1 Jul 2009

45-year search ended for Moors murder victim

10:18 pm on 1 July 2009

British police have called off their 45-year search for the last missing Moors murder victim Keith Bennett.

Keith Bennett was just 12 when he became the third victim of notorious killers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady in June 1964.

Hindley and Brady killed a total of five youngsters between 1963 and 1965 before burying them on Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester.

Keith Bennett was the only victim whose remains were never found.

Police launched a fresh search for the schoolboy in 2003 and tried matching photographs taken by Hindley and Brady with aerial shots of the area.

But after failing to find any human remains, Greater Manchester Police have decided to end the hunt for his body.

Brady, 71, remains in Ashworth high security hospital in Liverpool. Hindley died of a heart attack while in jail in 2002, aged 60.