• 40 years of age.
  • Light skinned.
  • 179cm (5 feet 10 inches) tall.
  • Medium build.
  • Green eyes.


  • Lived in Dianella with his wife.
  • A hairdresser by trade.
  • Left home at 5:30am on Tuesday 19 July 2005 for a business meeting in Welshpool.
  • Drove a dark green coloured Toyota Land Cruiser four wheel drive vehicle.
  • Vehicle seen around 6.45am parked on Luisini Road Wangara.
  • Located deceased in the vehicle on Luisini Road Wangara at 9.00am.


Alfonzo PIANO was born in January 1965 and lived in Dianella with his wife. He was described as being outgoing and friendly and had the personality that attracted other people towards him. He was a qualified hairdresser and had run his own hairdressing business.


On Tuesday 19 July 2005, around 5:30am, Mr PIANO left his home, telling his wife the previous evening he would be going to Welshpool on business and would return before she got out of bed. Mr PIANO left home in his dark green Toyota Land Cruiser four-wheel drive vehicle.

Around 6:45am, a witness saw a dark coloured Landcruiser parked on Luisini Road Wangara, the vehicle was parked partially on the roadway, thirty metres from the Hartman Road intersection. Witness noted at the time there appeared to be a hat on the roadway on the driver’s side of the vehicle and a person seated in the vehicle.


A short time later, a further witness saw the four wheel drive on the side of Luisini Road. At about 9.00am the same witness drove past the vehicle, stopped and on inspecting the vehicle saw Mr PIANO, deceased, in the driver’s seat.

Investigations revealed that he had been shot.

The person or persons responsible for Mr PIANO’s murder have not yet been identified.

If you have any information about the death of Alfonzo PIANO or his movements around Tuesday 19 July 2005, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online report below. Please remember that you can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are offered.

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