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01-11-1993

Fifth Ivan Milat victim found confirms Australia has serial killer

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...Read the full Ivan Milat Crime File