Police investigating the death of teenager Alisa Dmitrijeva are following up “several new lines of inquiry” following a fresh appeal on the second anniversary of her disappearance.
The 17-year-old was last seen alive during the early hours of August 31 in Lynn before her partially clothed body was found on woodland on the Sandringham estate.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation team last revealed that Alisa’s jeans, jumper and coat have never been recovered along with her mobile phone.
Officers say the fresh appeal launched on Friday last week has resulted in a number of “encouraging” new leads thanks to information from the public.
Det InspMarie James last week appealed to the eastern European community in Lynn and Wisbech to help Alisa’s heartbroken family.
She said: “I am encouraged by the response we have received so far for our appeal two years after Alisa Dmitrijeva was last seen alive. To date we have several possible new lines of enquiry which officers are currently pursuing”
“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. I would reiterate my message from last week to anyone who may have information, to have the courage to come forward and help us to give Alisa’s family the answers they deserve.”
Alisa was last seen in Friar’s Street, Lynn, at 12.15am on August 31 and is also believed to have socialised with friends at Snettisham beach.
Her partially-clothed body was found in a copse at Anmer, known as French’s Covert Belt, by a dog walker at 4pm on 1 January 2012.