THE family of a young woman strangled by a parolee is still waiting for an apology after a bureaucratic bungle left him at large, free to kill her.
Elsa Corp, 26, a hairdresser, was murdered on her first date with parolee David Patrick Clifford, a man she did not know was a violent serial offender.
Clifford is one of three parole violators charged with murder after Corrections Victoria caseworkers failed to notify the Parole Board of fresh offences that could have led to parole being cancelled.
Corrections Victoria was notified Clifford had been arrested on three separate occasions before February 1 last year, when he killed Ms Corp.
He was on parole for drug trafficking, had already breached parole and a suspended sentence following earlier convictions, and was awaiting sentence over the bashing of a bar owner.