London police said on Tuesday they were reviewing new information in the 1969 kidnapping-murder of Muriel McKay, who was mistaken for the wife of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, and whose body was never found.
The Metropolitan Police said McKay’s family had contacted them with new details, which include the body’s location, said Murdoch-owned The Times newspaper.
A spokesman told AFP: “Muriel McKay’s family contacted the Met in December 2021 regarding information they received regarding his murder.”
The Times said the move came after kidnapping convict Nizamodin Hossein revealed that Mackay’s body was buried on a farm in Hertfordshire, north of London.
“Officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have met with the family and are reviewing all material,” a police spokesman said on condition of anonymity.
Hossin and his brother Arthur kidnapped Mackay, then 55, in 1969, thinking she was Murdoch’s second wife, Anna.
The brothers had followed Murdoch’s Rolls-Royce, unaware that he had given it to his deputy, Alik McKay, Muriel’s husband.
The Times said Hossin recently told the family that McKay had collapsed and died while watching a televised news report about his abduction.
McKay’s daughter Diane, 81, told the newspaper she was relieved to hear that her mother had not suffered any physical harm.
Hossein served 20 years for kidnapping and was then deported to Trinidad, while his brother died in prison in 2009.
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