Ian Brady and Myra Hindley during
their time as active killers.
Ian Brady, Myra Hindley (left) and a friend.
A photo of Myra Hindley taken by
Myra Hindley mugshot
October 22, 1965 - Ian Brady in police custody prior to his court
for the Moors Murders
for which he was later convicted.
by William H Alden/Getty Images)
22nd November 1965: Convicted murderer, Ian Brady under guard in
a police car.
(Photo by William H. Alden/Evening Standard/Getty
6th May 1966: Moors Murderer Ian Brady being taken to court in a
(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
7th May 1966 - A Police van leaves Chester Crown Court carrying
the Moors Murder Suspects,
Brady and Myra Hindley after the jury
had retired to consider it's verdict
(Photo by Bentley Archive/Popperfoto/Getty
Police in 1965 searching for further evidence near Greenfield,
England, where murder victim
Downey was found. In 1966 Myra
Hindley and Ian Brady were convicted of killing
the Pennine Moors.
October 22, 1965 - Greenfield, England: Searchers scour the moors
looking for graves after reports
were received by police of bodies
buried in the area. The body of a young girl was recovered that
and police have charged a 27-year-old stock clerk, Ian Brady, and a
Myra Hindley, 23, with the murder.
May 6, 1966 - Chester, England: Ian Brady (left) and his blonde
mistress, Myra Hindley,
were found guilty
May 6 of murder, in
the sensational "Bodies of the Moor" trial.
Both were sentenced to
Brady was responsible for the murders
of five children during the 1960s. In August 1987 he claimed
that he had carried out another five killings and even said where he had
buried the bodies,
but the police were never able to prove whether these
claims were true.
The five murders that Brady admitted
carrying out were committed with Myra Hindley as his accomplice.
the infamous Moors Murders, which are still some of the most reviled
crimes in Britain
decades after they happened. As a result, Brady and
Hindley became two of the most hated
individuals in British criminal
On July 12, 1963, the couple claimed
their first victim. 16-year-old Pauline Reade was enticed into
Hindley's minivan while Brady followed behind on his motorcycle. They
drove up to Saddleworth
Moor where Hindley asked Pauline to help her
look for a lost glove. They were busy "searching
the moors" when Brady
pounced upon Pauline and raped her. He then smashed her skull in with
shovel and slashed her throat so violently that she was almost
decapitated. Brady then buried
Pauline's body on the moor, where it
remained for over 20 years.
On November 23, Hindley lured
12-year-old John Kilbride into her car from a market place in
Ashton-under-Lyne, and drove him to Saddleworth Moor. Brady was waiting
there and ordered
Hindley to wait for him in a nearby village in their
hired Ford Anglia. While Hindley waited in
her car, Brady attempted to
stab the boy with a knife, but the weapon was too blunt. Brady lost
temper and strangled him to death with a string before burying his body
in a shallow grave.