(PM) – Infamous Australian serial killer Ivan Milat died in Long Bay Jail this morning. Millet died from stomach and esophagus cancer.
In 1996, Milat was convicted for the “Backpacker murders”, serial killings that left seven people dead in New South Wales, Australia, between 1989 and 1993. He was known to pick up hitchhiking backpackers before murdering them.
Milat was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences.
Authorities and detectives believe that Milat was also involved in several other killings in the country. Milat was linked to dozens of murderers in the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s.
Several different books and TV shows were based on the murders. Wolf Creek, a 2005 Australian film, is based on the backpacker murders of two British females. A miniseries on the Seven Network called Catching Milat also screened in 2015.