Morbid crime obsessives have spent a fortune buying Ian Brady’s possessions and letters from murky websites in the wake of his death, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.
A Northern Ireland-based collector of serial killer ‘murderabilia’ said a spike in sales of Brady’s belongings happened hours after news broke of the death of the Moors murderer a week ago.
The collector also revealed some are hunting for the ‘Ian Brady holy grail’ – a letter in which he is believed to pinpoint the spot where he disposed of the body of his fourth victim, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, which still remains undiscovered.
Several of Brady’s letters to his pen-pals and fans are now sold out on so-called ‘murderabilia’ sites which specialise in flogging items that belong to the world’s most notorious serial killers.
Rannah Gray, author of the true crime book “Familiar Evil,” speaks about the investigation that resulted in the murder-suicide of former Baton Rouge-based television personality Scott Rogers.
Skirting of immigration laws. Perjury and illegal reception of federal funds. Careful crafting of a ‘Good Samaritan’ facade and the master manipulation of law enforcement, media and nonprofit agencies.
The sexual abuse of foster children.
All are addressed in “Familiar Evil”—the true crime account of the infamous investigation of Baton Rouge television personality and “model foster parent” Scott Rogers.
Recently, “Familiar Evil” author Rannah Gray and investigator Mary Jane Marcantel traveled to Shreveport to share a behind-the-scenes look into the investigation that ended in a murder-suicide in 2014.
With a recent, similar arrest case of Haughton resident and foster parent Terral Anthony Parfait, Gray said the messages and warning behind “Familiar Evil” are