At approximately 11:40hrs on Sunday, 12 December police were called by a member of the public to reports of the body of a woman that had been found in Brunswick Park, SE5. Officers remain on scene at the location. At this early stage, the woman’s death is being treated as unexplained. While formal identification awaits, Petra’s family have been informed of this development.
Police are continuing appeals for information regarding the whereabouts of a missing senior nurse assistant from Camberwell, SE5. Petra Srncova, 32, who lives in the Camberwell area and works at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, which is next to St Thomas’s Hospital in SE1, was reported missing on Friday, 3 December by a concerned colleague. Petra is believed to have left the hospital at 19:45hrs on Sunday, 28 November, and she is thought to have been wearing a green coat and carrying a red backpack at the time.
It is believed that she withdrew money from a cashpoint, before getting on to a bus towards Elephant and Castle. She is then thought then to have changed to a new bus travelling towards her home address in Camberwell, where she was last sighted at 20:22hrs. Police have contacted her family in her native Czech Republic and they have not heard from her. Officers are growing increasingly concerned for Petra’s welfare and are asking anyone who has seen her, or has information as to her whereabouts, to make contact immediately. Detective Superintendent Clair Kelland, from the Central South Command Unit which covers the area that Petra lives in, said: “We continue to grow increasingly worried about Petra and we are doing everything we can to try and find her.
“Her disappearance is out of character and, of course, her loved ones are extremely concerned and want to know where she is. “Please think about if you’ve seen her, or maybe come into contact with her. If you have any information whatsoever, please get in touch and help us with our enquiries.” A man has been arrested in connection with her disappearance and taken into custody. He has since been bailed pending further enquiries. We are not releasing further details of this arrest at present.