'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.
‘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.
Milat's daughter 'depressed' by his death .
Ivan Milat's daughter Lynise Milat, 54, says the world may be happy the notorious serial killer is dead but she's not, even though he was "never there for me".The backpacker murderer died in Long Bay jail's hospital on Sunday morning after being diagnosed with oesophageal and stomach cancer in May.