UPDATE: Natural History Museum specialist helps police with Sandringham murder investigation

A SPECIALIST from the Natural History Museum visited the Sandringham estate yesterday to help police with their investigation into the death of a young woman.

Officers have now completed their search of the site at Anmer, where the body of a female was found by a dog walker on New Year’s Day.

Samples taken from the tooth, femur and calf of the remains did not provide forensic experts with a DNA profile of the woman, and further tests on a part of the bone are currently taking place.

A specialist from the Natural History Museum visited the site yesterday in an attempt to establish further details around the time frame that the victim had been at the site.

A Home Office post-mortem established that the body belonged to a female aged between 15-23. She is thought to have been 5ft 4in-5ft 6in, with high cheek bones.


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The body is believed to have been at the woodland site for between 1-4 months and experts have said it is “highly unlikely” that the death was through natural causes.

Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry, leading the investigation, said: “We have made a substantial amount of progress in this investigation.

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“The identity of the victim, once we have that information, will also make a significant difference to the enquiry.

“In the meantime, we are still trying to establish any activity which took place on or around the site during the time frame given.

“We would like to identify people who may have worked in that area or were involved in organising or running any specific events that may have taken place, initially concentrating from the period of the end of August to the end of September 2011.”

Anyone with any information relating to the incident should contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team at Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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