January 3rd, 2012
08:47 AM ET

Murder probe after body found on queen's estate

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.

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  1. banasy©


    Try the veal.
    I'll be here all week!

    January 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • allah

      Muslim power

      January 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. god

    Christian power

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  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Bobcat Power

    January 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    _ Allah
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    X Bobcat

    January 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    That made me laugh my ass off!
    Thanks, JIF©!

    January 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Wes

    Another tourist just dying to see the Queen.

    January 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sherleeka Holmes Sherlock's Lovechild

    daddy, daddy I just seen the queen of england has off a commoner...she caught prince charles in the bed chamber in his prime! he went to hospital in chest pains and the poor women went to royal courtyard to the dogs!

    January 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
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  9. Mr. Ducky™

    How about Sherley Holmes?
    Sherleeka sounds so...dumb.

    January 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Watson

      my dear man, mr ducky! (glove slap across the face) to hold the innocent accountable for the shameful and scandulous behaviors of adults is not reasonable. I believe you owe young lady holmes an apology.

      January 4, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
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