Moira Anderson

 

Episode Summary

Part One:

TRIGGER WARNING – This episode covers the subject of child abuse, so listener discretion is strongly advised.

11 year old Moira Anderson disappeared on the afternoon of Saturday the 23rd of February 1957 in a blizzard, and her case is officially unsolved. However, on a cold wintery evening, 35 years later, a tense conversation led to a startling revelation. Would this revelation provide Moira’s family with the answers they so desperately needed?

Please Be Advised – This episode may contain content that some may find distressing. As always, we advise listener discretion. This episode it not suitable for anyone under the age of 13.

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Episode Summary

Part Two:

TRIGGER WARNING – This episode covers the subject of child abuse, so listener discretion is strongly advised.

Sandra Brown’s journey to try and get justice for Moira Anderson leads to many revelations; but would it be enough to uncover Moira’s murderer?

Please Be Advised – This episode may contain content that some may find distressing. As always, we advise listener discretion. This episode it not suitable for anyone under the age of 13.

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Episode Summary

Part Three:

TRIGGER WARNING – This episode covers the subject of child abuse, so listener discretion is strongly advised.

Sandra Brown’s journey to try and get justice for her cousins and Moira Anderson continues.

Please Be Advised – This episode may contain content that some may find distressing. As always, we advise listener discretion. This episode it not suitable for anyone under the age of 13.

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Cold case team hunt for schoolgirl Moira Anderson’s body 55 years on | The Scotsman

Moira Anderson: Police to exhume Coatbridge grave – BBC News

Moira Anderson family asks for Coatbridge grave to be opened – BBC News

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Glasgow and West | Missing Moira Anderson remembered

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Glasgow and West | Moira documents could be released

BBC NEWS | Scotland | ‘New evidence’ in Moira mystery

Moira Anderson: Police exhuming family grave in search for body of schoolgirl, 11, who went missing 56 years ago as daughter of prime suspect arrives at cemetery | Daily Mail Online

Moira Anderson mystery remains after grave exhumation fails to find body | Daily Mail Online

Moira search sparks fears of Fred West’s hidden Scots victims | UK | News | Express.co.uk

Our Founder – Moira Anderson

Where There Is Evil (The Pan Real Lives Series Book 10) eBook : Brown, Sandra: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Alexander Gartshore incriminated himself on tape – Daily Record

Moira Anderson murder: Alexander Gartshore DID kill the schoolgirl, say prosecutors – Daily Record

Moira Anderson murder: A 57-year search for the truth – BBC News

Moira Anderson: Prosecutors believe Alexander Gartshore killed schoolgirl – BBC News

Moira Anderson inquiry: Appeal to Baxter’s Buses staff – BBC News

Paedophile’s daughter Sandra Brow gives evidence to help search of missing girl | Daily Mail Online

Moira Anderson murder: Investigators working to find remains of schoolgirl who went missing six decades ago receive initial forensic report – Daily Record

Moira Anderson murder: Search sites identified – BBC News

Search area narrowed in Moira Anderson remains probe – BBC News

Old Glasgow Murders: The Disappearance of Moira Anderson 1957

Moira Anderson murder suspect ‘also abused sister’ – BBC News

Who is Moira Anderson? Here’s what we know about Coatbridge schoolgirl who has been missing for 60 years | The Scottish Sun

Search for schoolgirl missing since 1957 closes in on canal | ITV News

Moira Anderson mystery: Police ‘optimistic’ in canal search | UK | News | Express.co.uk

Police divers search canal for remains of 11-year-old Scottish schoolgirl who disappeared 60 years ago – Mirror Online

Moira Anderson case: New witness could be key to 61-year-old mystery | UK | News | Express.co.uk

‘Credible witness’ emerges in Moira Anderson mystery | HeraldScotland

Moira Anderson mystery: Woman who heard screams could be credible new witness | Glasgow Times

Suspected murderer of Moira Anderson confessed to his own family that he killed the missing schoolgirl – Daily Record

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Moira Anderson – Dedicated To Supporting Those Affected By Childhood Sexual Abuse

Scots woman spends over 30 years trying to prove her own dad was child killer – Daily Record

Moira Anderson: Search for remains of murdered Coatbridge schoolgirl still a ‘live investigation’ | STV News

Moira Anderson: case still active after 65 years say police | Glasgow Times

Murder of Scots schoolgirl Moira Anderson more than 65 years ago to be examined in new podcast | The Scottish Sun

Moira Anderson – Unsolved Murder 1957 – Coatbridge, Lanarkshire – Moira Anderson Unsolved Mysteries UK

Moira Anderson & Her Case: 10 Frequently Asked Questions – Moira Anderson

SECRETS FROM THE GRAVE; The disappearance of 12-year-old Moira Anderson baffled detectives for decades. Now new claims suggest she may have been murdered by a Kirk elder friend of evil Fred West. – Free Online Library

Moira: Still No News | Edinburgh Evening News | Monday 11 March 1957 | British Newspaper Archive

Nation-Wide Hunt Now For Moira Of Coatbridge | Edinburgh Evening News | Tuesday 26 February 1957 | British Newspaper Archive

Lost Girl Search Covers All Britain | Torbay Express and South Devon Echo | Tuesday 26 February 1957 | British Newspaper Archive

Missing Girl Found | Edinburgh Evening News | Thursday 07 March 1957 | British Newspaper Archive

Police Want Missing Girl’s Photo On Tv | Edinburgh Evening News | Friday 17 May 1957 | British Newspaper Archive

The Story Behind The Lost Girl Millions Saw | Daily News (London) | Monday 20 May 1957 | British Newspaper Archive

Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser Friday March 26 1993 29 Special Feature Headline News Moira’s Baffling Disappearance Was Given Extensive Coverage | Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser | Friday 26 March 1993 | British Newspaper Archive

Moira’s Picture To Be Shown On Tv | Edinburgh Evening News | Saturday 18 May 1957 | British Newspaper Archive

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Where There Is Evil

by Sandra Brown

Synopsis

Sandra Brown was eight when her friend and neighbour, twelve-year-old Moira Anderson, disappeared from the small town of Coatbridge near Glasgow in 1957. Moira has never been seen since.

Twenty-seven years later, at a family funeral, Sandra’s estranged father confessed to her that he had been involved in the girl’s disappearance. Appalled and fascinated by his curious half confession, Sandra began to delve into the case and in so doing discovered that her father was an acknowledged child molester whose activities were known not just to everyone in Coatbridge but also to the police. The horrifying jigsaw she pieced together, along with the admission her father had made, ultimately convinced Sandra that he had indeed been responsible for Moira’s disappearance nearly fifty years ago. Where There Is Evil is the remarkable story of Sandra’s quest to unravel the mystery and see justice done.