Saturday, August 18, 2012

Is Ian Brady's letter a sadistic hoax? Police fear 'confession Moors murderer gave to confidante' may not reveal victim's grave

A bombshell letter by Ian Brady that supposedly reveals where he and Myra Hindley buried 12-year-old Keith Bennett in 1964 could have been written a decade ago, it was claimed last night.

The sealed ‘confession’ could end 48 years of torment for Keith’s family, who are in a desperate race to find his remains before his frail mother Winnie Johnson dies.

Detectives have spent nearly two days searching in vain for the note among the belongings of one of the Moors Murderer’s closest confidantes, Jackie Powell.

Last night Miss Powell's ex-husband claimed she had known about the existence of the letter for at least ten years.

He also claimed that police authorities had been told about the letter at the time.

Police arrested Miss Powell – Brady’s ‘mental health advocate’ – on Thursday on suspicion of preventing the lawful burial of a body.

Addressed to Keith’s terminally ill mother, the letter supposedly contains information that will bring her ‘peace’ in her final days. Read More