It is two years since the body of Latvian teenager Alisa Dmitrijeva was discovered in woodland on the Queen’s Sandringham estate and, in an emotive appeal, the family have released this image of her grave in her home country.
The hope is this fresh appeal will spark a reaction from within the Eastern European community as it is believed this is where the clues lie to tracking down the 17-year-old’s killer or killers.
Alisa, who lived with family in Wisbech, was last seen alive on August 31, 2011, at 12.15am after getting in a green Lexus with two men in King’s Lynn who told police they had later dropped her near the Asda store in Wisbech. Police believe she attended a beach party at Snettisham that weekend.
Her partially clothed body was discovered on the Sandringham estate in January, 2012 and, two years later, police have now revealed some of Alisa’s clothes were never recovered, including her jeans and top.
While Alisa’s killers have never been found, her body lies at peace in a cemetery in her native Latvia but mystery still surrounds her death.
Detectives believe the answers lie with the eastern European community and are appealing to them to come forward.
Det Insp Marie James said: “I am still hopeful we will establish how she died but I need the public’s help. Her family is heartbroken and don’t know what happened.”
“She socialised with people from Latvia, Lithuania and Russia and I think this community in particular can help me.”
In a new move, police have issued an appeal to trace some of her missing clothes. She had been wearing a pink jumper, light coloured jeans and a dark hooded coat on the night she disappeared but these garments, along with her mobile phone, have never been recovered.
Detectives have released pictures of some of the garments along with the missing LG GM 360 phone, which could hold vital clues to her last movements.
Police scoured the area around Anmer where Alisa’s body was found, but could not find any trace of these items. A team of officers also combed Snettisham beach. Despite extensive police inquiries and searches and a £5,000 reward, her killer/killers have not been brought to justice.
Alisa moved to this country in 2009. She attended the Cromwell Community College at Chatteris for a time and was a student at the College of West Anglia’s Isle Campus in Wisbech.
The P-registration Lexus was recovered from a Wisbech scrap yard and forensic experts searched the car.
Police arrested two men, aged 28 and 31 from Wisbech on suspicion of murder but they were released without charge following a review by the Crown Prosecution service.
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