How Myra Hindley died in prison – but no undertaker would handle remains

The twisted actions of Myra Hindley and her partner Ian Brady have haunted Britain for decades.

The duo, known as the Moors Murderers, killed five innocent children before they were caught, and both jailed for life in 1966.

Most of the victims' bodies were discovered buried on Saddleworth Moor, except that of 12 year old Keith Bennett, whose location was never revealed by the evil pair.

Hindley spent much of her time in prison attempting to appeal her sentence, but she eventually died in hospital after spending 36 years behind bars.

How did Myra Hindley die?

The convicted murderer, who was a chain smoker known to smoke 40 cigarettes a day, died of respiratory failure on 15 November 2002.

Hindley had experienced a wealth of poor health throughout her prison sentence, and was reportedly taking 42 pills a day at the time of her death to relieve the symptoms of her long list of ailments.

Hindley was suffering from many illnesses including osteoarthritis, insomnia, depression, menopause, angina, hypertensions, raised cholesterol, back pain, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, bronchitis and the effects of a stroke.

In 1999 she had also been hospitalised after a brain aneurysm.

In November 2002, at the age of 60, Hindley suffered a heart attack that then led to the respiratory failure that took her life.

She was still so despised that 20 local undertakers refused to handle her remains.

Her body was instead taken to a Cambridge crematorium, 30 miles away.

Only 12 people attended Hindley's service – none of whom were from her family. They entered the crematorium through a side door, while a heavy police presence stopped members of the public from getting to the body.

Her ashes were later taken away in a prison van, and only her family know exactly where they are scattered.

It would not be until 2017 that her partner throughout her evil crimes, Ian Brady, would die of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a condition that also affects the lungs.

It is believed that Brady wished for his ashes to be scattered on Saddleworth Moor where he killed and buried his victims.

However, a judge ordered that his remains must not be scattered on the moors, as it would have caused a lot of "offence and upset" to the victims' families.

His ashes were instead dumped in the sea.

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