No human remains found after police search for Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett

10/5/2022 11:06:00 AM

Police have said no ‘bones’ or ‘visible evidence’ have been found in the search for Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett.

Police have said no ‘bones’ or ‘visible evidence’ have been found in the search for Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett.

Forensics and archaeologists have been searching since last week for the body of the Moors Murder victim who was killed more than 50 years ago.

Officers have been searching for the body of Keith Benett since last week (Picture: SWNS) Police have said no ‘bones’ or ‘visible evidence’ have been found in the search for Archaeloogists have been excavating the scence in the Peak District after an author claimed to have located the 12-year-old’s makeshift grave.PA Media Image caption, Keith Bennett, who was killed in 1964, is the only victim whose remains were not found Image source, PA Media Image caption, Officers and forensic experts were now continuing a "controlled excavation" of the surrounding area, police said Det Ch Insp Cheryl Hughes said forensic archaeologists and forensic anthropologists had "completed a methodical archaeological excavation and examination of the area previously dug and refilled by the member of the public".Officers from Greater Manchester Police continue a search on Saddleworth Moor for the remains of 12-year-old Keith Bennett, one of five victims of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.Visitors at a previous Railway in Wartime event Advertisement Hide Ad Over the closed winter period, the NYMR had begun plans to host a Railway in Wartime event, with activity along the heritage line.

Greater Police said ‘no bones, fabric or items of interest’ have been recovered in the area after beginning a search on September 30.However digging will continue in the wider area of Saddleworth Moor in the Peak District, and soil samples have been taken for analysis, cops said.She said the experts were now continuing a "controlled excavation of the area immediately surrounding the original site to provide a higher level of assurance of the presence or absence of any items of interest".Keith was 12 when he was murdered by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in 1964, and his body was never recovered.” Keith is the only Moors murder victim who has never been found and his mother Winnie Johnson spent years urging Brady to reveal the location of the burial, before she died at the age of 78 in 2012.Last month, the reported that author Russell Edwards believed he had located the youngster’s grave on Saddleworth Moor.She added that officers remained "committed" to providing Keith's family with answers and would keep them "updated at every stage".Keith Bennett was killed in 1964 but his body has never been found (Picture: PA) Archaeologists have been digging on Saddleworth Moor (Picture: PA) Police said no evidence has been found in the week-long search (Picture: PA) Forensics teams at the scene in the Peak District (Picture: SWNS) Greater Manchester Police have been leading the search for the Moors Murder victim (Picture: PA) Police have been monitoring the area for any signs of Keith Bennett’s body (Picture: SWNS) Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue pumped out a water-logged dig site on Saddleworth Moor to help police with the dig (Picture: Getty) Huge mounds of earth have been dug up as part of the hunt for Keith Bennett (Picture: PA) Yesterday officers said a ‘meticulous examination of the initial area’ had been completed and officers have moved on to surrounding grounds to ensure nothing has been missed.” The Annual Steam Gala went ahead as planned in September, with the railway welcoming Sir Nigel Gresley following the locomotive’s recent overhaul which has kept it out of service since 2015.

Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Hughes said: ‘Forensic archaeologists and forensic anthropologists have now completed a methodical archaeological excavation and examination of the area previously dug and refilled by the member of the public.Media caption, Daniel Sandford looks back at the revulsion caused by Brady's crimes Keith went missing while on his way to see his grandmother in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester on 16 June 1964.One was found by ourselves when we came across some material with press stud fastener, like those on a casual jacket.‘No bones, fabric or items of interest were recovered from the soil.‘These accredited and certified forensic experts are now continuing with a methodical and controlled excavation of the area immediately surrounding the original site to provide a higher level of assurance of the presence or absence of any items of interest.He was one of five youngsters who were tortured and killed by Brady and Hindley between 1963 and 1965.‘Further soil samples have been taken for analysis, but at this time there is no visible evidence to suggest the presence of human remains.It turned out to be nothing related to Keith, it was a piece of camping equipment.‘The scene examination is ongoing.In 1985, after being moved to a secure hospital, Brady also admitted murdering Keith and 16-year-old Pauline Reade.

’ She added: ‘We have seen the outpouring of support since this news broke so know how our communities feel about this case but we are asking members of the public not to travel to the area and can assure them that we will provide timely and appropriate updates.’ Detective Hughes said that GMP is keeping Keith’s family updated at each stage of the search.Lesley Ann was the first victim to be found on Saddleworth Moor, after police received a tip-off from one of Brady's neighbours, and subsequent searches of the area unearthed the remains of Pauline and John.It turned out to be sheep bones.More:.

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