Winnie Johnson, mother of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett, was buried today after a moving funeral service.
During the service at St Chrysostom's church in Victoria Park, Manchester, where Ms Johnson was a regular parishioner and Keith attended Sunday school, the names of her son's killers were never uttered once.
Tormented to the last after a lifetime of campaigning, the 78-year-old died without fulfilling her cherished wish to find her son's makeshift grave on Saddleworth Moor.
Ian Brady and Myra Hindley abducted and murdered the 12-year-old in 1964, the only one of the five young victims whose body has never been found.
Despite countless letters to Brady begging for help, he continued to hold back the one detail that could have given Ms Johnson some peace.
In July 2009 after a final mammoth effort, with officers even using US spy satellite technology, Greater Manchester Police declared that the search for Keith's remains was over barring significant new evidence or a major scientific breakthrough.