Case 202

Moira Anderson

*** Warning: This case involves a child victim ***

On Saturday, February 23 1957, 11-year-old Moira Anderson set out in a blizzard to run a quick errand. When she failed to return home, locals in her hometown of Coatbridge, Scotland began searching the area for any sign of her. But Moira was never found and with few leads, the investigation into her disappearance quickly faltered.

Decades later, a woman named Sandra Brown came forward with a startling accusation. She suspected her father – a retired bus driver named Alexander Gartshore – knew exactly what had happened to Moira…



Casefile Presents



Research & writing – Erin Munro

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host



‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska




Where There is Evil – Sandra Brown



Moira Anderson Foundation



Moira Anderson murder suspect ‘also abused sister’ – BBC

Woman who heard scream holds key to 61-year Moira Anderson mystery – The Scotsman

New search for remains of schoolgirl Moira Anderson to begin – 60 years after she disappeared – The Scottish Sun

Sister begs clippie to end 60-year silence and help find murdered schoolgirl’s remains – Daily Record

Moira Anderson murder: child rapist Alexander Gartshore DID kill the schoolgirl, say prosecutors – Daily Record

Who is Moira Anderson? – The Scottish Sun

52 years on, family of missing Moira Anderson believe they know where she’s buried – Daily Record

Could this be the clue that ends 60-year mystery of Moira’s death – The Scottish Mail

I was attacked by Gartshore too, says sister of tragic Moira – Scottish Daily Mail

Rapist Gartshore ‘killed Moira Anderson’ – The Scotsman

Church elder jailed for abusing children – The Herald

Sunday Mail recovers hidden dossier about child sex abuse ring – Sunday Mail





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