Muriel McKay

Muriel McKay

Muriel McKay

Missing since: December 29th, 1969

Muriel McKay, the wife of Alick McKay, chief executive at News International (formally News Limited) and close friend of Rupert Murdoch, became the unfortunate victim of a tragic kidnapping case in 1969.

Mistakenly identified as Murdoch’s wife, Anna Murdoch — Muriel McKay was kidnapped.

The perpetrators behind this heinous act were two brothers, Arthur and Nizamodeen Hosein, who were later convicted of both the murder and kidnapping in September 1970.

The case gained notoriety as one of the early instances in the United Kingdom where a trial and conviction for murder occurred even in the absence of the victim’s body, as well as one of United Kingdom’s first largest ransom case.

Press Coverage

Muriel McKay detectives will start Hertfordshire farm dig in July after speaking to her killer – 55 years after she was murdered when she was mistaken for Rupert Murdoch’s wife

Dailymail

Police to dig again for Muriel McKay after killer agreed to reveal where he buried her 54 years ago

Sky

Muriel McKay: Met Police to begin fresh search for body

The Times

Fresh search for remains of woman kidnapped for £1 million ransom in 1969

The Standard

Fresh search for Muriel McKay remains announced

BBC

Police To Dig Again For Muriel McKay After Killer Agreed To Reveal Where He Buried Her 54 Years Ago

EMEA Tribune

Muriel Mckay: What’s lead to a new search being launched?

Planet Radio

Police to begin fresh search for body of Muriel McKay – 54 years after kidnap and murder

LBC

Muriel McKay: Police to launch fresh search for remains at Hertfordshire farm

The Standard

Police launch fresh search for Muriel McKay’s remains

The Telegraph

What happened to Muriel McKay: The bungled kidnap victim

BBC

‘I’ll thank my grandmother’s killer if her body is found’

BBC

Muriel McKay killer says he will show where body is buried

BBC

Muriel McKay death: Notorious killer tells police where he buried victim’s body 55 years ago

Sky News

Muriel McKay: ‘Boost’ for family still searching for grandmother’s body after meeting landowner

Sky

Family of Muriel McKay urge police to do more to help find her body

Planet Radio

Muriel McKay murder: Fresh hope as cops will fly to Trinidad to interview killer

Mirror

Hope for missing Muriel McKay’s family as police find ‘compelling’ new evidence

Mirror

Muriel McKay’s family ‘hopeful’ to return and search Hertfordshire farm

Planet Radio

Muriel McKay: Police to search for her remains after family met killer

BBC

Fresh hope for family of Muriel McKay who was kidnapped and murdered after being mistaken for Rupert Murdoch’s wife as police chief who led hunt to catch Wayne Couzens says digging for her body could start ‘in the next few months’

Daily Mail

Hope for Muriel McKay family as police find burial claim ‘compelling’

The Times

Hertfordshire farm owner allows police to search for remains of murdered Muriel McKay

The Standard

Police set to search land for body of Muriel McKay who was kidnapped and murdered after being mistaken for Rupert Murdoch’s wife as farm owner permits dig on his land

Daily Mail

Muriel McKay: Cops to dig up farm in hunt for body after landowner gives permission

Mirror

Farm owner will let police search for Muriel McKay’s body after killer reveals where it is buried

Sky

Landowner agrees to let police search for body of Muriel McKay after killer reveals where she was buried

LBC

Farm owner will let police search for Muriel McKay’s body

The Times

Muriel McKay’s family to meet with police and discuss evidence from killer

Planet Radio

Could body of Muriel McKay who was kidnapped and murdered after being mistaken for Rupert Murdoch’s wife FINALLY be found 55 years later? Daughter will give police ‘credible’ evidence that she was buried by her killer at Hertfordshire farm

Daily Mail

Murdered woman’s daughter meets her killer in person and kisses him on both cheeks

Daily Star

Muriel McKay: Family comes face-to-face with grandmother’s killer

BBC

Kisses and an embrace for the man who murdered her own mother: Emotional moment daughter of Muriel McKay – who was kidnapped in 1969 after being mistaken for Rupert Murdoch’s wife – meets her killer before he shows spot on map where he buried body

Daily Mail

Killer finally shows family where he buried their grandma

Metro

Woman hugs her mum’s killer in desperate bid to find out where she was buried in 1969

Mirror

Muriel McKay’s family to give police ‘credible’ evidence from killer

The Times

Killer Shows Daughter Where He Buried Her Mother 54 Years After the Murder

Yahoo

She met her mother’s killer. He showed her where the body was buried

The Times

The wife of this Murdoch executive has been missing since the Sixties – will her body now be found?

