New twist in Alisa probe as police confirm inquest postponed because of “ongoing work” into cause of her death

Alisa Dmitrijev has not been seen since 3pm on September 1

Alisa Dmitrijev has not been seen since 3pm on September 1 - Credit: Archant

FIFTEEN months after her remains were discovered near Sandringham the funeral of a 17 year-old Wisbech student has been delayed further pending possible new leads into the cause of her death.

Latvian-born Alisa Dmitrijeva was found dead by a dog walker at Anmer on New Year’s Day 2012.

Her inquest was expected to take place in the next few weeks, but police said today it has been put back due to the ongoing nature of their investigation.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said: “An inquest into the death of Alisa Dmitrijeva has been delayed as there is ongoing work being carried out as our inquiries continue.

“Anyone with information which may assist this investigation should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101.

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“We will continue to work closely with the coroner as a file is prepared for inquest.”

Two men were arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death in September last year, but were released without charge.

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Last autumn the man in charge of the inquiry, Det Chief Insp Jes Fry, admitted that it is “unlikely that we would ever be able to say for definite that Alisa was murdered.”

Alisa, who lived with her grandmother and had studied beauty at West Anglia College, was reported missing from her home in Wisbech, in September 2011.

Officers were able to identify her through a DNA profile taken from her remains.

Last March, police recovered a bottle-green Lexus GS300 she was last seen in on August 31, 2011 from a Wisbech scrap yard.

She is believed to have attended a party at a beach car park in Snettisham before she disappeared.

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