The body of a young girl was discovered January 1st on Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham estate in eastern England. Sandringham is the private home to four generations of British Royals. The remains of 17 year old Alisa Dmitrijeva were found in a remote area of 35 square mile estate "...used regularly for pheasant and partridge shoots, often attended by members of the royal household. A pheasant shoot is known to have taken place on December 28," as reported by The Telegraph. Authorities classify death suspicious and believe Dmitrijeva may have died shortly after disappearance in August?
The Royal family as public figures are subject to speculation and banter and a dead body on their property invites it. The wooded area where body was found is characterized as remote, but one local resident informs in another Telegraph article, "it is just a stone's throw from the Stud and the Royals' house. It is very close." A reader can't help but wonder how many old traditions are still observed among Royals such as corpse medicine, once common but thought to have "died out" in the 18th Century. Prince Philip, recently hospitalized prior to Christmas, was reported dead by several sources, but released from hospital a few days later after heart surgery for a blocked artery. A reader wonders how this gets reported? Nah, it couldn't be - nothing to see here - please move along!