Police spend sixth day searching for Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett

10/6/2022 4:41:00 PM

Officers continue to search the moorland but are yet to find any identifiable human remains

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Police are continuing to search Saddleworth Moor, but are yet to find any identifiable human remains

Officers continue to search the moorland but are yet to find any identifiable human remains

Author Russell Edwards passed on images of what was described as part of a jaw bone after working with a team of experts to try and find Keith's remains. Keith was one of the five young victims of the Moors murders, having been killed aged just 12 by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in 1964.

With the search now well into its sixth day, GMP forensic experts have failed to find any identifiable human remains. Images taken this afternoon show several officers in white suits continuing to comb the rugged, remote moorland. READ MORE: First picture of 'one-of-a-kind' young dad at centre of Rochdale murder investigation

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Police are continuing to search Saddleworth Moor for the remains of Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett.Police have been searching Saddleworth Moor for the remains of Moors murders victim Keith Bennett Advertisement “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,” she said.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 started digging in the area last Friday (September 30) following information supplied by an amateur sleuth who has spent years looking for the child. Author Russell Edwards passed on images of what was described as part of a jaw bone after working with a team of experts to try and find Keith's remains. “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. Keith was one of the five young victims of the Moors murders, having been killed aged just 12 by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in 1964. Keith was 12 when he was murdered by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley in 1964, and his body was never recovered. With the search now well into its sixth day, GMP forensic experts have failed to find any identifiable human remains. This will take some time but we will keep the family updated at every stage and request that their privacy is respected. Images taken this afternoon show several officers in white suits continuing to comb the rugged, remote moorland. The force said samples obtained by the member of the public had been sent by GMP to accredited experts for analysis.

READ MORE: First picture of 'one-of-a-kind' young dad at centre of Rochdale murder investigation At least three police tents remain in place near to the area where officers have been digging. “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 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. Police have dug 3ft down in the immediate area identified by Mr Russell and then several metres beyond that. In an update issued on Tuesday evening, senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Hughes, of GMP’s Force Review Unit, 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. Alan Bennett has criticised the author for publicly claiming to have found his brother’s remains. No bones, fabric or items of interest were recovered from the soil. ‘Further soil samples have been taken for analysis, but at this time there is no visible evidence to suggest the presence of human remains. “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. But the truth will be told, I will make sure of that. In 1985, after being moved to a secure hospital, Brady also admitted murdering Keith and 16-year-old Pauline Reade.

Further soil samples have been taken for analysis, but at this time there is no visible evidence to suggest the presence of human remains. The scene examination is ongoing. I handed over to the police evidence such as photographs of body parts from the site, including an upper jawbone and teeth, as well as what we perceived to be material.’ Detective Hughes said that GMP is keeping Keith’s family updated at each stage of the search. “A report of possible human remains is always treated with seriousness. As such, we have deployed police search advisors who can support our scenes of crimes officers – this will result in more visible and high profile tactics, such as officers walking in lines to identify any potential sites of focus. John Kilbride was 12 when he disappeared in November 1963, after leaving home to go to the cinema. “GMP is committed to providing Keith’s family with answers following this report, both from the physical excavation and subsequent analysis of his will takea some time but we will keep the family updated at every stage and request that their privacy is respected.

“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. Advertisement Hide Ad Lesley Ann Downey went missing on Boxing Day 1964, after she went to a fairground with a friend and the 10-year-old’s body was found in a shallow peat grave on Saddleworth Moor, in October the following year.” Keith, 12, was one of five victims of killers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. He vanished on June 16th 1964. Sign up Sign up Thank you for signing up! Did you know with a Digital subscription to Yorkshire Post, you can get access to all of our premium content, as well as benefiting from fewer ads, loyalty rewards and much more. His is the only body not to be found. The other victims were Pauline Reade, 16; John Kilbride, 12; Lesley Ann Downey, 10; and Edward Evans, 17. Please try again later.

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