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Ivan Milat’s chilling serial backpacker murders still haunt Australia

Ivan Milat’s chilling serial backpacker murders still haunt Australia



The road worker savagely killed seven backpackers in the Belanglo state forest in the early 1990s. His death leaves several other disappearances unsolved • Ivan Milat, Australia’s most notorious serial killer, dies aged 74When British backpackers Caroline Clarke and Joanne Walters were found brutally murdered in the Belanglo state forest in September 1992, the Sun ran the headline: “Beast of the bush: Brit girls victims of Oz serial killer.” The newspaper speculated that the killer “could be a fiend responsible for the disappearance of 20 people in the area over 20 years”.Ivan Milat, who has died of cancer aged 74, was convicted in 1996 of the murder of seven people, aged 19 to 22, who disappeared while hitchhiking south of Sydney. But his death means his suspected involvement in several other disappearances may never be resolved. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/27/ivan-milat-chilling-serial-murders-haunt-australia-after-death

Author : Michael McGowan

Publish date : 2019-10-26 22:54:06

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