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    Tragic mum writes final letter to Moors Murderer Ian Brady in bid to find son (Mirror)
    The dying mother of one of the Moors murder victims has made a final plea to killer Ian Brady to tell her where her son is buried.

    Winnie Johnson, 79, who has bowel cancer and fears she may not have much longer to live, wants the prisoner to end her 48-year hell over Keith Bennett.
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    In her letter to the killer, she pleads: “If you have got it in your heart to tell me where Keith is, it would end the trouble I have had for 47 years.

    “I would like him found and buried before anything happens to me, because I am not getting any younger. He belongs to Manchester and everyone in Manchester wants him found.”
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    On [Keith's brother Alan's] website Searching For Keith, he said he had met Greater Manchester Police twice in January this year and passed on new information he had been given, hoping they would search the Moors again this summer. But he was told in May they had no current plans.
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    much more at link above


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    How unbearably sad, for years I have seen Mrs Johnson pleading for her son's remains. I wonder whether in Brady's warped thought processes, he believes that this still gives him a bit of power.
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    Wow. Big doings.

    Breaking news: Arrest over letter giving details of where Ian Brady victim's body is buried (Mirror)
    Moors murderer Ian Brady has given details where the body of one of his victims is buried, police said tonight.

    The body of 12-year-old victim Keith Bennett has never been found, tormenting his frail mum Winnie Johnson who is battling cancer in a hospice.
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    Tonight a 49-year-old woman was arrested in South Wales on suspicion of preventing the burial of a body without lawful exercise.

    Greater Manchester Police added that she remains in police custody for questioning.
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    Not quite sure on the "49-year-old woman arrested" part. She would have been only a year old when Keith Bennett was kidnapped and murdered in 1964. Perhaps she later learned of the location and said nothing to police.

    Northern Echo has a thorough story about today's events and the case in general:

    Moors murderer Ian Brady "reveals location of victim's body"


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    I think she was a prison visitor and Brady told her in July.This must be breaking news in the uk and could be changed in the morning.My own personal opinion is that this could be Brady making a last statement from his death bed which might be true or another false lead.

    If he really wanted it to be known why not tell a prison chaplain or officer.

    I expect more will be revealed this morning.


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    This was one of the first true crime cases I glommed onto, via Emlyn Williams's chilling book Beyond Belief, published in 1967 and a Book Club selection here in America.

    ETA

    And yes, of course, Daily Mail's look at recent events once again prints Myra Hindley's shock! horror! photo here.
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    I guess that would be one of the "prison visitor" volunteers who befriend prisoners officially when they are too disgusting to have any other friends? What is the law about what they're meant to divulge?


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    Its just been on Sky news..
    The womans name is Jackie powell and shes Bradys legal advocate.From what i understand Brady had given her a letter,i presume to be opened on his death which i believe details where Keiths buried.
    One problem is that when Brady was taken back to the moors 20yrs ago and wasnt able to tell the police where Keith was buried so the letter may be BS.also to add,some guy on sky news is saying that this info about the woman has been known for some time,and to take everything brady says with a pinch of salt..
    Also,Keiths mum Winnie has not been told of this arrest..


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    Jackie Powell is also saying to Sky that her words have been misrepresented and blown out of proportion but refuses to confirm a letter detailing burial exists..


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    It's absolutely ridiculous the people the police place under arrest sometimes. And this letter was no secret, I am sure we have known for a long time a letter existed "to be opened upon his death". Maybe the police could have demanded to see it a long time ago?


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    Im busy but from the little bits im picking up,Jackie Powell was being interviewd for a documentary about Brady due to be screened in a couple of weeks,i believe during that she had said about the letter,production crew then advise her to go to police and that takes us to where we are now.
    As far as i know police are at her address and his prison searching for the letter..
    Someone from the cold case unit has came out and addressed the press but i didnt catch what was said..
    Oh and i believe the letter was for Winnie...


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    Well I still think arresting her is completely out of order, unless she was refusing to cooperate from a completely legitimate request by the police and that was the only way they could get access to the letter.


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    From what the SKY reporter was saying when he interviewed her earlier today she refuses to confirm the letter,i dont know if shes saying the same to the police tho.
    As a legal Advocate would she be intitled to refuse to talk about her client?,sorry i cant think of the correct wording but you know,doctor/patient confidentiality(sp)..
    I think she was his mental health representative(seriously whats up with these big words),is that a legal advcate?.


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    I don't know how it works with regards to professionals but I still think there's a moral duty to let the police know. For all we know the letter could contain something nasty. I do wish, though, that Keith would be found before his mother dies. I personally think that Brady just likes playing twisted games, though.


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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/au...n-brady-arrest

    In a statement, Greater Manchester police said they had recently received information that led them to believe that Brady had finally disclosed details of the location of the body to one of his "long-term visitors" at Ashworth high-security hospital where he is being detained.


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