This weekend Seven will screen a new special on Ivan Milat.
Thirty years ago, in the remote Belanglo forest, Australia’s most infamous serial killer Ivan Milat murdered seven young backpackers.
Now, a year after Milat died in maximum security prison taking his violent secrets to the grave, the search for new victims and more burial grounds is underway.
Australia’s foremost criminal investigative team, criminologist Dr Xanthe Mallett and criminal psychologist Tim Watson-Munro, are convinced Milat killed many others.
In this ground-breaking documentary across two Sundays, Mallett and Watson-Munro present compelling evidence that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Milat’s first victim, 20-year-old Keren Rowland, who was five months pregnant when her body was found in the Fairbairn Pine Plantation near Canberra in May 1971.
Keren’s story is the first in a horrifying list of up to 20 more potential victims uncovered in this gripping investigation.
Case by case, Mallet and Watson-Munro meticulously plot a timeline of unsolved murders and disappearances against known locations and confirmed sightings of Milat, the deepest any expert criminal team has ever dug into the serial killer’s hunting ground.
As the search for new clues is launched using state-of-the-art laser mapping technology, the true scale of Ivan Milat’s crimes is finally laid bare.
Ivan Milat: Buried Secrets steps inside the mind of a true psychopath, covering Milat’s strange rituals, his forbidden life, why he killed and killed again, and an unforgettable twist.
Hear from two survivors who share for the first time their terrifying near-death experience at the hands of Milat.
For the families of Milat’s victims and the dozens of other families still living with the pain of not knowing what happened to their murdered or missing loved ones, all are searching for one thing – closure.
Ivan Milat: Buried Secrets airs 7pm Sunday on Seven.