Experts Reckon Ivan Milat Is Responsible For 20 More Murders & They’re Gonna Try To Prove It

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In news that has absolutely shook me to the core on this Friday morning, two leading crime experts are claiming that notorious serial killer Ivan Milat could be responsible for up to twenty additional unsolved murders in Australia.

Milat, who died in prison in 2019, was convicted of the murder of seven backpackers in the 90s, all of whom were buried in New South Wales’ Belanglo State Forest.

But in an explosive new documentary that’s set to premiere on Channel 7 on March 14, criminologist Dr Xanthe Mallet and criminal psychologist Tim Watson-Munro claim that they’re “sure” Milat is responsible for at least six other murders, and “firm” on a number of others.

“We’re convinced that Milat is responsible for many other crimes, and we’re going to prove it,” Watson-Munro said on Sunrise.

Throughout the documentary, the pair present the case for what they believe to be Milat’s first victim, 20-year-old Keren Rowland.

Rowland was five months pregnant when her body was found in the Fairbairn Pine Plantation near Canberra in May 1971, more than 20 years before the backpacker murders.

Mallet believes that she was a victim of Milat because of “the victimology, the type of victim, the circumstances under which she was taken and perhaps most importantly, the circumstances in which she was found.”

“It was so similar to Belanglo… it really spoke to us to have the same hallmarks of the Ivan Milat victims that we know of,” she added.

Milat’s known victims were Deborah Everist and James Gibson, both 19, from Victoria, Simone Schmidl, 21, from Germany, Anja Habschied, 20, and Gabor Neugebauer, 21, a couple also from Germany, and Caroline Clarke, 21, and Joanne Walters, 22, from Britain. All of his victims (that we know of) were found in the Belanglo State Forest.

7News Presents Ivan Milat: Buried Secrets premieres Sunday, 14 March at 7pm on Channel 7 and 7plus.