Police search former Swindon home of convicted killer months after discoveries in Ramsbury pond
The searches, in Ashbury Avenue, are expected to take around one week to complete, with floors in one property to be lifted and internal parts of walls inspected at the property.
Dogs trained at detecting traces of blood and human remains are also being used.
Police have confirmed that the current occupants of the house have no involvement in the investigation.
Miss Godden was last seen on 27 December 2002, aged 20. In 2011 officers discovered her remains buried in a field in Gloucestershire.
This latest search follows the discovery of a pair of boots which belonged to murdered Sian O’Callaghan, in a pond in Hilldrop Lane, Ramsbury, in May. A shotgun was also found, and just yards from the pond, police unearthed around 60 pieces of material and a cardigan, none of which were thought to have belonged to Miss O’Callaghan.
In October 2012, Swindon taxi driver Christopher Halliwell, who at the time of Miss O’Callaghan’s death lived in Ashbury Avenue, pleaded guilty to her murder.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years. He was not tried for a second murder after leading police to Rebecca Godden’s buried body when he was not cautioned by investigating officer Det Supt Steve Fulcher before he led police to the body in Gloucestershire.
DCI Sean Memory, who is leading the case, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who saw Becky over the Christmas 2002 to New Year 2003 period.
“Becky was last seen alive on December 27, 2002, but we need friends, acquaintances or anyone who recognises seeing her after that date to come forward so we can gather a full picture of what happened to Becky and when.
“I can assure any callers that their details will be kept in confidence and would like to reiterate that any information that people have about Becky could help us to get justice for her and her family.”
Door-to-door enquiries will also be carried out by police.