Australian serial killer Ivan Milat dies in prison

Clay Curtis
October 29, 2019

Things are fairly crook with me but while I in mind and senses I would like you to know that years ago you were nominated as my next of kin contact person by CS NSW, that's Corrective Services New South Wales.

"Clive Small is doing this to protect the system".

Police still believe Milat may have been responsible for other murders, carried out with similar characteristics, including three people whose bodies were found in three other forests from as early as 1971 to 1991.

He was diagnosed with terminal stomach and oesophagus cancer in May and had been in hospital to receive pain relief since Oct 11, according to national broadcaster ABC.

Ivan Milat driven back to prison after cancer treatment.

"He said he made a habit of picking up hitchhikers and was always prepared with the knives", she testified.

His barbaric murders were reported around the world and spurned a number of books, TV shows as well as the phenomenal Wolf Creek movies starring John Jarratt.

As Milat's death drew near this reporter spoke with the families of victims Caroline Clarke and Deborah Everist.

Mr Shipsey added to 10 News First: "He wasn't in a good way at all, I think because of the morphine they were giving him, but he never shut up about the case, he talked the whole time".

Caroline Clarke, from the United Kingdom, was 21 when she was killed.

In September 1992, two runners orienteering in the Belanglo State Forest southwest of Sydney found a corpse hidden under broken branches and leaf litter.

The detective said that he had no respect for him at all as he should have given details begore his death, which he did not.
"It was long overdue".

They say his killing spree went beyond the Belanglo murders and that many of his victims remain on the State's missing person list, according to "He's not innocent", she said.

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"You could bore me eyes out with a blowtorch and I still cannot... could not tell you one word about any of them missing people in that Newcastle area", he told investigators in one of the interviews. It was not an easy time.

British backpackers Caroline Clarke, 21, and Joanne Walters, 22, leave a Kings Cross hostel in April 1992.

The investigation was then the biggest in Australian history. He described to police how Bill stopped the auto and pulled out a gun near Belanglo State Forest.

"I'm a voice in the wilderness", Boris said, describing how his family still denies Ivan's crimes.

Small said Onions' identification of Milat as his highway assailant enabled police to execute search warrants targeting Milat.

Onions escaped when Milat pulled his auto over just short of the turn off to the forest.

He had been backpacking in Australia in 1990 when he was picked up by a man named "Bill".

He has also been linked to the murder of Peter Letcher, 18, of Bathurst, who disappeared while hitching to see his girlfriend in January 1988.

The family has chosen not to arrange a funeral amid concerns it could be hijacked.

Milat has eight siblings still alive as well as nephews and nieces.

Milat had been in prison since 1994.

Milat had undergone specialist palliative care at a Sydney hospital for more than two weeks before he was returned to prison on Tuesday last week.

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