UK: police focus on missing women in Sandringham remains case
Summary of story from The Guardian, January 4, 2012
DNA analysis on human remains found on New Year’s Day on the UK’s royal estate at Sandringham has so far not identified the victim, profiled as a female aged between 15 and 23.
Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry of Norfolk Police said “We will be focusing on all local missing persons and then spread our catchment area depending on how our investigation goes.
“Part of the post-mortem will try to establish the identification through fingerprints or DNA which may help us identify who the victim is more quickly. Hopefully in the next day or so we will have a good idea who we are dealing with and that may open fresh lines of inquiry.”
The body at Sandringham was discovered by a dog walker shortly after 4pm on New Year’s Day in woods on farmland in Anmer, near King’s Lynn. Anmer is on the 20,000-acre (8,000-hectare) estate, about three miles from the main gate of Sandringham house.
Pathologist reports indicate the woman was likely to have been murdered as there is no evidence of accidental injury. It is not known if the woman was killed at the scene or if her body was later left there.