ALISA Dmitrijeva was due to enrol as a student at the College of West Anglia’s King’s Lynn campus at about the time she disappeared.
The pretty 17-year-old had previously studied at the college’s Wisbech campus and was expected to continue her studies by enrolling on a business course at King’s Lynn.
Police had previously contacted the college following Alisa’s disappearance back in September.
College principal David Pomfret, in a statement issued on Sunday after the body was identified as Alisa, said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news about Alisa.
“For someone so young with her whole life ahead of her to die in such tragic circumstances is a terrible thing.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.”
Alisa was a student on an ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) course between September 2010 and June 2011 at the college’s Isle campus in Wisbech.
Prior to this, she had also studied English at the college one day a week in 2009-10 while still at school.
“According to her tutors, Alisa was well-liked and got on very well with her classmates.
“She worked hard to improve her English and her teachers were really pleased when she successfully completed her English and maths qualifications last summer.”