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AustraliaOne last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer

04:20  27 may  2019
04:20  27 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

'He's very confident of going to heaven': the letters of Ivan Milat

'He's very confident of going to heaven': the letters of Ivan Milat The serial killer, who has been given weeks to live, has correspondences stretching back decades.

The backpacker murders were a spate of serial killings that took place in New South Wales, Australia , between 1989 and 1993, committed by Ivan Milat .

Ivan Milat brutally murdered seven backpackers between 1989 and 1992. He is serving seven consecutive The rambling letters of Australia ’ s worst serial killer , who is serving seven consecutive life An extract from one of the letters from Milat , written before he chopped his own finger off with a

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© AAP Image Infamous serial killer Ivan Milat reportedly has "real good looking" women write to him in prison. Australia's worst serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he dies of cancer.

The 74-year-old former road worker has protested his innocence, despite being convicted in 1996 over the murder of seven young people between 1989 and 1993.

Milat has been transferred from Goulburn's Supermax prison, in southern New South Wales, to Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Australia's worst serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he dies of cancer

The prisoner, who dumped his victims in the Belanglo State Forest, has also been linked to other unsolved deaths, including that of Peter Letcher, an 18-year-old man found dead in January 1988.

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Serial killer Ivan Milat may only have weeks to live. He is unlikely to return from hospital to Goulburn' s supermax Now doctors estimate one of the country' s worst killers might have as little as a fortnight to live "If he sends something out to the press - which if he is able to , he probably will - it will be to

In late 1987, the Bathurst man had left his home town in the NSW central west to visit a former girlfriend in Sydney before his remains were found in the Jenolan State Forest.

The deceased man had five bullet holes in his head and Milat was employed by the Department of Main Roads at the time in that area.

His elderly father Brian Letcher, who now lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, said a confession from Milat would mean a lot to him.

'We have only ever had ­rumours,' the 77-year-old man told The Australian.

'If he would confess to it, it would be a big ­relief, but there's probably a 100 per cent chance of him not confessing.'

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the NSW Police for confirmation about whether detectives are preparing to interview with Milat, who is serving seven life sentences.

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What he told police would start the manhunt that led to his own brother’s arrest and conviction as Australia ’ s worst serial killer . Ivan Milat at the home of brother Alex.Source:News Corp Australia . Ivan Milat had police attention drawn to him , inadvertently, by his brother three times.Source:Supplied.

New pictures inside Australia ' s worst serial killer Ivan Milat 's house. They are the trophies Australia ' s worst serial killer Ivan Milat kept to remind him of each murder, the clothing and camping gear of the seven young backpackers he shot or strangled in the Belanglo Forest in southern NSW.

However, The Australian reports detectives are preparing to question him about a series of cold case crimes.

His relatives have already been visiting him in hospital including his daughter Lynise Milat.

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The 74-year-old former road worker has protested his innocence, despite being convicted in 1996 over the murder of seven young people between 1989 and 1993

Late last year, Milat wrote a 10-page letter proclaiming his innocence runs for 10 pages.

Retired detective Clive Small, who led the police investigation into the Milat murders, said it was 'very frustrating' how the serial killer hadn't been challenged on his outlandish claims.

'The amount of evidence, if it's listed, it leaves no doubt that he's the murderer of the seven backpackers,' he told Sydney radio station 2GB last year.

'He believes that if he says it often enough, people will just start believing him.'

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'He doesn't deserve to be dying in pain in hospital': Ivan Milat's love child says she will always love her serial killer father – and claims he doesn't have it in him to be a murderer Speaking candidly from her Gosford home, on the Central Coast in NSW, Lynise Milat, 54, said she loves her father, but doesn't always like him. 'I don't think when I look at him, 'did he, didn't he?'. I think he's an arse and a character but he's brutally honest, that's not to say I always like him,' Ms Milat said. 'But I will always love him. I don't want him to die, he doesn't deserve to be dying in pain in hospital, I'd rather not … see him.' Milat, who is serving seven life sentences for the Belanglo state forest murders, remains in hospital after he was diagnosed with throat cancer.

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Australia ' s worst serial killer Ivan Milat refuses to listen to the most popular radio show among his fellow Supermax inmates, Triple-M's Grill Team, because he Serial killer Ivan Milat refuses to listen to Radio Triple M's breakfast show. A prison officer in the Supermax jail called the show this week.

