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19 January 2012, 14:38
The grandmother of a Wisbech teenager found dead at a royal estate in Norfolk has paid tribute to her granddaughter.
The body of 17 year old Alisa Dmitrijeva [pictured - right] was found at the Queen's Sandringham estate on New Years Day by a dog walker.
The scene was immediately cordoned off and a forensic examination was carried out.
A DNA profile and a palm print later identified the remains as those of Alisa, who was reported missing from Wisbech on 6 September 2011.
Alisa, who was originally from Lativa, was last seen in King's Lynn on the 31st of August 2011.
Alisa's grandmother has released the following tribute: "Our family has been left devastated and in a state of grief and sorrow at the sad and untimely loss of our beautiful daughter, granddaughter and sister Alisa.
We have read about distressing things like this in the paper happening to other families but we never thought anything would happen to us.
Our hearts have been broken in the way Alisa was taken from us and we hope no other family has to suffer as we have.
Please can you help us to find out what happened to Alisa, and who is responsible for her murder.
She was just little, she never deserved this.
Alisa had just finished college and I proudly look after her certificates which she never knew she achieved.
She went missing just before they were delivered. We will never know how bright her future might have been."
Investigations at Norfolk Police are continuing into Alisa's death.
Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are very encouraged by the 70 calls and messages we have received since we identified Alisa, these are being followed up by a team of officers making ongoing inquiries into Alisa’s disappearance and death.
I would still ask the local communities in Wisbech and King’s Lynn to think back to the August bank holiday and following week in September last year, and to get in touch if they have any information about Alisa’s whereabouts during this time.
We particularly want to hear from members of the Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian communities who may have known Alisa.
We have had multi-lingual posters put up in key locations to encourage people to come forward."
Anyone with any information relating to the incident is asked to contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team at Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.