If you’re from the UK, you’ll be aware of the Moors Murders and their missing victim, Keith Bennett.
The murderers – who I won’t name in this article – were linked to three deaths in 1965, with suspicions that they had also killed Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett.
It wasn’t until 1985 that the murderers confessed to killing Pauline and Keith. Pauline was found in 1987 – over two decades after she went missing. Keith, on the other hand, was never found.
While his killers confessed and advised where he’d be buried, it appears to have all been a game to them.
Keith was abducted on June 16th, 1964. He was on his way to his grandmother’s house when he was asked to help load boxes into a mini-van, then taken to the moors where he was assaulted, murdered, and buried.
He was 12 years old and went under the ruse that the coupled murderers needed help finding a glove.
His mother, Winnie Johnson, sadly died in 2012 from cancer. She spent all of her days hoping to find her son’s remains, to allow him to be laid to rest.
Yesterday, September 30th 2022, Russell Edwards allegedly* stumbled across a human skull on Saddleworth moors, near where John Kilbride was found in October 1965. This has restarted the search for Keith Bennett as the police begin to dig in the area.
We hope to finally know what happened to the 12-year-old boy who was taken from his mother in 1964.
*Correction Note – 01/10/22, 13:21: Alan Bennett, the brother of Keith Bennett, has advised that no skull has been found and that this was a lie. The dig is ongoing and further updates will be provided as and when provided by Greater Manchester Police.
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