Willie Thompson is the ‘forgotten gangster’ in Melbourne’s gangland wars.
Willie Thompson was shot dead in Malvern East in 2003
A $1 million reward is offered for information leading to the conviction of the killer
Police called him the ‘forgotten gangster’ because he died during the height of Melbourne’s gangland war
He was gunned down on a street in Malvern East 15 years ago, and now Victoria Police are offering a $1 million reward to find out who murdered him.
Thompson had connections to a range of gangland figures, including convicted murderer Carl Williams, Jason Moran and Nick Radev. He was known to be involved in trafficking amphetamines, and had links to Western Australia.
“We’re confident that his connection to those networks, and people involved in those criminal networks, contributed to his murder in 2003,” Detective Inspector Tracie McDonald, of Victoria Police, said.