Ivan Milat had a reputation. One that would give him the name, Ivan the Terrible–among others. He was a gun-toting, sister-in-law-impregnating, adulterous backwoods hunter. When hitchhikers backpacking through Australia began to disappear, it would be years before a connection between Ivan and the missing would be made. Because Ivan was hunting. He was hunting humans. This is Ivan Milat. The Backpacker Murderer.
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