Haunting final photo of young Hells Angel bikie in an taxi after he was summoned to meet his bosses in Melbourne – and was never seen again
- Kerry Giakoumis, 29, caught flight from Adelaide to Melbourne on June 5, 2020
- He then missed his flight five days later and his whereabouts has eluded police
- Officers fear he met with foul play following a dispute with Hells Angels bikies
- They released footage showing Mr Giakoumis in a taxi before his disappearance
This haunting photo is one of the last moments bikie associate Kerry Giakoumis was seen in public before he was believed to be killed in a criminal turf war.
Exactly why he travelled to Victoria is unclear, but the cover story he gave to family was that he was lining up a big concreting contract.
Friends said he wasn’t keen to go, and had a bad feeling about the trip, but was harassed with calls demanding he fly over – and so he went.
He then missed his return flight home five days later and was last seen at the Hells Angels clubhouse in Thomastown in the early hours of June 10.
A haunting photo has captured the final moments of a man riding in a taxi before he disappeared following ‘a dispute’ with bikies more than a year ago
Giakoumis, 29, caught a flight from Adelaide to Melbourne with two fellow associates of the Hells Angels bikie gang on June 5, 2020. He was never seen again
Police believe a dispute took place and Mr Giakoumis met with foul play – though they were not able to uncover exactly what happened to him.
They released CCTV footage showing one of the last moments Mr Giakoumis was seen in public and catching a taxi in Melbourne.
The concreter is sitting in the back seat, wearing a yellow T-shirt, and holding his phone in one hand.
Police also released footage taken of Mr Giakoumis visiting a convenience store before he boarded his flight from South Australia to Victoria.
He is seen wearing black track pants and a distinctive Chicago Bulls jumper, which he was known to wear while in Melbourne.
Police say they’re almost certain Mr Giakoumis met with foul play and want to know what happened at the Hells Angels clubhouse – or any other location – in the early hours of the morning he disappeared.
Hells Angels members and other associates were believed to be there at the time. It’s understood the Adelaide man was not a patched member of the club.
Homicide investigators searched several properties in June last year, including the Lipton Drive clubhouse in Thomastown.
They also followed several lines of inquiry, but have so far been unable to find any trace of Mr Giakoumis or charge anyone over his disappearance.
‘Someone out there know what happened to Kerry and why – and we are hopeful they are ready to talk to us,’ Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said.
Police have also released footage taken of Mr Giakoumis visiting a convenience store before he boarded his flight from South Australia to Victoria
The Hells Angels clubhouse in Thomastown, Melbourne where Mr Giakoumis was last seen on June 10, 2020
He was in regular contact with his family throughout his time in Melbourne.
A friend of Mr Giakoumis said he noticed the 29-year-old was acting differently before he left Adelaide.
‘I never knew him to just up and go like that,’ he told Herald Sun. ‘He said he was going for work purposes but it didn’t seem to add up.’
The friend said Mr Giakoumis had been running with members of the North Crew chapter since he was a teenager – but never formally joined the Hells Angels.
‘He was never planning on joining the Hells Angels because of the implications it would have on a family,’ he said. ‘He wanted to be his own person.’