The Strange Story Of Myra Hindley And The Moors Murders

Moors Murders Myra Hindley

Wikimedia CommonsIan Brady (left) and Myra Hindley, the duo convicted of carrying out the moors murders.

She was known as the most evil woman in Britain. But Myra Hindley, who in the 1960s helped sexually assault and murder five children in what would come to be known as the Moors murders, maintained that her abusive lover made her do it. Where does the truth lie?

Between 1963 and 1965, Myra Hindley and her lover Ian Brady lured four children — Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, and Lesley Ann Downey — into their car under the pretense of giving them a ride home. Instead, the pair took them to Saddleworth Moor, an isolated area some 15 miles outside of Manchester.

After they arrived, Hindley would say that she had misplaced an expensive glove, asking her victim to help her search for it. Each one complied, following Brady into the reeds to look for the missing garment.

Once a safe distance away from the road, Brady raped each child and then slit his or her throat. The couple then buried the bodies on the moor. To this day, not all bodies of the slain been found.

Elisabeth Sherman
Elisabeth Sherman is a writer living in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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