Manchester Police began digging up the backyard of a home on Pine Hill Street Wednesday.
It wasn’t the first time they were there. According to Police the area is part of an investigation into a decades old cold case.
Morgan Flagg work up Wednesday morning to the site of Police presence. She snapped photos while crews were on Pine Hill Street searching for the body of a child.
“We’ve all known about it but it’s one of those things where we don’t really know what was going on,” she said.
The case dates back decades.
In 1987 Police began digging for remains in the basement of a home on Pine Hill Street after receiving a letter from a woman.
She told police that a child’s body may have been buried in the backyard sometime in the 1950s. Now that police are back, the cold case is raising eyebrows.
“I figured they were going to start digging again because they were here a couple of months ago doing the same thing,” said neighbor Margaret Arms.
“I know that they did some digging quite a few times in the past few years and back in the 80s and something prompted them to come and dig again,” said Flagg.
Manchester police say they came back this time with better equipment and better technology to help in their search for clues but they came away with nothing new.
“I just hope they find what they’re looking for. I really do, to make the family rest in peace,” said Arms.
Neighbors say the house used to be a slaughter house a long time ago and the person who owns the property now is not the same owner from the 1980s.
They say that man passed away and someone else purchased the property. Quinnipiac University students were also on hand during the search helping police.