Alisa Dmitrijeva: Norfolk police pass case of Wisbech student found dead on Royal Estate at Sandringham to coroner
14:16 13 August 2014
Despite what police leading the hunt for her killer called “exhaustive enquiries” killer, no-one has been charged in connection with her death.
Today police said an inquest into her death would open at King’s Lynn County Court, on September 15. A full hearing will be held at a later date.
Alisa, 17, went missing from her home in Railway Road, Wisbech in August 2011.
Her remains were found by a dog walker in woodland at Anmer, near Sandringham, on New Year’s Day 2012 - while the Queen was enjoying her annual winter break at nearby Sandringham House. Today Det Insp Marie James, of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: “Despite exhaustive enquiries the decision has been made to pass the case through the Her Majesty’s Coroner for an inquest.
“The police investigation into this case will remain open and any new information or leads will be followed up and acted upon.”
Forensic experts took more than a week to identify Alisa’s partially-clothed body, which was found in a shooting covert.
The last-known sighting of Alisa was in Friar’s Street, King’s Lynn, in the early hours of Wednesday, August 31, 2011, when she was seen in a green Lexus car with two men.
Her death was treated as suspicious. The car was later traced and two men were arrested in May 2012 but later released without charge.
Alisa was cremated and her remains taken back to Latvia, where they were interred in a cemetery in the Baltic country’s capital Riga, where she spent her childhood.