Police identify body found on queen’s estate
LONDON — The remains of a woman found on one of Queen Elizabeth’s vast estates belong to a 17-year-old missing girl, British detectives said Sunday.
The body was found by a dog walker on New Year's Day in woodland three miles from the royal residence at Sandringham House.
Sandringham, in rural Norfolk, is a vast estate where the queen and her family traditionally gather to celebrate the holiday season. The royal family is not implicated in the crime in any way.
Part of the nearly 31-square-mile estate is open to the public, and the body was found at Anmer, a hamlet of several dozen people.
Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry, who is probing the case, said police are trying to find out about any activity that took place on or near the site in August through September, and looking for people who may have worked in the area.
Heavy snow slows road, rail travel in Alps
At least one person has died in a weather-related incident.
Three days of snowfall have dumped more than 3 feet of fresh snow in some areas.
Part of a major east-west railway link in Austria’s Tyrol province remained closed Sunday. Authorities said a Czech man died in Austria on Saturday when a car skidded and hit him as he was fitting snow chains to his own car.
In Switzerland, authorities warned of avalanche risk throughout the Swiss Alps and Jura Mountains.