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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.

  • Christos Saristavros

    “Christos was murdered in October, 2000. He was shot in the chest, and then in the head”.

    At about 10.20pm, on Sunday the 22nd October, 2000, Christos Saristravros was shot dead in a car park at Cambridge Street in Box Hill. Mr Saristravros was 45 years of age at the time of his death and left behind a wife and two children.

    The Homicide Squad need your help and are seeking information regarding the murder of Mr Saristavros.

    What we do know about that night is that he had just left a fundraising function that was being held at a Greek Tavern.

    Once he was seated in his car, a person approached the driver’s door and during a short struggle, Mr Saristravos was shot. The offender ran from the vehicle and was chased down and caught by Mr Saristavros, and it was during this second altercation, that he was fatally shot.

    Despite a thorough and extensive investigation, the person responsible for Mr Saristravros’s murder remains unknown. We urge the public to review this case, and all available details, and if you have any information regarding Mr Saristavros’s murder, please contact the Homicide Squad. If you were in the area of Cambridge Street, Box Hill on the evening of Sunday the 22nd October, 2000, and recall any details whatsoever that may be pertinent to this case, again, please contact the homicide squad.

    What may seem like an insignificant detail to you, may be just enough to help us solve the murder of Christof Saristavros.

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.External Link

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Reviewed 29 June 2021

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