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A fresh appeal over the death of a Latvian teenager whose body was found on the Sandringham Estate has had an "encouraging response", police said.
Alisa Dmitrijeva, 17, was living in King's Lynn when she went missing on August 31, 2011.
She was found four months later, on New Year's Day 2012, in woodland on the Sandringham Estate.
Last week, Norfolk Police made a fresh appeal for information, particularly from people in the Eastern European communities of King's Lynn and Wisbech.
Officers have since received a number of calls giving them "encouraging new leads".
Det Insp Marie James said: "We will follow up any call or reports which come forward as a result of this appeal and we absolutely know there are individuals out there who know how and why Alisa died."
Two years after the disappearance of a Latvian teenager in Norfolk, police have launched a new appeal to catch her killers. Alisa Dmitrijeva, who was 17, went missing in King's Lynn in the early hours of August the 31st, 2011.
She was found dead some four months later in the grounds of the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. Her body was in undergrowth about 200 yards from a country lane that links Sandringham with the village of Anmer.
Detectives say the answers to solving her death, lie within the Eastern European communites in Wisbech and King's Lynn. Here's Matthew Hudson's report.
Norfolk Police have released an image of the shrine in Latvia to 17 year old Alisa Dmitrijeva. Her body was found in woodland on the Sandringham Estate on New Year's Day 2012.
The detective heading the enquiry said police are more determined than ever to solve the case and believe the answers lie within the Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian communities living in Wisbech and King’s Lynn.
Detective Inspector Marie James, of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: “We absolutely know there are individuals out there who know how and why Alisa died. We also believe there are other people with important information who may have been too scared to come forward.”
“Alisa was a young woman on the cusp of adulthood whose life was cut short. Her family want answers and we need to bring those responsible to justice. We are asking people who have the information to have the courage to come forward.”
Alisa, who moved to the UK from Latvia in 2009, lived with her family in Railway Road, Wisbech.
The last positive sighting of her was in Friar’s Street, King’s Lynn at 12.15am on Wednesday 31 August 2011, where she was seen in a green Lexus car with two men.
Her partially-clothed body was found in a copse at Anmer, known as French’s Covert Belt, by a member of the public at approximately 4pm on 1 January 2012.
Despite extensive enquiries and tests, police have been unable to confirm exactly how or when Alisa died.
Two men arrested in connection with her death were later released without charge.
Police have now released images of a pink v-neck jumper and black zip-up coat similar to that worn by Alisa when she was last seen and that have never been recovered.
They are also appealing for anyone with information about her black LG GM360 phone which is also missing.
DI James added: “We know Alisa socialised within the young local Eastern European communities in Wisbech and King’s Lynn."
We hope that, two years after she went missing, allegiances may have changed and people with important information, if they didn’t have the confidence at the time, will now feel able to come forward.”
Two people arrested in connection with the death of Alisa Dmitrijeva - whose body was found at Anmer on the royal estate at Sandringham on New Year's Day - are no longer suspects in the case.
The 28-year-old and 31-year-old have been told they are no longer under arrest but they remain on bail.
A file is being submitted to Crown Prosecution Service with regards to any other offences that may have been committed in connection with Alisa's death.
The 17-year-old Latvian student was reported missing in September last year. Her body was discovered by someone walking their dog on January 1st 2012.
Police are continuing their investigation. Alisa's death is still being treated as suspicious.
Two men arrested on suspicion of the murder of Alisa Dmitrijeva have been released on police bail.
The men, aged 28 and 31 and from the Wisbech area, were arrested in King’s Lynn earlier today, Tuesday 1 May 2012.
Human remains were found by a dog walker in a copse on arable land at Anmer, near Sandringham, on Sunday 1 January 2012. DNA identified the remains as those of 17-year-old Alisa, who was reported missing from Wisbech on 6 September 2011.
Both men have been released on bail until July.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Alisa Dmitrijeva.
Human remains were found by a dog walker on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk on Sunday January 1.
A DNA profile and a palm print identified the remains as those of 17-year-old Alisa, who was reported missing from Wisbech on September 6, 2011.
The men, aged 28 and 31 and from the Wisbech area, were arrested in King's Lynn and are currently in custody where they will be questioned.