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Ivan Milat: 'Wolf Creek' serial killer dies without ever confessing to 7 murders

(CNN)The notorious Australian serial killer who inspired the horror film "Wolf Creek" has died after more than 20 years in jail, without confessing to any of the seven murders he was convicted for.Ivan Milat died early Sunday in Long Bay Hospital at the age of 74. CNN-affiliate 7 News said he had earlier been diagnosed with terminal esophagus and stomach cancer.Milat was sentenced to life behind bars in 1996 over a series of brutal killings in the Australian state of New South Wales. Known as the "Backpacker Murders," the seven victims were men and women who were either tourists to Australia or were traveling through the area.The victims were stabbed, shot or beaten to death, with one decapitated. Their decomposed remains were discovered i ...