• 1998,  Books,  Ivan Milat,  Letters

    Ivan Milat about the book “Fate”

    In a letter dated February 6, 1998, Ivan shared his opinion about Neil Mercer’s book, Fate, Inside the Backpacker Murders Investigation : “I had a bit of a read of that book by Neil Mercer, Fate, Inside the Backpacker Murders Investigation, a series of thumbnail-type stories and quite obvious where the information came from. I note he tried to portray it as an account of truth and what took place and does his best to put across things as if they were fact. It is a cheap-type first-effort book, pricey $19.95. A lot of things (all) are against me but he has to keep faith with the police. There are…

  • 1997,  George Savvas,  Ivan Milat,  Newspapers,  Photos,  Prison

    Ivan Milat and George Savvas – Attempted Escape ?

    Ivan Milat, and his cellmate, drugs baron George Savvas, were in separate jails last night after a daring escape plot was foiled. A joint task force, code-named Operation Bengal, raided the maximum security wing at Maitland jail just hours before Milat, Savvas and two prison accomplices planned to stage a break-out. “They were prepared to injure or kill anyone who got in their way,” said Ron Woodham, Corrective Services assistant commissioner in charge of operations. They planned to overwhelm guards in the top security unit, tie them up, steal their uniforms and make their way to the perimeter wall. Rope ladders were going to be thrown over the wall by…

  • Books,  Ivan Milat

    Book : The Serial Killers by Colin Wilson

    There’s only 3 pages about Ivan but it lacks accuracy: Not really a mistake, but concerning the 1971 rape charge, the book only mentioned that Ivan stopped at a petrol station and I think it’s important to tell that he stopped because Greta was thirsty and needed a drink, so he drove her to the petrol station and waited in the car with Margaret. When he fled to New Zealand he wasn’t “brought back” to Australia, he came back on his own. He visited his mother at the hospital and his brother, Boris, called the cops. The author claimed that “there was evidence that, as he killed more and more…