My uncle’s killer was never caught – the fact they’re still out there haunts me 40 me years on

THE nephew of a taxi driver killed by the notorious Cheese Wire Killer has told how he is still haunted by his uncle’s final moments 40 years later.

Alex McKay, 66, commented on the anniversary of the murder – in the hope that a new podcast could finally help bring the mysterious attacker to justice justice.

Alex McKay, 66, spoke out on the anniversary of his uncle's murder


Alex McKay, 66, spoke out on the anniversary of his uncle’s murderPhoto credit: NEWSLINE
An identical replica of the cheese wire believed to have been used to kill George Murdoch


An identical replica of the cheese wire believed to have been used to kill George MurdochPhoto credit: POLICE SCOTLAND
George Murdoch, 58, was left for dead after he was attacked and killed on a dimly lit street in the Pitfodels area of ​​Aberdeen


George Murdoch, 58, was left for dead after he was attacked and killed on a dimly lit street in the Pitfodels area of ​​AberdeenPhoto credit: Newsline Media

His uncle George Murdoch, 58, was mauled and suffocated by one taxi Passenger in Aberdeen on the night of September 29, 1983.

The Murderer wrapped a Cheese He had a wire tied around his throat, but George fought for his life and managed to free himself and escape the taxi.

Tragically, his attacker caught him and strangled him in the street.

And Alex admitted: “My throat still tightens a bit when I think about him dying and screaming for help. “And there was no one there to really help him.”

The opening episode of the five-part podcast “Who Is The.” Cheese wire Murderer?, introduces listeners to a case that has caused confusion police officers in the Northeast for decades.

No motive for the horrific massacre was ever established.
But police I still have the vicious criminal’s unusual weapon, the 16-inch-long garrote, which was found in the murder Scene.

And they know that George, also known as Dod, had picked up a passenger in the west end of the city to take him to Peterculter.

For some reason the taxi driver turned onto Pitfodels Station Road on the outskirts of town where his passenger arrived.

Two teenage cyclists called police officers after seeing George at the mercy of his secret Murderer.

And Alex refuted claims saying they could have done anything to stop it attack. He said: “There is no blame on that Children in this age.

“What a dilemma. They are there, they are Ride a bike on and they hear someone and they see it. And what can they do at this age?

“As far as I know, the man didn’t even look up. So they took the actions they thought were right.

“They went to alert the police. God bless them for that.”

The podcast characteristics Interviews with George’s relatives and criminal psychologists.

It also hears from someone who had a premonition weeks before the murder.

But one of the most harrowing reports comes from the first police officer to arrive on the scene.

Former PC Allan Hendry, 77, told how he is still haunted by the moment he found the driver dying of nausea Injuries.

As George lay exhausted on the side of the road next to his ford Cortina automobile, Allan recalls: “I knelt down next to him. There was quite a bit of blood around and of course there was a cheese wire there.”

At first he hoped he could shake George up and gather information about the attacker.

Allan recalls: “I tried to wake him up, but he couldn’t. He was unconscious, but I had a feeling he was still there.

“What I said to him was, ‘Do you know who did this?’ Can you give me a description of this guy? Can you open your eyes?’

“I felt absolute compassion for the poor guy who was just doing his job Work – and then something like this happens to him.”

Allan tried to comfort George ambulanceThe crew ran to the scene but didn’t know if he could hear what he was saying.

The retired police officer continued: “I said to him, ‘Look, you’re going to be fine. Don’t worry, the ambulance is here. Now you will be redirected hospitaleverything will be fine.’

“I honestly don’t know whether he heard those words or not. But I thought it would be appropriate to at least talk to the guy.

“I was next to George for five minutes at most. However, I had the distinct impression that he was still alive.

“He had obviously experienced something brutal attack . And he obviously fought back because there was blood on the wall next to where he lay.”

ambulance Then the crews arrived. Allan Marked a white silhouette with a ball of crayon where George had lain in front of him Body was lifted away.

He said, “Them ambulanceThe boys came down, took one look at him and said, “Look, we’re going to take him with us because we think he’s still alive.”

“When they took him to prison ambulanceI remember they put the oxygen mask on him.

“I would assume he was dead when he arrived at the hospital hospital, perhaps died in the ambulance. But I do not know.”

The podcast was produced and presented by documentary filmmaker Ryan Ogilvie, 43 Aberdeen.

He explained: “We managed to question the police officer who first arrived at the scene. And George’s neighbor, who was 13 at the time and stayed with George’s widow for three years afterwards murder .”

Ryan added: “Our investigation into the murder even enters the world of the paranormal.

“One person had a premonition five weeks before the murder. There are a lot of interesting angles.”

The murdered taxi driver’s wife, Jessie, never got over it Horror and died in 2004.

And some of George’s closest relatives have also passed away.

We told how detectives are searching for a man who talked about the murder at a bar in Granite City. The BBC’s Crimewatch featured police officers who are unable to solve a case live last October until appeal for help with identification.

In September 2015, he was seen at Wilson’s Sports Bar on the city’s Market Street. police officersAll I have is a faceless picture of the man in an Iron Maiden t-shirt.

He is described as short, stocky, in his 60s or 70s and probably dates from that period Aberdeen .

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Detective Inspector James Callander said last year: “Regardless of how much time has passed, we receive a positive response from the public around the world when we appeal for information about this senseless murder.”

Episode One of Who Is The Cheesewire Murderer? is now available on streaming platforms.

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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