those-photos-are-so-precious

“Mam, keep all the photos for us, for reasons, the ones of the dogs, scenery etc.”

- Moors murderer Myra Hindley, in a letter to her mother after her arrest. 

Unbeknownst to her mother, those photos were so precious to the killer couple because they served as souvenirs of the murders: The majority of the seemingly innocent, scenic pictures were of the actual grave-sites of the victims. Myra would be lounging casually on top of a concealed burial sight in one, Ian would be standing on top of a grave, posing with his rifle in another. After Myra admitted this, police took to the moors with dogs and wooden sticks, eventually finding 4 of the 5 victims with the help of David Smith and top investigators. The search for the last missing victim, Keith Bennet, continues to this day.