Ian Brady who along with his partner Myra Hindley murdered 5 children and buried their bodies on Saddleworth Moor has died aged 79, taking the secret of his final victim’s body to his grave.
Between July 1963 and October 1965 Brady and Hindley preyed on the children of Greater Manchester, luring them away from their families before sexually abusing them and finally murdering them.
Four of Brady’s victims were buried up on Saddleworth Moor and while three of the children have been found, the final victim Keith Bennett remains undiscovered despite numerous police searches.
Before he died Terry Kilbride, the brother of John Kilbride who was murdered by the pair, begged Brady to do the right thing and finally tell police where he hid Keith’s body.
Terry told The Sun:
I would beg him to do the right thing on his deathbed and tell us where Keith is. Now is the time for him to stop playing tricks and come clean.
If he takes it to the grave, I will feel so sorry for Keith’s family. There will only ever be another search if there’s fresh evidence. That has to come from him.
Brady admitted to murdering Keith in 1985 but never revealed where he’d hidden the body despite being taken to the moor to help police in their investigation.
Keith’s mum, Winnie Johnson, spent her life campaigning to find the truth but unfortunately died in 2012 and as such was unable to give her son the Christian burial she wanted.
His family continue to search.
Brady was reportedly a patient at a high security psychiatric hospital in Merseyside when he died, while a court hearing in February revealed he was suffering from emphysema and had been bedridden for years.
He was reportedly receiving palliative care from a team of nurses 24/7 in the days leading to his death, reports ITV.
Mr Kilbride said he hoped the killer would rot in hell when he died and said he’d celebrate his death.
Brady’s partner in Crime Myra Hindley died in prison in 2002.