Milat's victims included three backpackers from Germany, another two tourists from Britain and two Australian travellers from Melbourne.

Daily Mail Australia looks at a series of unsolved murders going back to the early 1970s that could be linked to Milat.

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Milat has been transferred from Goulburn's Supermax prison, in southern New South Wales, to Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick

Keren Rowland: February 1971

Keren Rowland, from Canberra, was 20 when she went missing on 26 February 1971, the night of the Royal Canberra Show.

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Keren Rowland went missing in 1971

She had travelled to Civic to pick up her sister and go to a party in nearby Deakin, however it was decided that her sister would get a lift with her fiancé and Keren would follow in her own car.

She never arrived at the party and was reported missing by family members at about midnight.

Keren's white Mini Morris 850 , was later found on a suburban street on the side of a road with no petrol in the tank.

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Former police commander Clive Small who discovered serial murderer Ivan Milat speaks about the case .

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The next day, Milat reported for work in Liverpool, in south-west Sydney, where colleagues say he boasted about murdering someone and burying the body in the bush.

Keren's remains were discovered at the Air Disaster Memorial nearly three months later on 13 May 1971.

She was found lying on her back, with her arms above her heard and her clothing pulled down.

There was also a beer bottle near her head, in a striking similarity to the way the bodies were found in Belanglo Forest.

A cause of death has not been established.

Robyn Hoinville-Bartram and Anita Cunningham: July 1972

On July 4, 1972, student nurses Robyn Hoinville-Bartram and Anita Cunningham left Melbourne for a hitch-hiking holiday to visit Robyn's mother in Bowen, north Queensland.

The 18-year-olds went missing and in November Robyn's body was found in a creek under a bridge on the Flinders Highway, about 80km west of Charters Towers.

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Robyn Hoinville-Bartram One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Anita Cunningham went missing in 1972

She was naked from the waist down and had been shot twice in the head by a .22 calibre rifle.

Anita Cunningham is still missing and police believe the women may have been victims of a serial killer.

Police examined Milat's movements around the time of the disappearances - but never officially linked him.

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Milat was 57 years old when he was moved into Supermax, three months after it had opened to house inmates who Belanglo state forest, where serial killer Ivan Milat killed seven backpackers, is just an hour’ s drive from The day turned out to be one on which Milat almost confessed to his crimes.

Serial killer : Ivan Milat , pictured, killed seven people. A teenage relative of his killed a 17-year- old boy with an axe. He added: 'We have to wait for the While hundreds of young people who have gone missing remain on police files, it is understood there are no missing Britons who can be linked to

Gabrielle Jahnke and Michelle Riley: October 1973

Best friends Gabriel Jahnke, 18, and Michelle Riley, 16, left Brisbane on October 5, 1973 to hitchhike to the Gold Coast for a holiday.

They were last seen alive when they got out of from a Black and White taxi near Petrie Bight, Brisbane at about 10am the next day.

Gabriel's body was found at the bottom of a steep embankment at the side of the Pacific Highway in Ormeau on 13 October.

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Best friends Gabriel Jahnke (pictured), 18, and Michelle Riley, 16, left Brisbane on October 5, 1973 to hitchhike to the Gold Coast for a holiday

Michelle's body was found about 12 metres from the roadway on the Mount Tamborine Highway 6km south of Logan Village on 23 October.

Both were bludgeoned to death and had their clothes pulled up, suggesting sexual assault.

Michelle Pope and Stephen Lapthorne: August 1978

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Missing since 1978: Stephen Lapthorne

Michelle Pope, 18, and Stephen Lapthorne, 20, were last seen driving from his home in West Pymble, Sydney to her Berowra home on 25 August, 1978.

The couple have never been seen since, and Stephen's lime green Bedford van has also never been found.

Detectives initially suspected they were murdered and their bodies buried in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, but they have also not ruled out death by misadventure.

All leads received since their disappearance were followed up without success.

In October 1981, the State Government offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to their location.

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In August 2005, Deputy State Coroner Carl Milovanovich held an inquest into the couple's disappearance and issued death certificates for both.

Milat was named as the person most likely to have killed the couple but the coroner handed down an open finding as to the date, time and cause of death.

Leanne Goodall: December 1978

Leanne Goodall, 20, was dropped off at Muswellbrook train station in the Hunter Valley by her brother Warren on 30 December, 1978.

