Body found on royal estate ID'd

Jan. 8, 2012 at 6:18 PM

SANDRINGHAM, England, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A body found on the British royal family's estate in Sandringham, England, was that of a missing teenage girl, police say.

Norfolk County police said it had been determined through DNA testing and prints that the remains found in a wooded area by a dog walker on New Year's Day are those of Alisa Dmitrijeva, 17, a student who had disappeared from her home in Wisbech in August, The Guardian reported Sunday. Police said Dmitrijeva had moved to England with her family from Latvia three years ago, the newspaper said.

The cause of death wasn't reported.

Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry said he would be consulting with police Cambridgeshire who had been trying to locate the teenager as investigators try to determine the circumstances surrounding her death.

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