Several people arrested over the suspicious disappearance of a bikie gang associate, suspected to have been murdered, have been released without charge.
Adelaide man Kerry Giakoumis, 29, was last seen at the Hells Angels’ outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouse on Lipton Drive at Thomastown in the early hours of June 10 last year, having flown into Melbourne days earlier with men who police believe are members of the club.
Mr Giakoumis had told his family he was coming to the city to work as a concreter and, after he did not board a flight back to South Australia his mother booked him on June 10, his family reported him missing.
Police suspect some kind of dispute took place between Mr Giakoumis and patched Hells Angels members on the night he was last seen. For weeks, they scoured Jacksons Creek at Diggers Rest for his body without success.
“Sadly, we believe Kerry has been killed as a result of that [dispute],” Detective Superintendent Paul O’Halloran said earlier this week.
“We will be unrelenting in our determination to bring the people responsible for Kerry’s death to the courts.”
Mr Giakoumis’ body is still yet to be found. Police do not believe he was a patched member of the Hells Angels.
Officers conducted a warrant at the Hells Angels’ clubhouse earlier this week and did not make any arrests, although they did seize items including weight benches, which were being forensically examined.