In a letter dated February 6, 1998, Ivan shared his point of view concerning Neil Mercer’s publication, Destiny, Inside the Backpacker Murders Examination:
“I had a little a read of that publication by Neil Mercer, Fate, Inside the Backpacker Murders Investigation, a collection of thumbnail-type tales and also rather noticeable where the info originated from. I note he attempted to represent it as an account of reality and also what occurred and also does his ideal to place across points as if they were truth.
It is a cheap-type first-effort publication, costly $19.95. A great deal of points (all) protest me yet he needs to maintain belief with the cops. There are great deals of double-type points in it typically, all to make me appear like a pinhead.
I would certainly require the very same quantity of web pages to respond to it as well as reveal the outright unpredictability of his “essay”.”