Police are continuing to investigate the discovery of two corpses in the back garden of a house in Mansfield where neighbours said an elderly couple "just disappeared".
The bodies were unearthed in the back yard of the house in a quiet cul-de-sac by officers on Thursday following a tip off they received last week about an "incident" which is alleged to have taken place in the late 1990s.
Neighbours spoke of their shock and revealed that an elderly couple who used to live at the address in the 1990s just "disappeared", leading them to believe they had emigrated.
Officers said it could take "several weeks or months" to identify the bodies, which are believed to have been buried in the back garden of the semi-detached house in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, Mansfield, for some time.
It is thought the house stood empty for a number of years before a new tenant moved in seven years ago.
Police have ruled them and the owner of the house out of their investigation.
A Nottinghamshire Police force spokeswoman said all lines of inquiry are currently being looked at in relation to the circumstances of the incident. Meanwhile police are continuing to work at the scene.
Part of the garden directly outside of the back of the house was covered by a forensic tent, while mounds of earth could be seen piled up against the fence in the garden, with a mini-digger nearby.
Inspector Mark Webster, of Nottinghamshire Police, said the two bodies had now been removed from the address.
"As a result of information we received in force last week we commenced a search at premises on Blenheim Close in the Forest Town area of Mansfield and yesterday we uncovered the bodies of two people," he said.
"Forensic tests are taking place at this moment to identify who they are, formally."
He said the house's current tenant and owner had been "extremely helpful" and were not part of the investigation.
Mr Webster would not discuss any further details of the information which had sparked the police search and also refused to rule out whether they were looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. He added no arrests have yet been made.
Detectives investigating an incident more than a decade ago - have found the remains of two bodies in the garden of a house in Mansfield.
They were digging at an address in the north east of the town yesterday when they made the discovery. So far all police are saying is that they received information last week about an incident which took place in the late 1990s.
The house has been cordoned off as forensic teams work at the back of the property. From Mansfield, Phil Brewster