Murder on the Moors: Myra Hindley and Ian Brady Ian Brady: Born January 2nd 1938 Myra Hindley: Born: July 23rd 1942 Died: November 15th, 2002. By; Amanda Guth
The Crime & SceneVictim:• Pauline Reade• 16 year old girl, sexually assaulted and murdered.• July 12th 1963• Saddleworth Moor, England
The Crime & Scene Victim: John Kilbride 12 year old boy, sexually assaulted and murdered. November 23rd 1963. Body found Saddleworth Moor, Manchester England. Victim: • Keith Bennett • 12 year old boy, sexually assaulted and murdered. • June 16th 1964 • Body found at SaddleworthMoor, Manchester England.
The Crime & Scene Victim: Lesley Ann Downey 10 Year old girl December 26th 1964 Sexually assaulted and murdered. Abducted at the fairgrounds in Ancoats, England. Her body was found at Saddleworth Moor.Victim:• Edward Evans• 17 year old boy murdered with an axe.• October 6th 1965• At Brady’s home, 16 Wardle brook Ave. Manchester England.
Psychological Profile of Killers• Based on the description of the crime scene, the psychologicalProfile of the killers is.• Organized• Psychopathic
Background on Killers• Motive Brady: Sexual predator who took supreme pleasure in murder.Hindley: Driven by the desire to please Brady.• Ian Brady, troubled childhood, abandon by his mother.• Did time in prison at age 17• Was fascinated with Nazi ideology• Myra Hindley,Brady’s girlfriend, came to embrace hisNazi ideology.• Brain washed by Brady, hated children.Bradywas schizophrenic and considered by some to be mentally ill. They both embraced the idea that they were doing the world good.Relationship to victims• Pauline Reade, was a friend of Hindley’s sister.• Edward Evans was an acquaintanceof Brady’s.
Legal aspects of the caseThe case was resolved when• David Smith, the husband ofMyra’s sister saw Brady kill Edward Evans, and informed police.• Police searchedthe Brady home and found Evan’sdead body.• Evidence found at their homelinked Brady and Hindley to the other crimes.Charges brought• They were sentenced to life in prison.Where are they now?• Hindley died November 15th 2002 in prison at 60 years old.• Brady is still in prison.
Interesting Facts• “See No Evil” is a movie about the moors murders.• “Beyond Belief” Is the story of Ian Brady & Myra Hindley• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpxCSwVJ6Mg&feature=r elated
Reflections• It teaches us to be aware of the fact that sometimes even people you are associated with cannot be trusted.• We should always use caution whenever we are asked to go with someone especially alone.• A broken family and child abandonmentin this case lead to intense anger and acts of violence and hatred towards God and man.• It shows that the writings and ideas that came from evil people like Adolf Hitler, in this case helped fuel the same kind of hatred and murder in the hearts of these two twisted people.