• 1998,  Ivan Milat,  Letters,  Photos

    Statement of Innocence by Ivan Milat

    May 15, 1998 : That morning of my arrest and the circumstances the police used to justify it. Paul Onions (crown witness} was given 13 photos to look at and he chose me. He had no choice – I was the only one with the blackhair and the type of moustache, similar to the description he gave to police after he was robbed at gunpoint near the Belanglo Forest in 1990. He looks at photos and then writes out a statement to back up his description. It was unreal. It was all there, my pepper and salt hair, colour of eyes, etc. I had to agree it was my photo…

  • 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…