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Queen Elizabeth II Sandringham Estate Body: Police Say 3 More Days To Identify Body

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Police guard the entrance to woods on Kings Avenue where human remains were found on New Year's Day on January 3, 2012 in King's Lynn, England. Police have launched an investigation after the remains were found by a walker in woods at the village of Anmer adjacent to the Queen's Sandringham Estate. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) | Getty

LONDON -- British police say it could take another three days to identify a woman whose remains were found on Queen Elizabeth II's rural Sandringham estate.

Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry of Norfolk Police said Friday that decomposition had made compiling a DNA profile tricky. He said results of tests on samples from teeth, bone and muscle tissue were expected Monday.

The body was found by a dog-walker on Jan. 1 in woodland three miles (five kilometers) from the royal residence at Sandringham House.

Police say the victim is a woman aged between 15 and 23 and the body was at the secluded site for several months.

Fry said police had not been able to establish a cause of death because of decomposition.

He said police were in touch with "a number of families" of missing women.


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