Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1966 for the murder of five children. The world stopped and watched their trial unfold, and the true horrors of what happened to their victims flooded out into the mainstream media. Brady’s cold and stern demeanour, and Hindley’s apparent motherly charm sparked a morbid fascination with the public, which continues to this day – despite being 50 years later and the death of Myra Hindley.
In 1994, Gloucester authorities obtained a search warrant for 25 Cromwell Street in the hope of finding Heather West, a young girl who had not been since June 1987. They suspected her parents; Fred and Rose West were connected to her disappearance because of the family joke that she was ‘buried under the patio.’ However, the excavation led to the recovery of a total of 12 bodies, all young women who had died at the hands of Fred or Rose West.