1. Headline
  1. Headline
Cambridgeshire Police Authority
Detectives investigating a body found on the queen's estate won't speculate on the woman's identity, but have reopened the cold cases of Vitalija Baliutaviciene, left, and Alisa Dmitrijeva, who were both reported missing in August.
By
TODAY contributor
updated 1/5/2012 8:56:39 AM ET 2012-01-05T13:56:39

Police are trying for the second time to identify the body of a woman found on Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham estate on New Year's Day, after a first round of DNA tests came back inconclusive.

"We are waiting for the results of the second go at the DNA," a Norfolk police spokesman told TODAY.com Thursday. "We weren’t able to get any DNA off the first sample so we tested the body again."

Story: Police identify body found near Queen's estate

Investigators are continuing to search the area for clues, and hope to have the DNA results by Thursday afternoon.

Although police will not speculate about the woman's identity, detectives are re-opening the cold cases of Alisa Dmitrijeva, a 17-year-old Latvian, and Vitalija Baliutaviciene, 29, two women who went missing in August, the BBC reported.

The young woman's body was discovered by a dog walker in a forest three miles from the queen's house, and had been there for between one and four months, police said.

Detectives suspect that foul play was involved in the death of the woman, who was possibly as young as 15, and are looking into missing persons reports and cold case files to help identify the body.

Video: Murder probe at royal estate (on this page)

The queen, who typically spends the Christmas and New Year's holidays at her Sandringham home, was in residence when the discovery was made, and has been kept abreast of the latest developments. The estate is about 24,000 acres and includes farmland, a sawmill and an apple-juice pressing plant.

© 2013 NBCNews.com  Reprints

Video: Body found at royal estate ruled murder

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

More on TODAY.com

  1. TODAY

    video Utah town celebrates holidays early for little boy fighting leukemia

    10/25/2014 6:37:54 PM +00:00 2014-10-25T18:37:54
  1. TODAY

    video Meet a couple who fell in love, got engaged, on Instagram

    10/25/2014 6:12:18 PM +00:00 2014-10-25T18:12:18
  1. TODAY

    video 'Make a Difference Day' encourages millions to get out and give back

    10/25/2014 2:33:32 PM +00:00 2014-10-25T14:33:32
  1. United Features Syndicate; Evere

    These are the best Halloween TV movies and specials to watch

    10/25/2014 4:21:23 PM +00:00 2014-10-25T16:21:23
  1. Chris Pizzello / AP

    Katy Perry turns 30! 13 times we celebrated singer's colorful style

    10/25/2014 12:39:21 PM +00:00 2014-10-25T12:39:21