Following Ivan’s arrest on May 22, 1994 and after securing the house located at 22 Cinnabar StEagle Vale NSW 2558, Australia, Ivan was taken back inside by two task force detectives while other officers carried out the search of the premises. The following is a list of the evidence found inside the house :
Bedroom 1 (Shirley Milat’s) : Various photo albums, a Salewa brand sleeping bag and a green sleeping bag.
Bedroom 3 (Ivan’s bedroom) : 38 .22 calibre cartridges of Eley brand ammunition with an ‘E’ head stamp and Winchester Brand ammunition with an ‘H’ head stamp. New Zealand and Indonesian bank notes. Postcard from a friend of Ivan, addressing ‘Bill’, a roll of black electric tape, and a driver’s licence in his brother’s name.
Bedroom 4 : Camouflage-painted Bowie knife, boxes of Eley brand ammunition, a broken barrel band from a Ruger 10/22 rifle, a Ruger 10/22 instruction manual, a receipt for a Winchester shot gun in the name of Norman Chong, various firearms parts including grip plates from a Colt revolver, Winchester and other makes of ammunition of .45, .38 and .32 calibre, enamel model hobby paints, a green plastic water bottle with the name ‘Simi’ written on it in two places, a paintball mask painted in camouflage colors and other items.
Hall cupboard : Inside a pair of HY Test brand work boots, was a Ruger 10/22 receiver, serial number 120-15357, with camouflage paint on it. Map of the Southern Highlands including the Belanglo State Forest.
Laundry : Under the washing machine was a found a Browning .32 calibre pistol, with a pouch, ammunition and magazine.
Kitchen : Olympus ‘Trip’ 35 mm camera, portable camp cooking set. On the kitchen bench was found a radio scanner, painted camouflage.
Family room : manual entitled ‘Select Fire 10/22’. Photo album containing a photograph of Chalinder Hughes wearing a green and white colored Benetton brand shirt, photographs of Ivan inside the Eagle Vale house dressed as a cowboy holding a Winchester 30/30 repeating rifle, with a packet of Winchester 30/30 cartridges and a photograph of a pistol in holster on Harley Davidson.
Wall cavity : white plastic bag containing a Ruger trigger assembly, bolt assembly, spring and guide, ‘Ramline’ magazine and two pieces of cloth from a shirt. Beside the bag was a 10-shot Ruger rotary magazine.
Garage and Car: Salewa sleeping bag cover, a Vau de Hogan brand tent, a green tent peg bag and pegs, a green bag containing an aluminium tent frame and an elasticized Compact-o-Mat brand compression band for strapping camping gear. Homemade silencer, a variety of .45 calibre ammunition suitable for use in a pistol or revolver, a roll of black electric tape, 12 black plastic cable ties, a green and white striped pillow case containing five lengths of sash cord, a butt plate suitable for a Ruger 10/22 rifle, a large bag containing a quantity of rags.
Below is a floor plan of Ivan’s house :