LONDON — 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.
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