Police in England have reported a possible breakthrough in the death of Latvian teenager Alisa Dmitrijeva, whose body was discovered on land in West Norfolk owned by the British royal family.
The 17-year-old’s body was found Jan. 1 on the Sandringham Estate northeast of London. She had been missing since August.
A bottle-green Lexus GS300 that Dmitrijeva was last seen in on Aug. 31 was recovered in January in a scrap yard in the Wisbech area and is being examined by police, according to a press release from Norfolk Constabulary. Forensic specialists are looking at soil and debris samples found in the vehicle and comparing them to samples from the area where the girl’s body was found.
“This may take several weeks to analyze and if a link is identified, it could be a significant step forward in the inquiry,” said Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry, who is leading the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team.
A forensic palynologist, who specializes in identifying pollen and spores, has indicated that a very rare composition of spores from fungi were found where Dmitrijeva’s body was discovered.
Dmitrejeva and her family moved to Great Britain in 2009 and became part of the Eastern European community in the King’s Lynn and Wisbech areas.
Anyone with information in the Dmitrijeva case may contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team at Norfolk Constabulary on +44 01953 424242, or Crimestoppers UK at +41 800 555 111.
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