Case 49

The Moors Murders

(Part 3)

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The Moors Murders

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[Part 3 of 3]

(A recap of part two)

Brady and Hindley continued their killing spree, murdering Keith Bennett on the 16th of June 1964, seven months after the murder of John Kilbride. Two months later Hindley’s sister Maureen married David Smith. Brady and Hindley had virtually nothing to do with David and Maureen before their marriage, and Hindley, in particular, didn’t approve.

But after the marriage, they became close.

 

Brady and Hindley murdered Lesley Ann Downey on the 26th of December 1964, Brady tape recorded some of what happened and took photographs.

After the death of David and Maureen’s child, Angela Dawn, Brady became even closer to David. Slowly trying to manipulate him and bring him into his inner sanctum. He gave David the same books to read that he had given Hindley and started talking about murder, and how there was nothing wrong with taking a life.

On the 6th of October 1965, Brady met Edward Evans at Manchester Central Railway Station. He invited him to his and Hindley’s house at 16 Wardle Brook Avenue, Hattersley for drinks. When they got there, he instructed Hindley to go and get David to join them.

When David got to the house, he witnessed Brady murder Edward with an axe. After months of moulding David, this was his attempt to try and get David to join him in murder.

David helped clean up, and told Brady and Hindley what they wanted to hear. But it all blew up in Brady’s face when David called the police, and they found Edward’s body still in the house.
Brady was charged with his murder and Hindley was charged with being an accessory to Edward’s murder.

In his interviews with police, David Smith said Brady had told him about other murders he had committed. Although David didn’t believe him at the time, he said Brady specifically mentioned taking people from Manchester and burying them on the Moors.

Police started searching through missing person files, and the cases of Pauline Reade, Keith Bennet, Lesley Ann Downey and John Kilbride jumped out at them.

Detective Joseph Mounsey noticed some odd looking photographs in the albums of Brady and Hindley. They were photos of mostly dirt he believed were taken on the Moors.

A gut instinct led officer Robert Spiers to search up on a hill after the search had already been called off for the day. He found the body of Lesley Ann Downey.

Police had also found the suitcases Brady kept with the incriminating material. They found photo’s of Lesley and the tape.

They were getting ready to re-interview Brady and Hindley about Lesley Ann Downey…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

“One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra Hindley” by Carol Ann Lee

“Evil Revelations: The Man Who Witnessed The Moors Murders” by David Smith and Carol Ann Lee

 

DOCUMENTARIES:

“The Moors Murders Code” (2004)

“Myra Hindley: Making of a Monster” (2003)

 

ARTICLES:

Moors Murder breakthrough: Cops closer to finding victim’s body after ‘crucial discovery’ – Daily Star

Moors murderer Ian Brady in SECOND bid to starve himself using taxpayers’ cash – Daily Star

Moors serial killer Ian Brady sent sick fan down memory lane in a guided tour – Daily Star Sunday

REVEALED: Serial child killer Ian Brady asks gangsters to guard ‘thousands’ at his funeral – Daily Star

How one schoolboy nearly became the sixth victim of the Moors Murderers – Manchester Evening News

Moors murderer Ian Brady says he is dying – The Telegraph

Moors murderer Ian Brady makes new bid for move to prison so he can starve himself to death – The Mirror

Moors Murders 50 years on: Alone and hated, but Ian Brady still thinks he’s better than ‘the maggots’ he’s locked up with – Manchester Evening News

David Smith – The Telegraph

Moors killer Ian Brady ‘cut his teeth’ killing tramps, top detective claims – Daily Star

Mother of missing Moors murder victim dies without knowing son’s burial place – The Guardian

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[Part 3 of 3]

(A recap of part two)

Brady and Hindley continued their killing spree, murdering Keith Bennett on the 16th of June 1964, seven months after the murder of John Kilbride. Two months later Hindley’s sister Maureen married David Smith. Brady and Hindley had virtually nothing to do with David and Maureen before their marriage, and Hindley, in particular, didn’t approve.

But after the marriage, they became close.

Brady and Hindley murdered Lesley Ann Downey on the 26th of December 1964, Brady tape-recorded some of what happened and took photographs.

After the death of David and Maureen’s child, Angela Dawn, Brady became even closer to David. Slowly trying to manipulate him and bring him into his inner sanctum. He gave David the same books to read that he had given Hindley and started talking about murder, and how there was nothing wrong with taking a life.

On the 6th of October 1965, Brady met Edward Evans at Manchester Central Railway Station. He invited him to his and Hindley’s house at 16 Wardle Brook Avenue, Hattersley for drinks. When they got there, he instructed Hindley to go and get David to join them.

When David got to the house, he witnessed Brady murder Edward with an axe. After months of moulding David, this was his attempt to try and get David to join him in murder.

David helped clean up, and told Brady and Hindley what they wanted to hear. But it all blew up in Brady’s face when David called the police, and they found Edward’s body still in the house.
Brady was charged with his murder and Hindley was charged with being an accessory to Edward’s murder.

In his interviews with police, David Smith said Brady had told him about other murders he had committed. Although David didn’t believe him at the time, he said Brady specifically mentioned taking people from Manchester and burying them on the Moors.

Police started searching through missing person files, and the cases of Pauline Reade, Keith Bennet, Lesley Ann Downey and John Kilbride jumped out at them.

Detective Joseph Mounsey noticed some odd looking photographs in the albums of Brady and Hindley. They were photos of mostly dirt he believed were taken on the Moors.

A gut instinct led officer Robert Spiers to search up on a hill after the search had already been called off for the day. He found the body of Lesley Ann Downey.

Police had also found the suitcases Brady kept with the incriminating material. They found photo’s of Lesley and the tape.

They were getting ready to re-interview Brady and Hindley about Lesley Ann Downey…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

BOOKS:

“One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra Hindley” by Carol Ann Lee

“Evil Revelations: The Man Who Witnessed The Moors Murders” by David Smith and Carol Ann Lee

 

DOCUMENTARIES:

“The Moors Murders Code” (2004)

“Myra Hindley: Making of a Monster” (2003)

 

ARTICLES:

Moors Murder breakthrough: Cops closer to finding victim’s body after ‘crucial discovery’ – Daily Star

Moors murderer Ian Brady in SECOND bid to starve himself using taxpayers’ cash – Daily Star

Moors serial killer Ian Brady sent sick fan down memory lane in a guided tour – Daily Star Sunday

REVEALED: Serial child killer Ian Brady asks gangsters to guard ‘thousands’ at his funeral – Daily Star

How one schoolboy nearly became the sixth victim of the Moors Murderers – Manchester Evening News

Moors murderer Ian Brady says he is dying – The Telegraph

Moors murderer Ian Brady makes new bid for move to prison so he can starve himself to death – The Mirror

Moors Murders 50 years on: Alone and hated, but Ian Brady still thinks he’s better than ‘the maggots’ he’s locked up with – Manchester Evening News

David Smith – The Telegraph

Moors killer Ian Brady ‘cut his teeth’ killing tramps, top detective claims – Daily Star

Mother of missing Moors murder victim dies without knowing son’s burial place – The Guardian

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