Listen: Hattersley Myra, IAN, Keith Bennett discussed on Female Criminals
"This time they targeted the Manchester neighborhood of long site on June sixteenth nineteen sixty four Ian spotted twelve year old Keith Bennett walking down a sidewalk alone. Keith had only just left his parents home and was walking a few blocks to visit his grandmother when my redraw up beside him an offered him a lift once again, Ian and Myra drove their victim to Saddleworth more where Ian sexually assaulted and tortured Keith before strangling him, then they rolled Keith into a grave before bearing him. Ian took a polaroid photograph of his body research by Rhodes university suggests that serial killers take trophies or souvenirs from their murders for several reasons. First it allows. To relive or fantasize about the crime during their cool down periods. Second the pieces or photos allow these killers to remain in control of those. They have dominated while away from them for Ian. These photographs were mementos to help him relive his crimes for Myra. They were tool she could use to keep Ian with her. And to remind him of what they were capable of together in the days and weeks after Keith went missing police searched for evidence that Keith's stepfather had done something to him even going so far as to rip up his garden and the floorboards in his house. Looking for Keith's body. It's common missing children's cases to look towards parents and stepparents as the most likely culprits as their around the children every day. Even though the police would interrogate Keith stepfather another three times over the next couple of years. They also expanded their investigation throughout Manchester policeman, literally went door to door to inter. View neighbors about their whereabouts. If someone was unavailable at the time, they would return later when they were home the house calls began to consume enormous amounts of the officers work hours and private time, but they had strong motivation to discover what had happened to Keith Bennett. Detectives with the Manchester police department had begun to suspect that John Kilbride and Keith Bennett's disappearances were linked, and that there might be a serial killer loose and Manchester. Even though crime rates at that time in Manchester were very high children almost never went missing to have two twelve year old boys. Disappear only six months apart. The detectives reason their cases must share a common link if the increased scrutiny bothered in and Myra they never seem to show it their lives in the months after Keith's murder were domestic and simple, Ian and Myra went to work, and they reconnected with friends after my res- twenty second birthday on July. Twenty third nineteen sixty four Myra and Ian spent more and more time with my resume. Her sister, Maureen and her new husband, David Smith, David had a lot of baggage. He was quasi infamous in Manchester for once stabbing a boy during a school fight and for once punching his school headmaster in the face Mirus. Parents had objected to Maureen and David's marriage from the beginning Myra, Ian on the other hand. Like, David immediately, and David admired, Ian, he and was ten years older, more worldly and seemed to have his life together. He had a stable job still working at the same chemical distribution office as Myra he did whatever he wanted and Myra was in emerald with him. No matter what Ian brought David under his wing much in the same way. He did with Myra. He gave David the same Nazi texts and marquee to Saad novels had given to Myra to read. He told David about his plans to rob a Bank almost as if he was testing David loyalty the way, he tested Myra. He also taught David how does shoot a gun Myra, Ian, Maureen and David would routinely picnic together in Saddleworth Moore's near and sometimes right on top of the places where Ian and Myra had buried their victims at some time in late nineteen sixty four Myers grandmother who Myra and David were still living with. Had to move to another government subsidized house in the nearby neighborhood of Hattersley Myra and Ian moved with her. And shortly after they were all settled in Ian told Myra it was time to kill again. No doubt emboldened by the fact that they had never even been suspected of their previous crimes in and Myra decided that they would do things differently.."