Ivan Milat, 1997 The following interview was published in Who Weekly, August 5, 1996. At the beginning of their relationship Milat and Hughes often went to the movies, dinner or to visit members of his family. "He liked staying at home quite a bit because he was pretty tired from work. He took me to … Continue reading Interview with Chalinder Hughes
"These people like Milat are consummate actors," forensic psychiatrist Rod Milton, who advised Task Force Air during their 20-month hunt for the killer, said. They "present themselves as loving and kind and nice. It’s very interesting to think that some of these serial killers’ families, when they find out, sever all connections. Others closes ranks." … Continue reading Ivan Milat’s Younger Years
Ivan Milat on the day of the verdict, July 27, 1997. ‘Frank’’, a career Corrective Services officer now in retirement who knew Ivan Milat during his years at Goulburn Supermax has no illusions about the backpacker killer. “I’d describe him as nondescript,” Frank tells me about the jail’s most infamous prisoner. “He was nothing startling, … Continue reading Corrective Services officer about Ivan Milat’s years at Goulburn Supermax
Ivan Milat's passport photo In October 1997, The Bulletin published an exclusive interview with Ivan Milat, the first since his arrest and trial. The interview was based on questions sent to him via letters and to which Milat replied. He warned them that the "real murderers" are still free and capable of further killings. He … Continue reading Interview with Ivan Milat, 1997
Gillian Jamieson and Deborah Balken. Gillian Janine Jamieson and Deborah Susan Balken, both 19, were last seen on July 12, 1980, at the Toll Gate Hotel, North Parramatta, and then heard of by a phone call from Wollongong. They planned to hitchhike from Thirroul station, near Wollongong, to Sydney. The deputy state coroner Carl Milovanovich … Continue reading Unconfirmed Victims : Gillian Jamieson and Deborah Balken
Wally Milat in 1994. Less than a month after Ivan Milat's arrest for the Backpacker Murders, his younger brother, Wally Milat, gave an interview to Who Weekly. The interview was published in the June 13, 1994 edition which was subsequently banned for showing Ivan's face to the world. On growing up Like most of the … Continue reading Wally Milat : My Brother Ivan
Ivan made the personalized letterhead in jail. Ivan Milat’s letter to his girlfriend, Chalinder Hughes, from Long Bay Jail. The spelling mistakes are his. 6-3-95 Chalinda my love Good evening. I hope you had a nice day. I assume it is Wensday but could be Tuesday. Who care anyway. Again another lost weekend this last … Continue reading Letter to Chalinder : March 6, 1995
Following Ivan Milat’s and other prisoner, George Savvas’ planned jail break, Savvas was found dead in Maitland jail on May 18, 1997. Ivan was moved to a segregated cell at Long Bay jail and was denied all visitors. "I’m not allowed to see Ivan and I don’t know at the moment whether or not my … Continue reading Interview with Shirley Milat, May 1997
On February 24, 1994, Ivan Milat was placed under police surveillance. The above photographs were taken around that time while he was at work.
Ivan Milat in 1983 holding a WWI machine gun at his older brother Alex’s Buxton home. Pictured on the right is his then-wife Karen. Ivan Milat, also known as The Backpacker Killer, was a serial killer convicted for the 7 murders of backpackers. All of the bodies were found between September 19, 1991 and November … Continue reading Ivan Milat and the Backpacker Murders : Was He Acting Alone?