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1 January 2013, 11:12 | Updated: 1 January 2013, 11:16
A year on from the discovery of a teenager on the Royal Estate at Sandringham in Norfolk, detectives are making a new appeal for information about her death.
Seventeen-year-old Alisa Dmitrijeva went missing from her home in Wisbech in August 2011. Her remains were found by a dog walker in a copse on arable land at Anmer, near Sandringham, on New Year’s Day 2012.
Detective Inspector Marie James said: “This will be a difficult time of year for Alisa’s family, and I would urge anyone with information about her disappearance and death to come forward, so we can give them some answers.
“Two men who were arrested in connection with Alisa’s death were released from their bail conditions without charge in September 2012. This does not mean that the case is closed – any new information we receive will be looked into and we are continuing to prepare a file for the coroner for inquest.”
Alisa’s grandmother has described how her family is coping now. “Last year we had hope that we would see Alisa alive – this year we have nothing. The pain a year on is still raw.
“We cannot live without the answers to so many of our questions, questions that not even the police can answer so please can the person who knows what happened to Alisa come forward. I’m worried I won’t be alive to see these people punished.
“Please help the police if you have anything to say - we believe someone is too scared to talk, but please speak up, we wait for your news.”
DI James is asking people to think back to the summer of 2011. “Whilst Alisa’s body was found at Anmer a year ago, the key time we need information on is when she was last seen at the end of August last year, and so we remain keen to hear from anyone who has any information on her movements in the King’s Lynn and Wisbech areas between Tuesday 30 August and Tuesday 6 September 2011.”