Soon after joining Millwards, Hindley became infatuated with Brady, detailing her obsession in a diary. As a result, by the end of the year the pair had become a couple. Over time, they stopped socializing with their colleagues, preferring to spend time in each other’s company.
Then, on July 12, 1963, tragedy struck the neighborhood when 16-year-old Reade disappeared on her way to a dance. Although her mother Joan and brother Paul combed the streets, no trace of the teenager was found. What’s more, four months later another youngster went missing.
In fact, between 1963 and 1965 five youngsters disappeared in mysterious circumstances in the Manchester area. However, it wasn’t until David Smith, Hindley’s brother-in-law, made a call to the police that the chilling truth began to be revealed.