A new search for the body of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett will be launched next week, according to the Daily Mirror.
A specialist team will hunt for the remains of the 12-year-old and three other missing children whose bodies were buried by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in the 1960s on Saddleworth Moor.
New research by a consortium of lawyers, former police officers and a High Court judge investigating the Moors murders will be made public in the coming days with "fresh facts" that they hope will lead to finding the bodies, the newspaper reports.
Keith's mother Winnie Johnson made repeated calls for Brady to reveal the location of her son's grave but died in August 2012 without being able to fulfil her last wish of giving her son a proper burial.
It is understood that arrangements need to be put in place to agree on a suitable date for all legal parties in the case.
Brady is challenging his insanity diagnosis which allows doctors at Ashworthmental hospital in Merseyside to force feed him. It is believed he wants to return to the normal prison system where staff would not be allowed to stop him going on hunger strike.
Attention is focussing on Ian Brady's mental health advocate, Jackie Powell, who has claimed in a television documentary that he wrote a letter to the mother of one of his victims.
A mental health advocate is not the same as a lawyer. Their role, as defined by the Department for Health, is as follows:
A specialist mental health advocate, who helps qualifying patients understand the legal provisions to which they are subject under the Mental Health Act 1983 (the 1983 Act) and the rights and safeguards to which they are entitled, and helps those patients exercise their rights through supporting participation in decision-making.