Police Follow Up Missing Mum Leads
19 August 2011, 15:21
Police investigating the disappearance of a missing Peterborough mum are following up "significant information" from an appeal.
This morning [Friday] officers re-traced the last-known steps of Vitalija Baliutaviciene [pictured - right & below].
The 29 year old, who has a ten year old son and is originally from Lithuania, was last seen at around 5:10am on Friday the 12th August.
She has not been seen since leaving her home on Burmer Road for work in Geneva Street at that time.
Detective Inspector Martin Brunning said: "We stopped and spoke to a number of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in the area of Burmer Road, Thistlemoor Road and Lincoln Road this morning.
We wanted to know if they had been in the area at that time last week, if they had seen Vitalija or anyone acting suspiciously.
We received some significant information and will be following those lines of inquiry up today."
It is believed Vitalija, 29, was wearing light blue three-quarter length jeans, a blue denim jacket and light plimsoll trainers when she went missing.
Police now believe she may have also been carrying an umbrella.
Officers are still keen to find a distinctive brightly coloured bag that she carried.
It has been confirmed that a bag discovered in the city yesterday (Thursday) did not belong to Vitalija.
DI Brunning added: "Searches are continuing today in the area where she went missing and I am keen to hear from anyone with any information which could assist our investigation.
We are particularly keen to locate her bag which is very distinctive and looks like a butterfly pattern from a distance.
We are growing increasingly concerned for Vitalija's welfare and would urge people to think back to what they were doing at the time she disappeared. Any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be vital in finding her."
Anyone with any information is asked to call DI Brunning on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.