Solved The Backpacker Murders

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At the time this was taking place I was , shall we say, very close with the daughter of the senior sergeant of bowral police station and saw the stress it put on him and the police up that way, both young and old who never would have thought in their wildest dreams of ever being involved in something like that
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After Paul onions told bowral police station what happened to him.The police put it down has a robbery gone wrong how many robberys happen on the road in that area at that time? There were more many more victims after onions. Luckily Ivan was caught silly my him of keeping clothing etc from the victims witch was a major evidence against him.Ivan one of ten kids he also slept with hes brother boris partner,Boris wanted to shoot ivan but was to chicken to go thou with it (not really the milat way).
 

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http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/...iller-ivan-milat/story-fni6ulvf-1226684817076

Interesting the mention of Milat's sister in the article, never realised she was a suspect, always thought his brothers were involved, and also surprised the Inspector was adamant Ivan acted alone, remember watching a crime series about these murders and the theory was that 2 people were involved because of the different ways the victims died.
 

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My brother had a friend who was involved in covering the case for a newspaper. Said the Onions guy literally had a break down when it all twigged what he narrowly avoided. Also said that there was plenty of stuff that the Milat clan were allegedly involved in.

Wasn't Richard Milat the brother that many people suspected of being involved?

Paul Onions testimony, which put Milat away, is some of the most chilling stuff I have ever read.
 

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There are so many things about this case which stick in your mind, creepy and horrible stuff.

- the pathology findings to the effect that a number of the victims had their spines severed before being killed- so they were completely helpless whilst milat did god knows what to them.

- Onions' story about running around in traffic desperately trying to flag down a motorist, whilst milat just stood by the car laughing at him.

But unquestionably the most concerning thing about this case is that it is very very likely that some of Ivan's brothers were involved. IIRC there was an eye witness report of a group of men driving a vehicle into the forest with someone tied up in it, the profile done suggested a group of men were responsible for the murders due to differences in style of some of the ligature knots etc, and Richard Milat had a reputation for being an even bigger nut than Ivan. These are some of the most repugnant crimes in Australian history, and ts kind of horrible think that several people who may be complicit in a series of crimes far worse than the Meagher case are currently walking free.

If there's a hero in the whole situation, its Onions. I reckon 9/10 people held at gunpoint in what they are told is a robbery would keep quiet, do as they're told, and let the cards fall where they may, but the result of that would be 9/10 deaths.. Onions was incredibly brave and lucky to leg it when he did, and well done for him to calling it all in,,
 

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There is a show on a crime channel over here called Born to Kill. They had an episode on Milat a few weeks ago. Chilling stuff. They interviewed Caroline Clarke's parents and I felt so sorry for them. I'll actually be going near that forest when I drive from Sydney to Melbourne next year so I'm sure I'll think of Onions making his escape on the highway.

Anyway, the investigators on the show seems 100% sure that he acted alone. I haven't heard of evidence that pointed to others. They do seem fairly certain though that there are more bodies in Belanglo. Crazy bastard won't admit to anything or give any more detail.
 

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There was this story that one night Milat and an American backpacker were going through the Belangelo Forest one night and the the young guy turned to Ivan and said "Gee, the forest sure is scary at night."

To which Ivan replied "You think you're scared. I've got to walk back on me own."
 

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But unquestionably the most concerning thing about this case is that it is very very likely that some of Ivan's brothers were involved. IIRC there was an eye witness report of a group of men driving a vehicle into the forest with someone tied up in it, the profile done suggested a group of men were responsible for the murders due to differences in style of some of the ligature knots etc, and Richard Milat had a reputation for being an even bigger nut than Ivan. These are some of the most repugnant crimes in Australian history, and ts kind of horrible think that several people who may be complicit in a series of crimes far worse than the Meagher case are currently walking free.
All things considered, it would be an anomaly if Ivan Milat did everything himself. You look at the entry level details and it screams co-operation: close family, living together, brothers mad as cut snakes. The information about the different MO's and knots is probably just another aspect, not the tying one. I remember on the Crime Investigations Australia show, they might've even mentioned incest... am I imagining this?

I try not to think about this case but I've gone back on the crime board and can't help it. When you're of a similar age and about to go off and do the things these victims did, it's awful. Those parents are the ones who are as heroic as Onions – living through that shit every day...
 

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I don't know for sure but the investigators seem very confident that Ivan operated alone. Have many people gone missing around there since he's been in prison?
 

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All things considered, it would be an anomaly if Ivan Milat did everything himself. You look at the entry level details and it screams co-operation: close family, living together, brothers mad as cut snakes. The information about the different MO's and knots is probably just another aspect, not the tying one. I remember on the Crime Investigations Australia show, they might've even mentioned incest... am I imagining this?

I try not to think about this case but I've gone back on the crime board and can't help it. When you're of a similar age and about to go off and do the things these victims did, it's awful. Those parents are the ones who are as heroic as Onions – living through that shit every day...

You're going to Europe aren't you? Just need to watch or re-watch Hostel again ;)
 

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Bringing this back up ...

Sunday Night show on ch7 ... advertising about a woman who says Ivan Milat killed her father ... Way before all these others.

Being ch7 and they're about to air a 2 part series called 'catching milat' ... could be BS?
 
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Bringing this back up ...

Sunday Night show on ch7 ... advertising about a woman who says Ivan Mila killed her father ... Way before all these others.

Being ch7 and they're about to air a 2 part series called 'catching milat' ... could be BS?
Hard not to think this...

Milat probably killed dozens more people.
...is right.

Milat's face chills me like few others.
 

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I watched Wolf Creek 2 last night. Jarratt does a cartoon version of Milat. Watching the movie made me think of some of the details of his crimes such as the knife to the back to immobilize his victims. Terrible stuff.
 

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So the brother Boris ... says a 17yo Ivan admitted to shooting a taxi driver (he had robbed two previously)... another guy confessed coz he thought he was protecting his own brother. He was never on the police radar so a bit of a long bow to say if cops had got him then it may have prevented later murders.

The brother said he was protecting Ivan ... now having a cleansing of his soul?

This coming sunday Boris will state Ivan has murdered many more ... yawn

The cops are to review the old taxi driver case in light of this new info
 
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So the brother Boris ... says a 17yo Ivan admitted to shooting a taxi driver (he had robbed two previously)... another guy confessed coz he thought he was protecting his own brother. He was never on the police radar so a bit of a long bow to say if cops had got him then it may have prevented later murders.

The brother said he was protecting Ivan ... now having a cleansing of his soul?

This coming sunday Boris will state Ivan has murdered many more ... yawn

The cops are to review the old taxi driver case in light of this new info
I didn't realise there was a second installment. That should be good. I quite enjoyed Sunday night's episode.
 

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