FBI Philadelphia
Public Affairs Specialist Carrie Adamowski
(215) 418-4135
February 19, 2015

Ten Years On, FBI Launches New Push on Imbo/Petrone Disappearance

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, the FBI, Philadelphia Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Burlington County (New Jersey) Prosecutor’s Office, Mt. Laurel (New Jersey) Police Department, and the Citizens Crime Commission held a joint press conference regarding the status of the investigation into the disappearance of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone, Jr.

The event was held on the 10th anniversary of their disappearance, with the FBI announcing that, as part of a new cold case initiative, additional personnel and resources have been allocated to this investigation.

Imbo and Petrone were last seen in the late evening hours of Saturday, February 19, 2005, leaving a bar on South Street in Philadelphia. They were riding in Petrone’s black 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. An extensive investigation to date has generated some promising leads; however, neither the victims nor Petrone’s vehicle have ever been located.

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 for their disappearance; tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to call the Philadelphia Citizens Crime Commission Tipline at 215-546-TIPS (215-546-8477).