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Angelo Romeo

$100,000 reward

Saturday, 1 February 2003 23:06
Angelo Romeo

Announced February 2003

Victoria Police is offering a $100,000 reward for information regarding the murder of Angelo Romeo in 1997.

Mr Romeo's body was discovered under some polystyrene boxes in the back of his Toyota Hi-Ace van in the back yard of a factory in High St, Northcote on 30 May 1997.

He had died from several gunshot wounds.

Mr Romeo’s van had been seen five days earlier in Theobold St, Thornbury. He was reported missing by his wife and business partner on 28 May 1997.

He was in the abalone industry and a part owner in a Phillip Island restaurant.

Mr Romeo lived at Phillip Island with his wife and they had three adult children.

Investigators have established a motive for the murder and have identified a number of suspects.

The investigators believe information from the public could help resolve the issue and may lead to an arrest.

Information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible will result in a reward, paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit

Reviewed 28 February 2019