Police reviewing new info on 1969 kidnap-murder case of woman mistaken for Rupert Murdoch’s wife

London Police said on Tuesday they were examining new information on the kidnapping and murder of Muriel McKay in 1969, who was mistaken for the wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and whose body never had been found.

Metropolitan Police said McKay’s family contacted them with new details, which Murdoch-owned newspaper The Times said included the location of the body.

“The Met was contacted in December 2021 by Muriel McKay’s family regarding information they had obtained regarding her murder,” a spokeswoman told AFP.

The Times said the move came after the man convicted of the kidnapping, Nizamodeen Hosein, revealed where McKay’s body was buried on a farm in Hertfordshire, north London.

“Met’s Specialist Crime Command officers have met with the family and are reviewing all documents,” the police spokeswoman said, asking not to be named.

Hosein and her brother Arthur kidnapped McKay, then 55, in 1969, believing she was Murdoch’s second wife, Anna.

The brothers had followed Murdoch’s Rolls-Royce without knowing he had loaned it to his deputy Alick McKay, Muriel’s husband.

Hosein recently revealed to the family that McKay collapsed and died while watching a TV report about his kidnapping, the Times reported.

McKay’s daughter Dianne, 81, told the newspaper she was relieved to learn that her mother had not been physically injured.

Hosein served 20 years for the kidnapping and was later deported to Trinidad, while his brother died in prison in 2009.

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