Who Was Keith Bennett’s Mother Winnie Johnson?

THE Moors Murderers tortured and killed five children near Manchester in the early 1960s.

Police found the remains of four of the five victims and were only unable to locate the body of 12-year-old Keith Bennett.

Winnie Johnson has spent her entire life trying tirelessly to find her son's body


Winnie Johnson has spent her entire life trying tirelessly to find her son’s body

Who Was Keith Bennett’s Mother Winnie Johnson?

Keith Bennett’s mother, Winnie, has worked with her family for decades to find her son’s body.

Together with the police, they drew up petitions and strategies and carried out several bog searches, but had no luck in their search.

Winnie herself regularly visited and combed Saddleworth Moor.

When asked by a journalist in 2012 if she mind being asked about Keith, she replied, “No! Bloody hell! I’d rather people talk to me about Keith than look and stare at me – I can’t take that. I feel better talking about him.”

Winnie died of cancer in 2012 without knowing where her son was buried.

However, police have begun searching for the 12-year-old’s remains after a skull was found on Saddleworth Moor on September 30, 2022.

What happened to Keith Bennett?

Bennett was the third of the five children murdered by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

On the evening of June 16, 1964, the 12-year-old was kidnapped by Hindley on his way to his grandmother’s house.

The couple drove Bennett to the now infamous Saddleworth Moor.

Brady took the schoolboy off and then returned to his accomplice without him, carrying a large spade he had used to bury Bennett’s body.

Brady told Hindley he sexually assaulted the 12-year-old before murdering him and burying him somewhere on the moor.

Bennett was missing for 16 months before police suspected he had been a victim of Brady and Hindley.

Since the schoolboy’s body had not been found, there was no evidence to convict Brady of the crime.

It was not until over 20 years later that Brady confessed to killing Bennett, along with another victim, 16-year-old Pauline Reade.

Although Brady confessed to killing the 12-year-old, he refused to provide information about where he buried him.

However, police have begun actively searching for Bennett’s remains after a skull was found on the infamous moors.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/6339220/who-was-keith-bennetts-mum-winnie-johnson/ Who Was Keith Bennett’s Mother Winnie Johnson?


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