people to think back to that morning three weeks ago.
Did you see the van?
Where was it?
Was it being driven or was it parked up?
If you have seen a vehicle matching this description, please call police.
Any information, no matter how small, could help find Vitalija."
Anyone with any information should call DI Brunning on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.