Announced February 2003
Victoria Police is offering a reward of up to $100,000 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.
A reward of up to $100,000 will be paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner of Police, for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Angelo Romeo.
The Director of Public Prosecutions will consider, according to established guidelines, the granting of indemnification from prosecution to any person who provides information as to the identity of the principal offender or offenders in this matter.
Reviewed 25 January 2023