Body Found On Queen Elizabeth's Estate Likely A Murder Victim, Say British Cops

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A woman's body was found in a wooded area on a country estate owned by England's Queen Elizabeth Sunday. Police have launched a murder investigation and are examining cold cases nationwide for potential links.

FILE - This is a 1978 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham House in eastern England. British police are treating the discovery of a body on the queen's Sandringham estate as murder. A woman's body was found on the vast estate in eastern England on Jan. 1, 2012 , and Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry said authorities are examining missing person reports and unsolved cases around the country to see if there are any links. (AP Photo/PA, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

Maybe they should call in Agatha Christie.

A woman's body was found in a wooded area on a country estate owned by England's Queen Elizabeth Sunday. Police have launched a murder investigation and are examining cold cases nationwide for potential links.

"A member of the public was walking their dog in the area on New Year's Day around about 4pm, when they found a body and called the police," Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry said Tuesday. He said that forensic experts are "working the scene" and that the remains - which have yet to be identified - will be taken for a post-mortem today.

The Queen and her husband, Prince Phillip, were spending Christmas and the New Year at the estate, known as Sandringham House, which has been in the royal family since 1862. They are expected return to London in February.