Serial killer Ivan Milat has been captured on camera as he was transferred from hospital to Long Bay Jail, where he will spend his final days.
Milat was convicted of killing seven backpackers in 1996 and now faces questions from detectives over the deaths of several backpackers throughout the 1980s and ’90s, The Australian previously reported.
He has spent the past two weeks in Sydney’s Prince of Wales hospital being treated for cancer but will now be transferred to the jail’s own hospital, according to multiple reports.
The convicted killer, 74, was pictured and videoed as he was wheeled out of the Prince of Wales hospital on Tuesday under heavy guard from police and prison officers.
Wearing his prison greens, Milat could be seen with long white hair and his memorable handlebar moustache, appearing frail as he glanced at cameras.
Serial killer Ivan Milat has been moved from hospital to Long Bay jail, where he will live out his last days. 7NEWS cameras are following the operation. https://t.co/vir784UjAI #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/6fyWI0ApLV
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) May 28, 2019
It’s been widely reported that he now likely has just weeks left to live.
It comes after The Australian reported just days ago that Milat will now be questioned over a number of cold cases.
According to the publication, Milat has long been linked to the murders of many others throughout Australia, including 18-year-old Peter Letcher, who was found dead in Jenolan State Forest, NSW, in January 1988.
The teenager was discovered with five gun shots to his head after he was reported missing from the city of Bathurst in 1987, following a trip to Sydney to visit his former girlfriend.
Detectives will attempt to squeeze a deathbed confession out of terminally ill serial killer Ivan Milat, who has never confessed to the killing of seven backpackers and a string of unsolved murders linked to him. pic.twitter.com/GC7eCASo5o
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 26, 2019
For years there have been theories that Milat killed Letcher as the convicted murderer was working near the area where the teen’s body was found at the time of his death. There were also similarities between the death of Letcher and Milat’s known victims.
Speaking out about the police force’s plans, former NSW police assistant commissioner Clive Small claimed there was evidence the rifle model used to kill Letcher was the same as that used to kill German backpacker Gabor Neugebauer and English backpacker Caroline Clarke.
According to The Australian, Letcher’s father Brian has been in conversation with the NSW Forensic and Analytical Science Service recently who claimed they still had some of the teenager’s remains. It is also reported that Brian was contacted by a senior NSW homicide detective who said they would reassess Letcher’s death along with several other’s in the state.
Milat has also been linked to the murders of 20-year-old Keren Rowlan, who was found dead in Canberra in 1971 and hitchhiker Dianne Pennacchio, 29, whose body was discovered in the Tallaganda State Forest in NSW 1991.
According to 7 News, Milat is now battling advanced stages of cancer and he will most likely spend his remaining time at Long Bay jail instead of Goulburn Supermax prison, where he was kept in solitary confinement.
It has been more than 20 years since Ivan Milat was handed seven life sentences after he was found guilty of murdering seven backpackers in New South Wales, making him one of Australia’s most notorious serial killers. A jury found Milat guilty on July 27, 1996, for the murders of Caroline Clarke, Joanne Walters, Simone Schmidl, Anja Habschied, Gabor Neugebauer, James Gibson and Deborah Everist, without the possibility of parole. He was also convicted of the attempted murder, false imprisonment and robbery of Paul Onions.