Ian Brady

The Moors murders

  Active for 3 years
(1963-1965) in United Kingdom

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

5

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 12 Timeline Events
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  13. 9 Books About Ian Brady
  14. 5 External References
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Ian Brady (born Ian Duncan Stewart) a Scottish rapist and serial killer who along with his girlfriend, Myra Hindley, are known for committing the Moors murders. The Moors murders were carried out in England between 1963 and 1965. Five children were abducted and at least four were sexually assaulted. The victims were male and female children aged between 10 and 17. Brady was sentenced to three terms of life imprisonment in 1966. Ian Brady was the longest-serving prisoner in British legal history until the record was broken by fellow serial killer John Straffen.

Ian Brady Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Ian Brady (aka) The Moors murders, was active for 3 years between 1963-1965, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Ian Brady was born (Ian Duncan Stewart) on January 2nd 1938 in Glasgow, city in Scotland, United Kingdom. He was raised by his mother until (Age 6 months), unofficial adoptive parents, Mary and John Sloan until (Age 9), Shawlands Academy until (Age 15), alone until (Age 17), his mother and step-father Patrick Brady until (Age 17), prison until adulthood. Stewart was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, unknown to Ian. His mother, Margaret "Peggy" Stewart, a tea-room waitress.

Stewart a heterosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. Stewart completed 9 years of school, no degree received. Stewart gained part of his education while attending Shawlands Academy. Stewart never married. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1963 (Age 24/25) Ian Brady started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with with his girlfriend, Myra Hindley at her grandmother's house on Bannock Street in Gorton, Manchester located in North West England, where Stewart was known to work as a serial killer, butcher.

He was arrested on October 7th 1965 (Age 27), convicted on May 6th 1966 (Age 28), sentenced to life imprisonment, three life terms at HM Prison Durham in the Elvet area of Durham, County Durham, England. Stewart was convicted on charges of rape, murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Ian Brady died on May 15th 2017 (Age 79), cause of death: natural causes, restrictive pulmonary disease at Ashworth Hospital, a high-security psychiatric hospital at Maghull in Merseyside, England.

Profile Completeness: 80%
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Ian Brady has been listed on Killer.Cloud since December of 2018 and was last updated 4 months ago.

Ian Brady a known:

Ian Brady
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Ian Brady
Nickname: The Moors murders
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1963 - 1965
Ages Active: 24/25 - 26/27
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: rape, murder
Life Span: 1938 - 2017
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: with his girlfriend, Myra Hindley at her grandmother's house on Bannock Street in Gorton, Manchester located in North West England
Occupation: serial killer, butcher
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 2, 1938
Birth Name: Ian Duncan Stewart
Family Name: Stewart
Given Name: Ian
Birth Location: Glasgow, city in Scotland, United Kingdom
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Rasied By: his mother until (Age 6 months), unofficial adoptive parents, Mary and John Sloan until (Age 9), Shawlands Academy until (Age 15), alone until (Age 17), his mother and step-father Patrick Brady until (Age 17), prison until adulthood
Birth Category: only child
Mother: Margaret "Peggy" Stewart, a tea-room waitress
Father: unknown to Ian

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 9 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received
Educated At: Shawlands Academy

Incarceration
Arrested: Oct 7, 1965 (Age 27)
Convicted: May 6, 1966 (Age 28)
Sentence: life imprisonment, three life terms
Prison Location: HM Prison Durham in the Elvet area of Durham, County Durham, England
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: May 15, 2017 (Age 79)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: restrictive pulmonary disease
Death Location: Ashworth Hospital, a high-security psychiatric hospital at Maghull in Merseyside, England
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: N/A
12 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Ian Brady

The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Ian Brady. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 02 1938Ian Brady was born in Glasgow, city in Scotland, United Kingdom.  #19380102
Jan 02 1958
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1963
(Age 24/25)
Ian Brady started his serial killing spree. #1963
1965
(Age 26/27)
Ian Brady ended his serial killing spree. #1965
Oct 07 1965
(Age 27)
Ian Brady arrested. #19651007
May 06 1966
(Age 28)
Ian Brady was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, three life terms at HM Prison Durham in the Elvet area of Durham, County Durham, England.  #19660506
Jan 02 1968
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 02 1978
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 02 1988
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jan 02 1998
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Jan 02 2008
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
May 15 2017
(Age 79)
Ian Brady died. cause of death: natural causes, restrictive pulmonary disease at Ashworth Hospital, a high-security psychiatric hospital at Maghull in Merseyside, England. #20170515

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
previous crimes TRUE 356
previous jail TRUE 340
previous prision TRUE 326
kill at killers home TRUE 309
used weapon TRUE 432
rape TRUE 428
torture TRUE 406
bound TRUE 388
strangle TRUE 422
killed in prison FALSE 205
kill at victims home FALSE 312
used gun FALSE 431
stalk FALSE 400
blindfold FALSE 350
sex with body FALSE 411
mutilated FALSE 424
ate part of body FALSE 432
drank blood FALSE 422
posed body FALSE 350
totem body part FALSE 349
totem personal item FALSE 341
robbed FALSE 405


Books that Mention Ian Brady

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Ian Brady)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Ian Brady)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: One of Your Own (mentions serial killer Ian Brady)
Carol Ann Lee
One of Your Own
Book: Face to Face with Evil (mentions serial killer Ian Brady)
Chris Cowley
Face to Face with Evil
Book: Brady and Hindley (mentions serial killer Ian Brady)
Fred Harrison
Brady and Hindley
Book: Serial Killers and Psychopaths (mentions serial killer Ian Brady)
John Marlowe
Serial Killers and Psychopaths
Book: The Secret Key To The Moors Murders (mentions serial killer Ian Brady)
Erica Gregory
The Secret Key To The Moors Murders
Book: The Gates of Janus (mentions serial killer Ian Brady)
Ian Brady
The Gates of Janus

9 Books that mention Serial Killer
Ian Brady

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1845967011 One of Your Own 1
184454981x Face to Face with Evil 1
1504036751 Brady and Hindley 2
1784049115 Serial Killers and Psycho... 4
1491880732 The Secret Key To The Moo... 1
1627310142 The Gates of Janus 14
1907554963 Ian Brady 2

The Moors murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965, in and around Manchester, England. The victims were five children aged between 10 and 17—Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans—at least four of whom were sexually assaulted.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q16466 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 27, 2018.
  2. Moors murders on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 27, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Ian BRADY on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 27, 2018.
  4. Ian Brady on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 27, 2018.
  5. JUDr. Miloslav Jedlička, Ian Brady, Myra Hindley on kriminalistika.eu, Retrieved on Mar 27, 2019.
Internal References

Ian Brady is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #32 of 55 [ Page 3 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #54 of 644 [ Page 4 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  3. #54 of 86 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #140 of 242 [ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #173 of 293 [ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #216 of 644 [ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #342 of 644 [ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #345 of 644 [ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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