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Myra Hindley

Myra HindleyBorn: 23-Jul-1942
Birthplace: Crumpsall, Manchester, England
Died: 15-Nov-2002
Location of death: Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, England [1]
Cause of death: Infection
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Moors Murders

Aided Ian Brady in the rape and murder of five children, 1963-1965. The bodies were buried in shallow graves on Saddleworth Moor, Manchester, leading the crimes to be referred to as the Moors Murders. Hindley was sentenced to life imprisonment on 6 May 1966. News of her crimes was received with horror by the public, to the extent that the name Myra was all but abandoned. Though she reformed, the British government repeatedly forestalled and eventually quashed her right to a parole hearing.


[1] West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, England.

    Murder Pauline Reade, 16 (12-Jul-1963)
    Murder John Kilbride, 12 (23-Nov-1963)
    Murder Keith Bennett, 12 (16-Jun-1964)
    Murder Lesley Ann Downey, 10 (26-Dec-1964)
    Murder Edward Evans, 17 (6-Oct-1965)
    Aneurysm Dec-1999
    Heart Attack Nov-2002
    Autopsy
    Risk Factors: Smoking



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