Independent

What happened to Muriel McKay: The bungled kidnap victim

BBC

Muriel McKay: Home Office blocks murderer’s UK return, says victim’s family

BBC

Daughter of Muriel McKay hits out at Met chief after he calls for ‘concrete proof’ over where murder victim is buried

LBC

Police ‘would love to find Muriel McKay but must follow the law’

The Times

‘Please can you let me dig up her body’: Muriel McKay’s grandson pleads with the Met commissioner for ‘closure’

LBC

Muriel McKay’s family in new bid to dig for remains – as Home Office blocks killer’s offer to reveal burial site in person

Sky

Muriel McKay’s family ask court to let them search for body

The Times

Muriel McKay’s killers: How two twisted brothers from Trinidad murdered mum-of-three in £1m botched kidnap so shocking their waxworks were displayed in Madame Tussaud’s… but 55 years later one of them wants to show cops where her body is buried

Daily Mail

Farmer refuses offer of £40,000 from the family of Muriel McKay, who was killed in a bungled kidnapping after being mistaken for Rupert Murdoch’s wife, to dig up his land to search for her body

Daily Mail

Muriel McKay farm owner turns down $50k to dig for her body

The Times

Landowner rejects £40,000 offer from Muriel McKay’s family to excavate burial site in bid to find body

LBC

Muriel McKay: Family offers landowner £40k to search for body after killer reveals burial spot

ITV

Farmer snubs £40,000 from family desperate to find body of murdered mum

Mirror

Muriel McKay: Landowner rejects family’s £40,000 to let them dig murdered woman’s suspected burial site

The Standard

Muriel McKay’s family offer landowner £40,000 to excavate farm to find body, as MPs urge police to get search warrant

LBC

Family of Muriel McKay offer £40,000 to search Hertfordshire farm where she is buried

Planet Radio

Grandson of murder victim Muriel McKay slams Met for ‘not searching farmland’ as family issue new plea to find body

LBC

Family offer landowner £40,000 to help in search for murdered woman’s body

Metro

Family of Muriel McKay who was killed in bungled kidnapping after being mistaken for Rupert Murdoch’s wife offers farm owner £40,000 to dig up land where she is thought to be buried

Daily Mail

Family of woman kidnapped and murdered after being mistaken for Murdoch’s wife hope to search farm for body

Independent

Family offers £40,000 to dig land in search for kidnapped victim’s remains

Express

Muriel McKay family offer landowner £40k to find body

BBC

Let Muriel McKay’s family search farm for body, MPs urge police

The Times

Family of murdered Muriel McKay say police “owe them” one last search for her body

Planet Radio

EXCLUSIVE: Family of woman buried in Hertfordshire seek judge’s help to find her body

Planet Radio

Half a century after Muriel McKay was kidnapped by a criminal duo who mistook her for Rupert Murdoch’s wife… Will her family finally find the 55-year-old’s body after killer’s nine-page confession?

Daily Mail

Killer of Muriel McKay buried in Hertfordshire to return to the UK if Home Office lift deportation

Planet Radio

« Refuser de retrouver un corps est un crime » : bras de fer autour du mystère Muriel McKay, enlevée à Wimbledon

Le Parisien

More than 50 years after the kidnap of Muriel McKay – mistaken for Rupert Murdoch’s wife Anna

Daily Mail

Muriel McKay: Killer signed £40k contract to reveal victim’s body – but didn’t take the cash

Sky News

Muriel McKay: Convicted killer signed £40,000 contract with victim’s family to reveal what happened to her body

Sky News

Muriel McKay killer offers to show family burial site

The Times

Deported killer: ‘I’ll help you find your mother’s body’

Sky News

Muriel McKay’s killer requests to lift deportation order to help Dianne McKay locate her mothers body

Sky News

Muriel McKay: Deported killer offers to return to UK to show victim’s family where body is buried

Sky News

Muriel McKay: Family appeal for search warrant to find mother killed 50 years ago

The Times

Family of murdered Muriel McKay urge police to launch new search for her remains on remote beach

Sky News

Muriel McKay murder police start dig at farm

The Times

Muriel McKay: Digging begins at farm in case of woman who was murdered 53 years ago

Sky News

Muriel McKay: Police set to search farmland for remains of woman kidnapped and held to ransom 53 years ago

Sky News

Affaire Muriel McKay : 52 ans après, l’enquête sur ce meurtre lié à la famille Murdoch relancée

Le Parisien

Muriel McKay: Police reopen investigation into kidnap and murder after 52 years

The Times

Muriel McKay’s kidnap killer reveals burial place after 51 years

The Times

Darker Than Any ‘Succession’ Plot: The Murdoch Kidnap Tragedy

Forbes

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