Cold case: Christos Saristavros

Learn about the murder of Christos Saristavros and assist Victoria Police with any information you may have to help solve the case.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing to appeal for information in relation to the murder of Christos Saristavros in Box Hill in 2000.

Christopher was fatally shot in the car park of a licensed premises on 22 October, 2000.

He had attended a charity event with his wife at the Athenian Tavern on Cambridge Street that night.

About 10pm the couple left the function and walked to their car a short distance away.

When they got inside the vehicle, an unknown male approached Christos, who was sitting in the driver’s seat.

A verbal altercation subsequently took place and then Christos was shot once in the lower abdomen.

The man ran off and Christos gave chase, however a further altercation took place and he was shot a second time in the head.

Christos’ wife was not physically injured.

While an extensive investigation into Christos’ death has been undertaken, a motive has not yet been established for his murder.

A reward of $100,000 remains in place for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for his death.

Detectives are hopeful that over 30 years after his death, someone will be able to provide information about who was responsible for Christos’ murder and why.

Police have also released a photo of Christos.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Victoria on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via the Crime Stoppers Victoria website.(opens in a new window)

Christos Saristavros