In one last sickening act, Moors Murderer Ian Brady never revealed the resting place of his final victim, Keith Bennett.
Despite pleas from Keith’s mother Winnie Johnson, the evil killer, along with Myra Hindley (who died in prison in 2002), refused to give any more details about his whereabouts.
However there could be fresh hope in finding Keith’s body.
Brady, who died recently aged 79-years-old, infamously kept notes, pictures and even maps of the Moors in his private collection.
He kept them secret from desperate campaigners who felt they may lead to answers about where Keith’s body could be.
Now, with the inquest into Brady’s death set to start, experts believe it could finally provide answers for the Bennett family.
Erica Gregory, who has devoted years of her life to investigating the Moors murders believes Brady kept his stash of notes to recreate his evil crimes in his head, according to the Daily Star.
He had boxes of letters that could hold the key.
Over the years, several people wrote to him but there will be dozens in there from Myra Hindley and David Smith.
These ones will have clues in that could help lead us to Keith – clues Brady wanted to keep to himself.
Ms Gregory continued:
I would love to see them and see what I can pull out. I really hope they are released to the public.
The inquest into Brady’s death will be held by coroner Christopher Sumner who previously pleaded for Brady’s ashes not to be scattered over Saddleworth Moor.
The inquest was due to open this week but has been postponed until further notice.
Prior to his death, Brady was incarcerated at Ashworth Hospital – he had been there since 1985.
Brady, along with Hindley, killed five children together between July 1963 and October 1965; Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans.
At least four of them, including Bennett, were sexually assaulted.
Keith’s mother died in 2012 aged 78 and had fought tirelessly for decades to find Keith and give him a burial.
Heartbreakingly, she never managed to find him.
Brady and Hindley were convicted and jailed for life in 1966 for the five murders, but it’s been revealed the twisted pair could have been responsible for another seven.