Police in Kent say they have completed the search of a rear garden in Tunbridge Wells.
The dig on the Sherwood estate began yesterday after officers received reports relating to "a possible crime committed in the late 1950s in which a young woman died".
However, no remains have been found.
Det Insp Lee Whitehead said: "The search of the garden in Rankine Road has been completed and no human remains have been found.
"I would very much like to thank the local residents from Rankine Road and the surrounding area, for their co-operation and patience."
Meridian understands that today's investigation was triggered by an allegation made to police by a female member of the family who lived at the house in the 1950s.
Officers investigating a cold case from the 1950s have started excavating for human remains in a garden in Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Detectives say the investigation on the Sherwood Estate comes after they received new information about the death of a young woman
Police are searching this property in Tunbridge Wells as they believe human remains may be in the garden from a crime committed in the 1950s.
Police are searching for human remains in the garden of a house in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
It follows reports of a crime committed at the house in Rankine Road in the 1950s.
A forensic team started excavating the rear garden an hour ago.
Detectives stress that the current occupants of the house have no connection with the investigation.