UK police identify body found on queen's estate

January 8, 2012 - 10:08 AM

LONDON (AP) — British detectives investigating the murder of a woman whose remains were found on the queen's estate say they have identified the victim as a 17-year-old missing girl.

Norfolk Police say the decomposed body was that of Alisa Dmitrijeva, who was reported missing from home in August.

The body was found by a dog walker on New Year's Day in woodland three miles (five kilometers) from the royal residence at Sandringham House.

Sandringham, in rural Norfolk, is a vast estate where Queen Elizabeth II and her family traditionally gather to celebrate the holiday season. The royal family is not implicated in the crime in any way.