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Fifth Ivan Milat victim found confirms Australia has serial killer

A photograph of a backpack in the woods


A British backpacker had had a lucky escape three years earlier and the discovery of a series of bodies showed how fatal his encounter with Ivan Milat could have been.

Two of the first victims showed similar spinal injuries to a second set of bodies. These four bodies initiated a month long search which ended with the discovery of German Simon Schmidl displaying the same back injuries.

Another two bodies would be discovered before the killer was found...