Police receive 50 calls about last movements of murdered Wisbech teen Alisa

POLICE have received more than 50 calls in response to appeals for information about murdered Wisbech teenager Alisa Dmitrijeva’s last movements.

The 17-year-old Latvian student’s body was found in woodland, on the Royal Estate at Sandringham, on New Year’s Day.

Police are appealing for information about Alisa’s movements between August 30, when she was last seen, and September 6, when she was reported missing from her home in Railway Road by a family member.

A police spokesman said: “We are continuing to appeal to the public to establish Alisa’s movements between noon on August 30 and midnight on September 6.

“We have taken steps to reach the Lithuanian and Latvian communities through posters, websites, already established local contacts and local officers and would continue to encourage people from those communities to engage with us.

“We are pleased with the response from the public so far, having received over 50 calls.”

Earlier this week, police launched posters carrying the appeal in Russian, Latvian and Lithuanian, as members of the migrant community in the Fens told of their shock at the killing.

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Alisa was hoping to become a beautician and was about to start a course at the College of West Anglia, in Lynn.

She was last seen in Lynn’s Friar’s Street, just after midnight on August 30.

A dog walker raised the alarm on New Year’s Day, when he found human remains in a narrow strip of woodland between Sandringham and Anmer.

Police sealed off the area and began a search, as pathologists recovered DNA to confirm the identity of the body.

The cause of Alisa’s death remains unknown, the coroner said as he opened and adjourned an inquest earlier this week.

Police have interviewed Royal estate workers and have also appealed for anyone organising functions in the area in late August or early September to contact them.

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