RESULTS from samples taken from the body of a young woman found on the Queen’s estate at Sandringham on New Year’s Day have failed to provide a DNA profile and therefore the identity of the victim has not been established.
Detectives from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the woman, speculated to be missing Wisbech teenager Alisa Dmitrijeva.
Further testing is being carried out, which will take an additional 24 hours before results are available.
Officers will also look at more traditional methods of identifying the victim, which may take longer.
The body is described as a young, white, adult female, aged between 15 and 23 years old. It is estimated the body had been at the site, where it was found by a dog walker at around 4pm on Sunday, for up to four months.
Police have confirmed the dead woman was ‘probably the victim of a murder’ but would not reveal how she might have been killed or if she was clothed.
Further searches of the area around the site, off Kings Avenue in the village of Anmer near King’s Lynn, will continue today (Thursday).
Seventeen-year-old Alisa, who lived in Wisbech with her father, sister and grandmother, was last seen on August 31 in Friars Street, King’s Lynn. She was reported missing by a family member on September 6.
Since then there have been a number of unconfirmed sightings and at the start of December police offered a £5,000 reward for information on her whereabouts and posters were put up in shops and businesses across Wisbech.
Detectives have also said they want to trace the movements of a P-registered Lexus GS300 car in connection with her disappearance.