Winnie Johnson: mother of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett dies
On the website websitesearchingforkeith.com, run by her son Alan Bennett, we read:
“Winnie Johnson, the mother of Keith Bennett, died this morning at 12.35am, aged 78. She was a much-loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and is survived by one younger brother. Winnie fought tirelessly for decades to find Keith and give him a Christian burial. Although this was not possible during her lifetime we, her family, intend to continue this fight now for her and for Keith. We hope that the authorities and the public will support us in this. We would like to express our deep gratitude to all the medical staff who cared for Winnie during her illness, and also the public for their good wishes and support over the years. We hope that everyone will understand, however, that we would like to grieve for her in private, both at this time and during her funeral.”
Many wanted the death penalty for Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the killers, rapists and tortureres of five children, including Keith Bennett. Hindley died of natural causes. Ian Brady is alive. He wants to die. But the State is feeding him via tube at a hospital prison. It;s been that way for 12 years. Isn’t that a more fitting punishment than a quick death on the hangman’s rope? He taunted Winnie Johnson to the end.
You can read Winnie Johnson’s letters pleading Hindley to reveal when Keith Bennet was buried here.