THE grief-stricken grandmother of murdered Wisbech teenager Alisa Dmitrijeva has issued a heart-felt plea for people to help catcher her granddaughter’s killer.
As Norfolk police continues the investigation into the murder of 17-year-old Alisa, her grandmother, Lidija Nesterova (62) issued the following tribute: “Our family has been left devastated and in a state of grief and sorrow at the sad and untimely loss of our beautiful daughter, granddaughter and sister Alisa.
“We have read about distressing things like this in the paper happening to other families but we never thought anything would happen to us.
“Our hearts have been broken in the way Alisa was taken from us and we hope no other family has to suffer as we have. Please can you help us to find out what happened to Alisa, and who is responsible for her murder. She was just little, she never deserved this.
“Alisa had just finished college and I proudly look after her certificates which she never knew she achieved. She went missing just before they were delivered. We will never know how bright her future might have been.”
Alisa’s body was found hidden in an woodland, on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, off King’s Avenue, which runs between Sandringham and Anmer, on New Year’s Day by a dog walker.
The teenager lived with her grandmother, her father Olegs and ten-year-old sister Victorija in Railway Road, Wisbech.
Alisa moved to this country two years ago and had studied an ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) course at the College of West Anglia’s Isle Campus in Wisbech.
She also studied for a brief time at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris, when she first moved to the area because there was no place for her at Wisbech’s Thomas Clarkson Community College.
Alisa was last seen getting into a bottle green Lexus GS300 saloon car with two men in Friars Street, King’s Lynn, just after midnight on August 31. The two men say they dropped her off at Asda in Wisbech.
Police are appealing for help in tracing the movements of the P-registration car between August 30 and September 6. Officers say that they know the car’s current location.
Det Chief Insp Jes Fry has also been appealing for sightings of Alisa between the same dates and also want to find her mobile phone, a LG GM360.
He said: “We are very encouraged by the 70 calls and messages we have received since we identified Alisa, these are being followed up by a team of officers making ongoing inquiries into Alisa’s disappearance and death.
“I would still ask the local communities in Wisbech and King’s Lynn to think back to the August bank holiday and following week in September last year, and to get in touch if they have any information about Alisa’s whereabouts during this time.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.