The Doe Network:
Case File 807DMUK

Bennett, circa 1964

Keith Bennett
Missing since June 1964 from Longsight, England, United Kingdom.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
In 1964 the infamous Moors Murderers approached a young boy at a fair. His name was Keith Bennett. Myra Hindley dropped some boxes she was pretending were Christmas presents and asked Bennett to pick them up. Pretenending she needed help to unload them at her home, she asked Keith to go with her and Ian Brady. Thinking he was helping, Keith got in the car.
The car was driven to Saddleworth Moor. Hindley claimed she had lost a glove and asked Keith to help look for it. Brady then brought Keith with him to a remote area. Half an hour later Brady returned, alone. He had sexually assaulted Keith and strangled him with a piece of string before burying him.
When Hindley and Brady were arrested they denied murder. They went to prison. Years later they confessed and attempted to help locate the bodies. They found four of their five victims. Hindley is now deceased. Neither of them could remember where they buried Keith Bennett. All that is known is that his body is buried somewhere on Saddleworth Moor near a stream.

Hand drawn map by Myra Hindley

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Greater Manchester Police
0161 793 3020/3021


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