'Bloody beauty': Families of Ivan Milat's victims relieved
The families of Ivan Milat's victims feel his death will allow them to move on with their lives. The notorious Australian serial killer died at Long Bay Hospital early this morning after a battle with oesophagus and stomach cancer. He was 74.After Nine senior crime reporter Simon Bouda received the news this morning, he spoke with Ian Clarke, the father of British backpacker Caroline Clarke, 21, who was murdered by Milat in 1992 with her friend Joanne Walters, 22."He didn't know and he said, 'Simon no matter how Christian one might be you can't help but be glad that this has happened'," Bouda said.
Milat is commonly known as "The Backpack Killer". Sunday Night / Seven Network. He was convicted in 1996 and has been in prison ever since, but there are some people who still believe Milat is She picked up her children, by then aged 5 and 6, from school and took them straight to the police station.
Whether they're violent, creepy or supernatural they all have something in common. They all send shivers down our spine when the chilling truth unfolds. Today we count 5 of the most chilling interviews ever taped on video. Links to the full sequences are below
In the final days of Ivan Milat's life, detectives tried a unique investigation strategy in the hope of finally extracting a confession from the infamous serial killer.
Police had Milat sit down and watch A Current Affair's exclusive interviews with the families of his victims, trying to break him down.
The parents of murder victim Caroline Clarke, Ian and Jacqui, were among them.
"She was at the beginning of her life, what might have been?" Ian said in his interview.
Ivan Milat's brother denounces serial killer as 'nothing but evil'
The brother of Australia's worst serial killer, Ivan Milat, has spoken out following his death, saying he is "nothing but an evil killer".Boris Milat spoke exclusively to 60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown about his brother's death, saying he will not mourn the backpacker murderer.
We'll meet again, don ' t know where, don ' t know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through, just like you always do Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away. So will you please say "Hello" to the folks that I know Tell them I won't be long They'll be happy to know that
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"Would she have married? Would she have had children? What would she have become? Where would she have lived? All of those things that any parent wishes for, for their children."
Milat, who has always claimed his innocence, never wavered.
His only reaction to seeing the family interviews was, "What do you want me to watch this for?"
"They only say what you expect them to say," he told police.
"I don't feel sorry for them. Why should I feel sorry for them?"
A Current Affair Crime Editor Simon Bouda also exclusively revealed tonight the chilling video footage and audio recordings of the final interviews detectives conducted with Milat.
How one man's lucky escape brought Milat undone
Undeservedly, Ivan Milat achieved the age of 74 when he died this week in prison. His seven victims – at least those we know about – were all aged between 19 and 22. If you are looking for justice in the universe, don't look here.Some might take solace in the news that the evil bastard died slowly of oesophageal and stomach cancer: presumably an unpleasant end. But Milat had been receiving advanced pain relief treatment and his death would have been nothing like the prolonged agony and terror endured by his young victims.Two of them had been shot multiple times in the head, police surmising it might have been 'target practice'.
You and I didn't see the evening fly There was magic in the air With times enough to spare Now it's hours I have to say goodbye Well you know I have to go But still it hurts me so. I don ' t want this night to end Don ' t say goodbye Just hold me close
Zappa pronounces himself “totally unrepentant ” for his life. The interview goes to some very sad places, and while Zappa hangs in there, it’s not particularly Whether touted as a “classical composer” (a phrase he doesn’ t use) or thought of as an artist, Zappa to the very end dodged any hint of serious
In one filmed interview, Milat pretends to be asleep, closing his eyes and refusing to engage with police.
"When we discovered that you weren't doing too well last week and we were thinking about it, I thought, well, you know, even Ivan Milat, with everything that's been written about him, everything that's been said about him, even Ivan Milat has a family," one detective says.
Over the weeks following that interview, Milat gradually warmed up to two female detectives.
Few people in Australia have heard Milat speak at all over the years.
In chilling audio recordings of his interviews with the detectives, he can be heard continuing to deny any involvement in the seven murders he was convicted over.
"There's no evidence, no police evidence or whatever, and I argue that and the judiciary, they just cover it up, saying 'nah, nah, nah, the Crown didn't have to prove that," Milat said.
Ivan Milat’s death ‘will benefit Australia’
After notorious serial killer Ivan Milat died in Long Bay prison hospital on Sunday morning, the lead investigator says his death will "benefit Australia".Milat died in Long Bay prison hospital on Sunday morning, having never admitted to his crimes.
The road worker savagely killed seven backpackers in the Belanglo state forest in the early 1990s. His death leaves several other disappearances unsolved.
[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda & Chester Bennington] One thing, I don ' t know why It doesn't even matter how hard you try Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme To remind myself how I tried so hard In spite of the way you were mockin' me Actin' like I was part of your I don ’ t really participate in picking singles.
He also expressed frustration at being locked up.
"In the end I just got so, so angry, or I don't know what, I'm by myself, and I just chopped off my finger," he said.
Detectives tried to quiz him about other unsolved murders, with at least six cases that may be linked to the former road worker.
"You could bore me eyes out with a blowtorch and I still could not tell you one word about any of them missing people in that Newcastle area," he said.
"Whether you believe me or not, that's up to youse. I don't count, immaterial to me. But I know in my heart, in front of God or wherever, I'm quite, quite happy when I say this."
As police left Milat to take his last breath, they spoke of grief for his victims.
He responded by tell them, "I don't care, that's it".
They invited him to reach out to them at any time.
"Don't hold your breath waiting for me to call," he said.
Milat 'took the coward's way out' in staying silent before death .
‘The Missing’ Podcast host Meni Caroutas says infamous serial killer Ivan Milat “took the coward’s way out” in refusing to confess to his crimes leading up to his Sunday death. “I hope Australians remember Ivan Milat as the coward that he was,” Mr Caroutas said. “He went to the grave with his deadly secrets”. He said Milat may have convinced himself that he was innocent, citing reports the deceased murderer repeatedly said so in his cell. “He actually convinced himself that he was innocent of the crimes, despite the overwhelming evidence,” Mr Caroutas said.