Serial killer Ivan Milat's body can stay on ice for weeks while a long-term stalemate brews about who pays for his funeral.
In a one-page letter to his family, the notorious backpacker assassin insisted that his pauper's funeral be publicly funded like other people in custody.
However, the NSW government promised to leave him in the morgue until his family pays or reveals where his victims are buried.
Serial killer Ivan Milat's body can stay on ice for weeks while a long distance runs over who pays for his funeral
Australia's worst serial killer finally died on Sunday morning at Long Bay Hospital after being diagnosed with esophageal and stomach cancer in May
& # 39; Hell will freeze before Corrections pays a penny for Ivan Milat's funeral, & # 39; Anthony Roberts, Minister of Corrective Services, told 2GB radio on Tuesday.
& # 39; His body remains on ice until the family cancels money or the NSW Police can tell where the bodies are buried. & # 39;
Milat's funeral faces a long delay because his family not only intends to honor his last wishes, but insists he is innocent.
& # 39; Please do not pay for my funeral services or contribute in any way, & # 39; wrote the 74-year-old Thursday in his instructions.
& # 39; Corrective Services NSW to finance it all – a poor man's funeral or whatever. & # 39;
In a one-page letter to his family (photo), the notorious backpacker assassin insisted that his pauper's funeral be publicly funded like other dead in custody
NSW Minister of Corrections Anthony Roberts promised to leave him in the morgue until his family pays or reveals where his victims are buried
Milat & # 39; s brother Bill said the state should just hurry up and pay because it costs taxpayers every day if the body is on ice and the funeral costs $ 2,000 less.
& # 39; We are not going to punch money and we are not going to do anything, & # 39; he said to the Daily telegram in response to Mr Roberts' statement.
& # 39; I just know that I will keep to his wishes – if they want to leave him there, I don't care. & # 39;
Milat's cousin Alistair Shipsey demanded from the government that the so-called illegal imprisonment & # 39; deprived him of his life & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The government has spent $ 20 million to frame Ivan and they are worried about $ 2,000 to bury him, they destroyed his life and took it away from us, & # 39; he said.
Australia's worst serial killer finally died in the Long Bay hospital on Sunday morning after being diagnosed with esophageal and stomach cancer in May.
Milat's funeral faces a long delay because his family not only intends to honor his last wishes, but insists he is innocent
Brother Bill van Milat (left) said the state should just hurry up and pay and his cousin Alistair Shipsey said that the supposedly imprisonment has taken his life away from him & # 39;
He served seven consecutive life sentences for killing seven backpackers whose bodies were found in improvised graves in the Belanglo State Forest in the 1990s.
Milat maintained his innocence until his death and refused to answer questions about other murders of which he is suspected.
& # 39; You could blow my eyes with a burner and I still can't tell you a word about one of those missing people, & # 39; he said in an interview.
When he reached the end, the police tried every profession and every trick in the book to confess him, all without result.
& # 39; I don't care, that's it. Do not hold your breath, waiting for me to call & # 39 ;, his last words were to the police before his death.
Investigators even tried to play him interviews with the families of his alleged victims in an appeal to a shred of humanity he might have left behind – but he was impassive.
& # 39; What do you want me to pay attention to? & # 39; he told them.
& # 39; They only say what you expect from them. I don't feel sorry for them. Why should I feel sorry for them? & # 39;
Milat maintained his innocence until his death and refused to answer questions about other murders of which he is suspected
Detectives even tried to play him interviews with the families of his alleged victims, appealing to every humanity he might have left behind – but he was impassive (one attempt depicted)
Ivan Milat signed the letter with his name and a small image of a figure with a halo above the word & # 39; innocent & # 39; (photo)
Former detective Clive Small, who led the NSW Police investigation into the murders of backpackers, believes that Milat has thwarted the police for his & # 39; power & # 39; to keep.
& # 39; Ivan, who had information that he knew others didn't, he saw as the boss or boss about the situation, & he told 2GB radio.
& # 39; I think he believed that once he provided that information, he would no longer have the power. & # 39;
Instead, Milat wrote the short letter to his brother Bill and sister-in-law Carol with instructions to seal it until his death.
He signed with his name and a small image of a figure with a halo above the word & # 39; innocent & # 39 ;.
Bill, who has always maintained his brother's innocence, told it 10 daily the family would not have a private funeral or bury Milat, but that he would be cremated and scattered.
& # 39; Have a funeral and every cook in the land will be there – if he were buried, they would defile the grave and make a mess of the place, & # 39; he said.
THE FINAL LETTER OF IVAN MILAT
Hello and maybe everything is fine with you and your family. Things are quite skewed with me, but while I would like you to know that years ago you were nominated by CS NSW as my surviving contact person, that is Corrective Services New South Wales.
Because of my health problems, I wish to leave you everything I have. All funds, funds on my prison account and assets of all other assets, legal and procedural and objection revision documents that are in the possession of Corrective Services NSW on my behalf. Above all, I ask William (address) that I thank you for this.
I realize and am aware that this letter may not be my legal will and will in my opinion. CS NSW Government Services and possible procedures, I believe. But I hope that this letter clearly shows my intentions and wishes that you will receive Bill my funds and legal documents.
Keep this letter to show your lawyer that you are the only beneficiary. Please do not pay for my funeral services or contribute in any way. CS NSW to finance it all. A funeral of paupers or whatever is appropriate. I have assured the NSW CS Commissioner of my wishes.
I am innocent of the crimes that have been convicted.
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