Ian Brady, Britain’s notorious serial killer, has finally died at 79-years-old, and he took the location of his last victim’s body to the grave with him. Even in death, he is still able to hurt his victim’s family.
Brady died on Monday at a high security hospital in NW England. He’s been battling a lung and chest condition.
The murderer spent more than 50 years in prison after he took the lives of five children between July of 1963 and October of 1965. For those two years, he murdered with the help of his accomplice, Myra Hindley, who died during 2002 in prison.
While it is not sad that the psychopath is finally dead, it is extremely upsetting that he did not reveal the location of 12-year-old Keith Bennett’s body. Although, he was reportedly was told to “do the right thing” before died.
Fox News reports:
Despite Brady’s death, Greater Manchester Police said Tuesday they won’t close the case of Bennett’s murder and would act on “credible and actionable” information in the search to find the boy’s body.
Bennett was one of five children murdered by Brady and Hindley, who ultimately became known as the “Moors Murderers,” after they tortured and murdered Edward Evans, 17, Pauline Reade, 16, John Kilbride, 12, and Lesley Ann Downey, 10.
Imprisoned since 1966, Brady was given three life sentences for the killings of Downey, Evans, and Kilbride and later went on to admit murdering Bennett and Reade, but was never tried in court for their deaths.
In 2013, Brady was denied a request to relocate to a Scottish prison where he wouldn’t be force fed and where he could be allowed to die, if he so wished.
Upon hearing news of Brady’s death, Kilbride’s brother, Terry, in an interview with The Sun, described Brady as a “murderous psychopath” who “ruined our lives all these years and he’ll still ruin it even though he’s gone.”
“Those two individuals, Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, they didn’t just destroy five young children’s lives,” former police officer Norman Brennan, who represented Downey’s family told BBC Two’s Newsnight. “The… false hopes that they gave the families for over 50 years destroyed all of the families as well, even to this day.”
I would be interested in seeing how officials solve this case and find the body, if they are even able to. It won’t be easy.