Ian Brady’s lawyer arrested after serial killer may have revealed location of last victim’s body in Saddleworth Moors | Mancunian Matters

Ian Brady’s lawyer arrested after serial killer may have revealed location of last victim’s body in Saddleworth Moors | Mancunian Matters.


Keith Bennett was 12 years old when he was abducted by Brady and his girlfriend Myra Hindley on June 16 1964 and his body is the only one to have not been found.

The couple buried at least five victims in Saddleworth Moors and officers now believe that Brady has disclosed the location of his last victim to his lawyer.

It is also believed he has written a letter to Keith’s mother Winnie Johnson that is not to be opened until after his death.

Jackie Powell, Brady’s mental health advocate, was arrested in South Wales yesterday – a number of documents were seized from the address and are currently being examined by officers.Martin Bottomley, Head of Investigative Review of Greater Manchester Police’s Major and Cold Case Crime Unit, said: “The Moors murders cast a long and dark shadow over the history of our region but in 2009 we reluctantly concluded there was no longer any specific information to identify new search areas and the investigation to find Keith entered a dormant stage. “However, we have always stressed this is a case we will never close. We have been, and always will be, open to pursuing any new lines of inquiry that arise from significant scientific advances or credible and actionable information. “I want to be explicitly clear about this: Ian Brady has not revealed to police the location of Keith’s body. “What we are looking at is the possibility, and at this stage it is only a possibility, that he has written a letter to Keith’s mum Winnie Johnson which was not to be opened until after his death. We do not know if this is true or simply a ruse but we clearly have a duty to investigate such information on behalf of Keith’s family.”

He just needs to die already.

    • Friggin loon
    • August 17th, 2012

    This woman makes me so friggin angry. Who gives her the right to withhold that information. As far as I’m concerned convicted murderers have no rights when it comes to victims and their families.

  1. I’d be careful with broad generalizations like ‘all convicted murderers’, Friggin loon. If you think back to the West Memphis Three, they were all convicted on shifty evidence. Even one of the fathers of the victims doesn’t believe in the guilt of the three.

    • I agree that the original trial was a joke and I do think that most likely the WM3 were innocent.
      Still, I think that there should have been a retrial for all 3, not the joke of a technical deal they all came to.

    • frigginloon
    • August 20th, 2012

    Sadly Winnie Johnson passed away this week.

  2. The Brady case just gets worse every time something new appears. He is evil incarnate.

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