The grieving grandmother of Alisa Dmitrijeva has spoken of her disappointment with the Crown Prosecution Service for not pursuing a case.
Lydija Nesterova paid tribute to her “trusting” and sociable granddaughter shortly after assistant coroner David Osborne recorded a narrative verdict in a “tragic, sad and troubling case” at an inquest in King’s Lynn on Monday.
The 17-year-old’s decomposing and partially-clothed body was found in woodland on the Sandringham Estate by a man and his son on January 1, 2012, four months after she had gone missing.
Two key witnesses, Robertas Lukosius, 34, and Lauras Boiko, 30, who had been with Alisa on the evening of her disappearance, were invited to appear at the inquest but could not be traced.
They had been questioned by police and released without charge.
The inquest heard detailed evidence into the police investigation which traced the location of mobile phones.
Mrs Nesterova, speaking through an interpreter, also disputed allegations of “trading in drugs” which were made against Alisa by the two men in their statements.
She said: “I don’t understand why the CPS made the decision not to proceed with this as everyone has been astonished with the amount of evidence which has become available to us.
“She was trusting. She had a lot of girlfriends and friends, perhaps too many.”
Mrs Nesterova also said her granddaughter had been working hard at college.