The five victims of Moors Murderer Ian Brady

Serial killer Ian Brady has died at the age of 79.

Brady and girlfriend Myra Hindley were jailed for killing five children in the 1960s, which became known as the 'Moors Murders'.

These were their five victims.

  • Pauline Reade

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Pauline Reade was 16 when she disappeared on her way to a dance in Gorton, Manchester on 12 July 1963.

Brady had told Hindley he wanted to "commit the perfect murder" that night.

He told Hindley to drive around in her van with him following on his bike until he spotted a victim Hindley was then to offer a lift to.

Hindley recognised Pauline as a friend of her younger sister Maureen, but lured her into the van by asking if Pauline would help her find an expensive missing glove on Saddleworth Moor.

Once there, Pauline was beaten about the head and had her throat cut with such force her spinal cord was severed.

Pathologists said it was impossible to say if she had been sexually assaulted.

It took two decades for her parents to find out what had happened to her as her body was only discovered in 1987 after the murderers confessed to the killing.

Pauline was still wearing her pink and gold party dress and blue coat.

  • John Kilbride

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Four months after Pauline vanished, 12-year-old John Kilbride became Brady's second victim.

In the shadow of President John F Kennedy's assassination in the US the day before, little attention was paid to the disappearance of the Manchester boy.

John was offered a lift home by Brady and Hindley from a market in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, on the evening of 23 November 1963.

The youngster agreed to get into the car on the pretext his parents would be worried about him if he was late home.

On the way back, Brady suggested they take a detour to again search for a glove Hindley had lost on the moors.

Once there, John was sexually assaulted and Brady attempted to slit his throat before strangling him, possibly with a shoelace.

Brady took a photograph of Hindley standing on the edge of his grave holding her pet dog.

The photograph would later lead police to the young boy's resting place.

John's brother Terry Kilbride said Brady had "taunted every one of the families" of his victims and called his death "good riddance".

  • Keith Bennett

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Keith Bennett, also 12, vanished on his way to his grandma's house in Longsight, Manchester on 16 June 1964.

Hindley lured him into the back of her van, where Brady was waiting, by asking him to help load some boxes.

As before, Brady and Hindley took Keith to Saddleworth Moor to supposedly search for a lost glove.

Hindley said Brady told her he sexually assaulted Keith before strangling him with a piece of string.

Keith's body was the only one that was never found - despite numerous appeals by his family for Brady to reveal where he was buried.

The youngster's mother Winnie Johnson died never knowing.

  • Lesley Ann Downey

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At age 10, Lesley Ann Downey was the youngest of Brady's victims.

She was abducted by Brady and Hindley from a fairground on 26 December 1964 and lured to their house by asking her to help them carry some packages.

Brady stripped, sexually abused and tortured her, forcing her to pose for pornographic photographs.

The next morning, Brady and Hindley drove to Saddleworth Moor where they buried the body. Brady later claimed it was Hindley who murdered Lesley Ann.

Her last moments were recorded on a harrowing 16-minute, 21-second audio tape.

The terrified girl begged for mercy, called out for her mother and appealed to God for help before her voice was stifled forever.

Her cries reduced the judge, jury, courtroom spectators and even hardened police officers to tears.

John Stalker, former deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester, said: "Nothing in criminal behaviour before or since has penetrated my heart with quite the same paralysing intensity."

Detectives could not say exactly how Lesley Ann died.

  • Edward Evans

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Had the Brady and Hindley not made a crucial blunder in involving Hindley's brother-in-law David Smith in their next enterprise, the murder of Edward Evans might not have been their last.

The 17-year-old was lured from a gay bar to a home then shared by Hindley and Brady on the Hattersley estate at Hyde.

Smith was summoned to the house by a phone call on a false pretext.

He was then forced to watch as Brady attacked Evans with an axe, smothered him with a cushion and completed his grim task with an electrical cable.

Shocked, Smith helped the pair carry the trussed-up body into a bedroom. He then fled terrified and called the police.

The next morning police searched the house, and began unravelling the gruesome evidence of Brady and Hindley's appalling crimes.

Brady was 28 in May 1966 when he and Hindley were convicted of murdering Lesley Ann and Edward.

He was also convicted of the murder of John Kilbride and received three life sentences to run concurrently.

In 1987 Brady finally confessed to the murders of Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett but he was never tried for the crimes.