Sandringham Estate soil clue to woman's murder
The unique make-up of soil found on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate where the body of a young woman was found dumped could help track her killer, police said today.
Norfolk police revealed today that they had found the car in which the victim Alisa Dmitrijeva, was last seen in August last year. The body of the Latvian teenager who lived in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, was later discovered by a dog walker on the estate on January 1.
Officers are now trying to match the soil with samples taken from the car, which was recovered from a scrapyard in her home town.
The potential breakthrough came after a forensic palynologist – which examines spores and pollen - discovered that a sample of soil around the body had a very rare composition of fungi spores.
Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry, who is leading the enquiry, said: “This may take several weeks to analyse and if a link is identified, it could be a significant step forward in the enquiry.”
He said former friends and associates of the teenager would be re-interviewed in the coming days.
Duchess of Alba dead: Billionaire Spanish duchess who lived life by her own rules, dies at 88
New York snowstorm: Death toll rises to 10 as residents battle with further snowfall
These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
Chelsea balcony collapse: Two people dead and six injured in London
Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 'Not suppost to cry': 9-year-old lists the worst things about being a boy
- 2 Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
- 3 Iggy Azalea responds to Eminem rape lyrics: 'I'm bored of old men threatening young women'
- 4 These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
- 5 Pastafarian former porn star Asia Lemmon allowed to wear colander in driving licence photo