Britain Contacted in Rozhetskin Case

Police investigating the disappearance of Russian-born U.S. businessman Leonid Rozhetskin in Latvia on March 16 said they had contacted Britain's Scotland Yard for help in the case, The Mail on Sunday reported.

The move prompted fears that Rozhetskin, a key figure in the 2003 sale of a stake in telecoms firm MegaFon and a former senior executive at Norilsk Nickel, could have been murdered, the London-based newspaper quoted Latvian police as saying.

Rozhetskin, a shareholder in London business newspaper City AM, stayed at London's Dorchester hotel a few days before his disappearance, the Mail on Sunday said.

Rozhetskin owns one-third of a Dutch consortium that owns half of City AM. Among the other shareholders in City AM is Derk Sauer, the chairman of the supervisory board of Independent Media Sanoma Magazines, the parent company of The Moscow Times.