Five months after his death the Moors murderer was finally cremated at night without ceremony, flowers or music on the orders of a High Court judge.
At 2.30am the next day his ashes were driven to Liverpool Marina and dropped into the sea by police.
The salt urn used was designed to disintegrate 15 minutes after entering the water to scatter on the bed of the Irish Sea.
This removed any possibility he would share the same resting place as the five children he abducted, sexually tortured and murdered in the 60s.
Brady and Hindley were jailed for life for torturing and murdering John Kilbride, 12, Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17. They admitted killing Pauline Reade, 16, and Keith Bennett, 12, whose body has never been found.
Brady was given three life sentences and after spending more than five decades in prison, he died last year at the age of 79 – still failing to reveal where Keith was buried.
Howard, who appears on CBS Reality programme Written in Blood said: “Brady hated his time in jail, attempted hunger strikes and begged to be allowed to die. He finally got his wish in May of this year, after more than half a century behind bars.
Brady died of a chronic lung disease aged 79 in his room at Ashworth from which he had tried to escape.
His body was transferred to a mortuary in Liverpool where it remained as neither undertakers nor crematorium bosses would touch it.