Keith Bennett, the victim of the Moors murder, is missing, so police used a drone to search for him.
When a writer claimed to have discovered a child’s bones, his brother Alan said he was “frustrated, annoyed and confused.”
After a three-day search of the area turned up nothing, officers were seen using the unmanned craft to scour the rough terrain.
Keith Bennett, a victim of the Moors Murderers, was “strangled with piece of string” by the evil Ian Brady.
After directing police to the location, author Russell Edwards claimed to have located what could “only be Keith,” whose body has been missing for 58 years after being killed by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
The author claimed that after a seven-year personal search for the remains of the missing 12-year-old, he came across a 5 foot by 3 foot barren “white patch” close to where the couple had interred their other victims on Saddleworth Moor near Manchester.
The former gravedigger claimed that after going two feet down, the smell of death overcame him.
A child’s jaw bone, according to an archaeologist who examined photos from the dig, was allegedly discovered.
Police began their search on Friday, but as of last night, they had drilled down more than 3 feet, which is deeper than the killer couple buried their other four victims.
Alan, Keith’s brother and the nearest living relative, wrote on Facebook that he was “confused to say the least” as to why the dig had turned up nothing.
There is more to this than meets the eye, I am just getting frustrated, annoyed, confused, and feeling a lot more emotions, he said.
“I don’t understand why that guy seems to have given the police inaccurate information about the location.
“After his claims about his years of research, there is no way he could have forgotten the exact location.
“Just a few of the many ideas racing through my head.
I have a lot more to say and ask, but I’ll hold off for the time being out of respect and gratitude for the forensic team and the cold case team.
Cheryl Hughes, a senior investigating officer with Greater Manchester Police, stated that they had not discovered “any identifiable human remains,” but continued, “Our work to excavate the site is continuing.
Conditions are challenging, and it might take some time for us to finish the excavation completely, but we’re committed to making sure it’s done as thoroughly as possible.
Hindley passed away in 2002, and Brady, who insisted he had forgotten where he buried Keith, passed away in 2017.
Before she passed away in 2012, Keith’s mother Winnie Johnson frequently visited the Moor in an effort to locate her son.