Interview with Shirley Milat, May 1997

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Following Ivan Milat‘s as well as various other detainee, George Savvas‘ prepared prison break, Savvas was discovered dead in Maitland prison on May 18, 1997. Ivan was transferred to a set apart cell at Long Bay prison and also was rejected all site visitors.


I’m not enabled to see Ivan and also I do not understand presently whether my sibling is risk-free. One male is currently dead and also I fear they desire one more dead,Shirley Milat claimed.

Milat and also Savvas prepared their getaway the week prior to however the warder were tipped off.

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Shirley Milat rejected reports her household was associated with the getaway strategy, “no one in our family members was associated with any type of retreat effort. I do not think there was one. We understand there’s great safety up there. You undergo six doors, they take your thumb print as well as they’ve obtained screens on you during. They’re claiming all these other individuals were included. Why have not these individuals been detained? There have actually been no apprehension and also … no authorities have actually spoken to me, or any type of various other participants of my family members, concerning it.

Shirley Milat rages she has actually been declined accessibility to her sibling. “I wish to know why I can not see him. I was really near my bro and also I do not wish to see him wind up like George Savvas.


Shirley likewise disclosed concerns she had actually held for Ivan’s safety and security at Campbelltown Police Station in the hrs after his apprehension in 1994. “They took me upstairs to see him that evening and also en route up they maintained informing me he was extremely self-destructive and also they were fretted he was mosting likely to eliminate himself. I stated, ‘What factor would certainly he have for devoting self-destruction?’ As well as they simply claimed, ‘look, all we understand is that he’s speaking self-destruction.’ I stated, ‘I’ll go promptly bent on see journalism if anything takes place to him.’ I informed Ivan what they would certainly claimed. He was entirely surprised and also anxious.

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Shirley as well as Walter Milat (Ivan’s more youthful bro) likewise claimed the retreat case was made to additional damage their bro’s opportunities of appealing versus his sentence. Both preserve he is exempt for the serial murders.


I had not been house when the cops pertained to your home,” she stated of the very advertised raid on the cool, block house at Eagle Vale she showed Ivan. “I had no concept what was taking place till I showed up the road concerning 7.20 am as well as saw this scene– authorities as well as press almost everywhere.

When she attempted to enter her residence she was “literally limited” by numerous police officers.

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They declined to inform me what was taking place. When I saw them entering into my bed room, I simply damaged totally free as well as ran within. They claimed they were jailing my bro for heist. Right before they took Ivan away, he informed me he had $4,500 close to his bed, in his bedside closet. I asked the cops if they would certainly taken it, they stated ‘No’.

Mrs Milat looked the space yet can not locate the cash money, which she claimed Ivan had actually taken out to acquire their mom a fridge.

I understood that Ivan had the cash. I made a great deal of sound regarding it and also it showed up later on at the police headquarters with a few of Ivan’s various other items. They would certainly tipped off all the media regarding the raids so you had television video footage that evening with all these knapsacks aligned versus our fencing. It was horrendous. Of each and every single point they secured of your house, every picture I’ve ever before had, I came back a toaster oven griller, among set track footwear, Ivan’s sheets as well as a Doona.“– The Sydney Morning Herald, May 25, 1997

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