Police have had an overwhelming response following a national television appeal to help solve the murder of a child 21 years ago.
The body of 7-year-old Nikki Allan was found in a derelict building in Sunderland - she had been stabbed 37 times.
Detectives are following a number of new leads after the case featured on BBC's Crimewatch programme.
However, Nikki's mother says she cannot allow herself to dream that her fight for justice could be a step closer.
Watch the full report from Kenny Toal below.
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The operation took around three hours to complete, with the remains being disposed of by a specialist animal by-product company.