He thought she was going to take the train to see relatives in Sydney but she went to Newcastle to see her parents first.

She was last seen at the Star Hotel in the city at 3.30pm that afternoon.

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Leanne Goodall, 20, was dropped off at Muswellbrook train station in the Hunter Valley by her brother Warren on 30 December, 1978. One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ms Goodall went missing in December 1978

The young woman, who was about to start a course at Newcastle Technical College, was reported missing but was never found.

Milat stayed at several hotels in the region in late 1978 and early 1979 while he was employed as a road worker.

He was known to stay at the Star Hotel, which was popular with young people.

Robyn Hickie: April 1979

Four months after Leanne went missing, Robyn Hickie, 18, vanished.

The youngster arranged to meet a netball teammate at the Belmont Hotel, south of Newcastle.

She left her home in Swansea but never arrived.

Police investigated for a few months but then dropped the case, believing she had run away.

Milat was never investigated over her death, but was living in a hotel near where Robyn worked.

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Robyn Hickie, 18, vanished in April 1979 One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Amanda Robinson vanished aged 14 in 1979

Amanda Robinson: April 1979

Amanda Robinson, 14, was last seen on her way home to Swansea after a school dance on April 20, 1979.

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Serial killer Ivan Milat in his living room. Two nurses who vanished from a western Sydney hotel were last seen talking with a man wearing a black cowboy But Milat was in the frame for several of these missing or murder cases , and he would be asked and deny his involvement. At one point, Ivan ’ s

She got off the bus and walked home along Lake Road, never to be seen again.

Leanne, Amanda and Robyn's suspected deaths were considered together for an inquest in 2001.

Six suspects including Milat gave evidence - but he angrily denied being responsible.

Addressing the girls' parents, he said in court: 'I had nothing to do with whatever happened to their children. I can look at them people, right in the eye, and say, 'I had absolutely nothing to do with your children going missing'.'

Deborah Balken and Gillian Jamieson: July 1980

The high schools friends, 20, from western Sydney, went for a night out at Parramatta's Tollgate Hotel on 12 July, 1980.

They were seen chatting to a man wearing a large-brimmed black cowboy hat.

Deborah later phoned a friend to say they were getting a lift to a party in Wollongong.

During the conversation Deborah said they were with a former workmate of Gillian who she described as being 'the gardener fellow.'

One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Deborah Balken went missing with her friend Gillian Jamieson in July 1980 One last chance to confess: Australia’s worst ever serial killer Ivan Milat will be questioned over decades-old cold cases linked to him before he succumbs to terminal cancer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Gillian Jamieson went missing in July 1980 and has never been found despite police searches

That was the last time the two women were heard from.

No trace of either woman has been found despite exhaustive police inquiries, leading the deputy state coroner to make a finding that they were both dead.

Milat was listed as one of four persons of interest in the case and was questioned in his cell in 2004.

At the time of the suspected murders, he was working at the Granville depot of the then Department of Main Roads.

An exhaustive investigation and media campaign was carried out by NSW Police Homicide Squad at the time, but little information was forthcoming.

The women's disappearance was reinvestigated and reported to the deputy state coroner in May 2006.

He found that both women died on or after 12 July, 1980 - but he was unable to comment on the place of death or the manner and cause of death from the evidence available.

The coroner named four persons of interest, including Milat, but there was insufficient evidence to allow an arrest to be made.

Detectives have conducted extensive enquiries but have now exhausted all leads.

Murders Milat was convicted for

Between 1989 and 1992 seven young backpackers went missing while hitch-hiking on the outskirts of Sydney, New South Wales.

Their bodies were all discovered in the Belanglo State Forest, near Bowral, south of Sydney, and found to be victims of serial killer Ivan Milat.

The victims were:

Victorians Deborah Everist and James Gibson, both 19, who were last seen in December 1989, and who were each stabbed multiple times.

German Simone Schmidl, 20, who disappeared in January 1991 and died from multiple stab wounds, including a knife through her spinal cord.

German Gabor Neugebauer, 21, who was gagged and shot six times and his 20-year-old girlfriend Anja Habschied, who was decapitated after they disappeared in January 1992.

Britons Caroline Clarke, 21, who was shot 10 times as if she was target practice and Joanne Walters, 22, who was stabbed. Last seen in April 1992.

Ivan Milat in 1996 received seven life sentences for the murders

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