Mum of Moors victim dies

Winnie Johnson, the mother of the Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett, has died at the age of 78, her lawyer has confirmed.

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Winnie Johnson dies not knowing location of son's body

The mother of Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett has died without knowing where her son is buried.

Winnie Johnson, who was 78, had been suffering from cancer for a number of years and passed away peacefully at a hospice earlier today, her solicitor said.

Winnie Johnson, lighting a memorial candle at Manchester Cathedral during her son's memorial service. Credit: Press Association

Her 12-year-son's killer, Ian Brady, has always refused to disclose the location of Keith's body on Saddleworth Moor above Manchester.Keith was taken by Brady and his partner, Myra Hindley on June 16 1964, after he left home to visit his grandmother.

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