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Police ID body found on Queen Elizabeth's estate as missing teen girl

Police guard the entrance on Jan. 3, 2012, to woods on Kings Avenue, where human remains were found on New Year's Day, in King's Lynn, England. Body near U.K. royals' house likely a murder Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Police guard the entrance to woods on Kings Avenue at the royal Sandringham estate in England, where human remains were found on New Year's Day
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(CBS/AP) LONDON - Authorities in England have indentified the remains found on one of Queen Elizabeth's estates as a missing 17-year-old girl.

The decomposed remains found by a dog walker on New Year's Day are those of Alisa Dmitrijeva, who was reported missing from her home in eastern England in August.

Dmitrijeva's mother told Britian's The Daily Mail newspaper that she feels she is partly to blame for her daughter's fate because the two fought often in the days and weeks leading up to Alisa's disappearance.

Anzela Dmitrijeva, 35, said that the family had emigrated to Britain to escape poverty and violence in their former Latvian home. Mrs. Dmitrijeva also told the newspaper that the move had been very hard on Alisa and that she had recently been arrested with a group for stealing and was dabbling in drugs.

Part of Sandringham, the 31-square-mile estate where the royals traditional celebrate the holidays, is open to the public.

Police are trying to find out about any activity that took place on or near the site between August and September and are looking for people who work in the area, according to Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry.

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