Cosmos Country: tracking the elusive Rambo

Cosmos Magazine


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Somewhere in north-west NSW among 35,000 hectares of forest in the Pilliga National Park, a killer has been hiding.

Nicknamed Rambo, the bandit evaded capture for more than 4 years, almost stopping a multi-million conservation project in its tracks.

Until March, when he was finally declared dead; today the man who tracked Rambo relentlessly since 2018 tells how the hunters hunted and how the fugitive met his end … or did he? Cosmos Country reporters Jamie Seidel and Glenn Morrison are on the trail.

Fox Credit: Ken Griffiths / Getty

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