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FBI Seeks Information on 2005 Disappearance of Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo

FBI Philadelphia February 19, 2014
  • Public Affairs Specialist Carrie Adamowski (215) 418-4135

The FBI, Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, and Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Division continue to investigate the disappearance—nine years ago today—of Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo (née Ottobre).


The pair was last seen at 11:30 p.m. on February 19, 2005, leaving a bar (formerly Abilene’s) at 4th and South Streets in Philadelphia. They were in Petrone’s 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. Investigators have reason to believe that Petrone and Imbo were victims of foul play. Neither the couple nor the vehicle has been found.

Richard Petrone was a single parent living in South Philadelphia and working full time at his family’s business, Viking Pastries, in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Danielle Imbo, who was estranged from her husband, was living in South Jersey with her infant son and working in the mortgage industry.

On the ninth anniversary of their disappearance, investigators are again asking the public for help in concluding this case. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to call the Philadelphia Citizens Crime Commission Tip Line at 215-546-TIPS (215-546-8477). There is a $50,000 reward for information about the whereabouts of Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo and/or for information leading to the arrest of those responsible. Tipsters can remain anonymous.