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Moors Murder victim's mother Winnie Johnson dies

The mother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett has died.

Winnie Johnson, 78, died on Friday night after a long campaign to get her son's killer, Ian Brady, to reveal where his body is buried.

Twelve-year-old Keith was abducted on his way to visit his grandmother in Manchester on 16 June 1964.

Winnie Johnson's former solicitor David Kirwan told the BBC the news was a "cruel and ironic" twist in the case.

He also described how he had tried to negotiate with Brady on Ms Johnson's behalf, before he unexpectedly "broke off all contact".

  • 18 Aug 2012
  • From the section UK
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