The Daily Telegraph managed to talk to Lynise Milat, Ivan and Marilyn’s daughter, a few months before Ivan Milat death :
“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,” Lynise told the publication.
“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.”
“If the police suspected him, why did they take so long to charge Ivan and allow him to build himself into a serial killer they say he was and let kids get murdered?” she asked.
“I do not know if the police have got the wrong man. I know he’s a smart-arse… but I don’t know if he is of the calibre of a serial killer. He was framed, they (police) were desperate to find the person. I’m hoping staying with myself and name will bring forward truths,” she said.
“I want to show Ivan, even if he is on the wrong side of the fence on this one, I’m with him, we can laugh about it, he knows how I feel about him. People know who I am in the area, they know I’m a Milat, it’s been hard.”
The publication also talked to her following his death :
“I am really depressed over the whole thing … Everything about Ivan made me depressed. 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 I haven’t been able to go out for years because of him, everyone knows who I am but now I finally can. I’m OK but I’m not really.” she said.
Her mother, Marilyn Milat, ex-wife of Ivan’s brother, Boris, and long time lover of Ivan also spoke a few words :
“You’ve got your day, Ivan is dead now. We loved Ivan, everyone loved Ivan, he was loved, you didn’t know him.“