'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.
Ivan Milat , 74, died from cancer in Sydney' s Long Bail Jail on Sunday morning. Families of seven backpackers killed by Milat had no sympathy or no comment. Milat served seven life sentences for the murders of seven backpackers, including British tourist Caroline Clarke (left) and Joanne Walters
Milat ' s nephew Alistair Shipsey told Sunrise this morning: "Nobody has produced one thread of evidence yet that he's murdered one single person. Interestingly, Channel 10 has revealed that Milat ' s family was given a sealed, one page letter from the serial killer just two days before his death .
Notorious serial killer Ivan Milat's daughter says while the "whole world" might be happy he is dead, she isn't.
The backpacker murderer died in Long Bay jail's hospital on Sunday morning after being diagnosed with oesophageal and stomach cancer in May.
Lynise Milat, 54, says she is "depressed" even though her father was "never there for me", The Daily Telegraph reported.
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.
The road worker savagely killed seven backpackers in the Belanglo state forest in the early 1990 s . His death leaves several other disappearances unsolved.
Milat and his family members' houses were searched, revealing multiple weapons and possessions belonging to the victims like cameras and camping Ivan Milat died in a Sydney hospital in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 74 - he never confessed to his crimes. Milat had been diagnosed with
"I am really depressed over the whole thing. Everything about Ivan made me depressed," Ms Milat said.
"He was my dad ... who isn't sad when they lose their dad?
"The whole world might be happy that he's gone but I'm not. I've lost my dad."
Detectives interviewed Milat eight times in jail and hospital in the weeks before he died, the Nine Network reported on Monday.
"You could put a blowtorch to me ears or eyes or whatever and ... I can't help ya," Milat told detectives.
He insisted there was no evidence against him.
"No one can tie me in with the murder weapon, you know, with the murders," he said.
Milat was sentenced in 1996 to seven consecutive life sentences for murdering seven backpackers whose bodies were found in makeshift graves in the Belanglo State Forest in the 1990s.
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.
Ivan Milat ' s older brother has shared his relief in the wake of the serial killer's death and offered an insight into why he murdered a string of backpackers. Milat ' s body will be transferred to the New South Wales State Coroner who will decide, after consultation with his family, how it will be disposed.
Serial killer Ivan Milat dies from cancer in prison aged 74. Man lays down on his mistress to protect her from his furious wife.
He is suspected of having committed many more murders, including the killings of at least three people whose bodies were found in three other forests between 1971 and 1991.
But he told the detectives he could not tell them anything about the deaths of three women in the Newcastle area.
He wrote a one-page letter on Thursday to his brother Bill and sister-in-law Carol with instructions for it to be sealed until his death.
In it, Milat insisted the NSW government should pay for his funeral.
"Please don't pay for my funeral services or contribute in any way," the 74-year-old wrote.
Milat signed off the letter with his name and a small illustration of a figure with a halo above the word "innocent".
A Corrective Services spokeswoman on Monday said it would "under no circumstances" be paying for the funeral.
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.