Serial Killer Takes Final Secret With Him to the Grave

Hours before death, victim's brother begged for location of still missing body
By Gina Carey,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2017 7:32 PM CDT

(Newser) – One of Britain’s most notorious killers died Monday, taking a secret that’s haunted the family of one of his victims with him to the grave. The Telegraph reports that Ian Brady, 79, died in a hospital of causes not yet released to the public. Along with Myra Hindley, who passed away in prison in 2002, Brady sexually tortured and murdered five children ages 10 through 17 in the mid-1960s. After burying four of the bodies in the Saddleworth Moor, the pair became known as the Moors Murderers. But Brady never revealed where 12-year-old victim Keith Bennett's body was buried, and the boy’s elderly mother passed away without ever knowing his final resting place.

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As his health began failing, Brady continued to deny requests to reveal the whereabouts of the body. "I would beg him to do the right thing on his deathbed and tell us where Keith is," Terry Kilbride, whose brother John was also murdered by Brady, told the Sun hours before Brady's death. The head of the local cold case unit tells the BBC Brady's death will "not change" the effort to find Keith's remains. Prior to his death, Brady was in poor health, with chest and lung problems. He recently made headlines for demanding his right to die. His multiple appeals to be removed from a hospital and placed in prison in his native Scotland, where he wouldn’t be force-fed through a feeding tube, were refused. (This serial killer's true toll may never be known.)

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