Police launched a murder investigation Tuesday after a woman's body was found on Queen Elizabeth II's estate in Sandringham, in the English county of Norfolk.
Officers were alerted Sunday by a member of the public who found the remains while walking in the woods by the village of Anmer, near the town of King's Lynn, Norfolk police said.
Police said the area had been sealed off while forensic investigations are carried out. An autopsy will be conducted later Tuesday.
The cause of death is not yet known. Police did not say how long the remains might have been on the estate but said they would be looking at cold cases as part of the probe.
Sandringham House, at the heart of the 20,000-acre rural estate, is where the royal family traditionally gathers to celebrate Christmas.FULL STORY