Australia: a hike on the trail of a serial killer sparks outrage

This is the safari “shame” to the Australian government has promised to do everything to prevent these macabre hikes. For $ 150 per person, company Goulburn Ghost Tours offers tours of “terror” to where the serial killer Ivan Milat had buried seven young hitchhikers in the 1990s

The Customers are taken at night in the forest of Belanglo where the serial killer had buried the bodies of two British, three Germans and two Australians killed between 1989 and 1992. The man, who was arrested in May 1994 through the testimony of a British hitchhiker who miraculously escaped him, was sentenced in 1996 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

“disgusting Initiative”

“You were calling, we did – Goulburn Ghost Tours, safari extreme terror is finally a reality, it said on the website of the company Follow us Belanglo backpacker murders where buried. the bodies of his victims! When you enter the forest Belanglo, one is never sure to leave some day … “. A macabre collection that moved the victims’ families and the public authorities. “This is not just bad taste, it’s horrible,” said the Prime Minister of the State of New South Wales, Mike Baird, who denounced the initiative “disgusting”. He pledged to deny the license the company must obtain from the state government to organize its hiking.

In 2010, it is in this same forest, the great-nephew of the killer series, Matthew Milat, then aged 17, was tortured and killed with an ax one of his comrades, David Auchterlonie. He was sentenced in 2012 to 30 years imprisonment. The grandmother of David reacted strongly calling those “dismal outings” of “shame.”

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