The discovery of a skull in the English Moors has sparked a new discovery of the remains of a boy killed nearly 60 years ago.
British police were digging near Manchester to find Keith Bennett, who was just 12 years old when he was kidnapped and killed.
Keith left the house to walk to his grandmother’s house on June 16, 1964 and was not seen again. His body has never been found.
An amateur detective investigating the child’s murder reported the skull to police on Thursday The Guardian reported on Friday,
Keith’s mother, Vinnie Johnson, was often seen not far from the murder scene – if the remains are identified as Keith’s. Johnson died in 2012.
Writer Russell Edwards — who has searched for Keith’s remains for years — alerted authorities to a possible discovery, according to the outlet.
Keith Bennett was one of five victims, all under the age of 17, murderers Ian Brady, who died in 2017, and Myra Hindley, who died in 2002.
Keith is the only body that remains missing.