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

Sandringham Estate Body

First Posted: 01/06/12 07:41 AM ET Updated: 01/06/12 04:04 PM ET

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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