British Police Identify Body Found on Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Family Estate in Sandringham as Missing Latvian Student Alisa Dmitrijeva
The mystery is finally over of the body discovered on New Year’s Day by a dog walker on the British Royal Family’s estate in Sandringham. Detectives have determined that the remains found are that of missing 17 year old Latvian student Alisa Dmitrijeva who went missing from her home in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, in August 2011, approximately 25 miles from where her body was found. Dmitrijeva was last seen in Friars Street, King’s Lynn, on 31 August and was reported missing by a family member a week later. The body was identified using palm records and DNA testing.
Norfolk police say the remains are those of Alisa Dmitrijeva, a 17-year-old Latvian student who went missing from her home in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, in August.
The teenager’s family, who moved to the UK three years ago, said in a statement that they were devastated by the news and asked to be allowed to grieve in private.
Police said the body, found in woodland at Anmer, near Sandringham, west Norfolk, had been identified using palm records and DNA testing.
Dmitrijeva was last seen in Friars Street, King’s Lynn, on 31 August. She was reported missing by a family member a week later.
British police have not yet said what caused her death, but said detectives are “investigating the murder.”
Police are investigating activities that occurred around the site between the end of August and the end of September, Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry said in a statement.
“We would like to identify people who may have worked in that area or were involved in organizing or running any specific events that may have taken place,” he said.