A 63-year-old man who was accused of killing his daughter and dumping her body in a river in the early 1970s will not face a retrial.
Arthur George Carr was cleared of murder but convicted of the manslaughter of Gillian Maria Carr at Hereford Crown Court in May 2003 and jailed for nine years.
But following an appeal in January this year, the conviction was set aside on the grounds that some members of the jury were aware that Carr faced separate rape charges elsewhere.
The prosecution decided not to pursue the manslaughter retrial after the former pipe-fitter, from Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, was jailed for eight years at Birmingham Crown Court earlier this month. He had pleaded guilty to four counts of raping a teenage girl in the mid-1970s.
A Court of Appeal official said yesterday: "The Crown is not going to be pursuing a retrial given that the applicant (Carr) was sentenced on other charges."
Restrictions banning reporting the Court of Appeal's decision and the previous manslaughter charge no longer applied, she added.
West Mercia Police, whose officers investigated both cases, said it was disappointed with the outcome of the manslaughter appeal.
But it said in a statement: "It should not detract from the fact that the police investigation... was exhaustive and conducted thoroughly and professionally by a dedicated team of police officers.
"The case will remain open and if we receive any new information on Gillian or her disappearance then clearly this will be followed up."
The statement went on: "The trial, which took place over six days in May 2003, was a very difficult and traumatic experience for the Carr family and those who gave evidence were extremely courageous.
"This decision is, again, going to be a difficult time for the family and our thoughts are with them."
Gillian Carr was alleged to have been killed between February 1, 1970 and December 31, 1975. She disappeared when she was about six but her body has never been traced.
Carr, a father-of-seven, originally lived in Pembroke Dock, west Wales. He and his late-wife Elizabeth moved to Herefordshire in the early 1970s.