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Moors Murderer Ian Brady Claims Final Victim

Having suffered from cancer for several years, Winnie passed away peacefully, with her family present, at a hospice, a much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who fought tirelessly for decades to find her son and give him a Christian burial at last.

Winnie Johnson, the 78 year-old mother of Killer Ian Brady’s Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett has sadly died without ever finding out where her son’s murderer had buried him, and this on the same day that a supposed note from Brady – revealing the location of the grave – had hit the news.

Winnie  held an incredible, life-long long campaign to get Brady to reveal this location, 12 year-old Keith Bennett having been abducted, on 16 June 1964, whilst en route on to visit his grandmother in Manchester, one of five poor child victims of Brady and lover Myra Hindley between 1963 and 1965.

Police are currently in the process of  investigating whether 74 year-old Brady, an itinerant despiser of authority,  actually did give those details to mental health advocate, Jackie Powell, from Carmarthenshire, and it is perhaps fortunate in some ways that Winnie was not told about this development until it could be confirmed.

Having suffered from cancer for several years, Winnie passed away peacefully, with her family present, at a hospice, a much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who fought tirelessly for decades to find her son and give him a Christian burial at last.

Winnie believed implicitly that Brady was the only one who could give her the chance to give Keith a decent burial before she passed away, though he has persistently ignored her appeals to him, so that she has died in ignorance of her son’s location, a truly heartbreaking situation.

Her death was not merely very sad, but  a cruel and ironic twist of fate, considering that Brady is apparently wanting to come clean before he himself passes away. Too late for Winnie, though, and the even sadder fact is that the landscape of the moors where Keith is hidden have changed dramatically in the past 50 years, so that even if Brady gives directions accurate according to his memory of the time, the body might still forever elude detection, which surely would be the saddest outcome of all.

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  1. Sad ending to a horrific crime!

  2. Tony one of your best I remember when all this was going on I do hope they find the lad and so sorry about Winnie
    Best Wishes
    Stevetheblogger

  3. Christian burial? Keith’s mother got something much greater, she’s finally holding her little boy in her arms forever, in heaven! They are together again, with no gruesome murder details or cancer pain involved.

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