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PA RICHARD PETRONE: Missing from Philadelphia, PA - 19 February 2005 - Age 35

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  1. Akoya

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    Richard Petrone, Jr., of south Philadelphia, was last seen with his friend, Danielle Imbo, at approximately 11:45 p.m. at Abilene's bar and restaurant in the vicinity of the 500 block of South Street in Philadelphia.

    Richard's vehicle, a black over silver, four door, 2001 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck with a 99 NASCAR sticker on the rear window and Pennsylvania Lic# YFH2319, is also missing.

    Richard was supposed to drive Danielle back to her Dunbarton Road condo in Mount Laurel, NJ, but never arrived. Reviews of tapes at multiple Delaware bridges and toll plazas turned up no evidence that Richard's vehicle ever crossed into New Jersey.

    There has been no activity on his bank account, credit cards, or cell phone.

    In 2008, the FBI announced that the case was being treated as murder-for-hire. In 2015, they stated that they suspect that more than one person was involved in the "orchestrated act" of the couple's disappearance. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the disappearance of Richard and Danielle.

    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...s-last-seen-on-feb-19-2005.2840/#comment-2902
     
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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/3968/0/

    NamUs MP # 3968
    Richard Petrone
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    Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    35 year old white male

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 3968

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Richard
    Middle name
    Last name Petrone
    Nickname/Alias
    Date last seen February 19, 2005 19:10
    Date entered 12/18/2009
    Age last seen 35 to years old
    Age now 48 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Height (inches) 69.0
    Weight (pounds) 200.0

    Circumstances
    City Philadelphia
    State Pennsylvania
    Zip code
    County Philadelphia
    Circumstances
    Unknown. Richard was last seen with his friend, Danielle Imbo (also missing), at approximately 11:45pm a restaurant in the vicinity of the 500 block of South St. in Philadelphia, PA. Richard's vehicle is also missing and is described as a black over silver, four door, 2001 Dodge Dakota with a 99 NASCAR sticker on rear window and PA Lic# YFH2319.

    Physical
    Hair color Brown

    Facial hair
    beard and mustache
    Left eye color Blue
    Right eye color Blue

    Tattoos
    Tattoo of the name "Angela" on left bicep, tattoo of several "clowns" in color ink on right bicep.

    Clothing and accessories are unknown

    Transportation Methods
    Vehicle make Dodge
    Vehicle model Dakota
    Year 2001
    Style Pickup
    Vehicle color Black and Silver
    Tag type Passenger automobile (regular plates)
    Tag number YFH2319
    Tag state Pennsylvania
    Expiration year
    Vehicle comments
    99 NASCAR sticker on rear window

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample is currently not available

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title
    First name
    Last name
    Phone 215-686-3013
    Website
    Case number 05-01-005526
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction
    Agency Philadelphia Police Department
    Address 1
    Address 2
    City Philadelphia
    State Pennsylvania
     
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4916dmpa.html

    4916DMPA - Richard Petrone, Jr.
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    Name: Richard Petrone, Jr.
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: February 19, 2005
    Location Last Seen: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

    Physical Description
    Date of Birth: August 29, 1969
    Age: 35 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 200 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Tattoo of "Angela" on his left bicep and several clowns in colored ink on his right bicep. He wore a beard and mustache.

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Available
    Fingerprints: Not available
    DNA: Not available

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Gray Polo brand sweatshirt and blue jeans
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Richard Petrone, Jr., of south Philadelphia, was last seen with his friend, Danielle Imbo, at approximately 11:45 p.m. at Abilene's bar and restaurant in the vicinity of the 500 block of South Street in Philadelphia.

    Richard's vehicle, a black over silver, four door, 2001 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck with a 99 NASCAR sticker on the rear window and Pennsylvania Lic# YFH2319, is also missing.

    Richard was supposed to drive Danielle back to her Dunbarton Road condo in Mount Laurel, NJ, but never arrived. Reviews of tapes at multiple Delaware bridges and toll plazas turned up no evidence that Richard's vehicle ever crossed into New Jersey.

    There has been no activity on his bank account, credit cards, or cell phone.

    In 2008, the FBI announced that the case was being treated as murder-for-hire. In 2015, they stated that they suspect that more than one person was involved in the "orchestrated act" of the couple's disappearance. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the disappearance of Richard and Danielle.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Philadelphia Police Department
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 215-686-3013
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 05-01-005526

    NCIC Case Number: M614738671
    NamUs Case Number: 3968

    Information Source(s)
    NamUs
    FBI Missing Person Poster
    CBS News Crimesider
    Philadelphia Magazine
    NBC 10 Philadelphia
    Richard Petrone Jr. - web site dedicated to his disappearance
    Burlington County Times News

    Admin Notes
    Added:2/18/16; Last Updated: 2/18/16
     
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    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/09/30/new-fbi-push-to-solve-imbo-petrone-disappearance/


    New FBI Push To Solve Imbo Petrone Disappearance

    September 30, 2015 7:03 PM By Walt Hunter


    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Ten years after her son Richard Petrone and his girlfriend Danielle Imbo vanished, along with their pick-up, after leaving a South Street restaurant, the pain for Richard’s mother, Marge, only grows worse.

    “I’d like to say it gets easier, but it doesn’t, it gets harder every day, knowing there’s someone still out there who did this,” she told CBS 3’s Walt Hunter.

    “What happened to him? Where is my son?”

    Now, hoping to catch the criminals who abducted and, the FBI believes, murdered the couple, there will be new billboards from Maine to Florida, a major national escalation of their investigation.

    “For his sake, we won’t stop until we get answers,” stated Mrs. Petrone.

    “I’m a little more confident that I had been in the past that we’ll get to a conclusion,” added FBI Special Agent Vito Roselli.

    Roselli, who has worked the case since the day the couple disappeared, says leads developed from an FBI push last February on the 10th Anniversary of the disappearance, sparked the new, national expansion of the probe.

    “With those leads we are following through,” Agent Roselli explained.

    “Hopefully to a good conclusion.”

    Meanwhile, Marge Petrone was among the hundreds of thousands on the Parkway Sunday, praying for answers.

    “There’s no way I’m not going to Mass to pray for my son, he’s going to help me, I know it,”she explained.

    Her daughter and Richard’s grandson left their wishes on the Knotted Grotto, hoping their prayers and the new FBI initiative will at last bring justice.

    Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.
     
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    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news...rone-Cold-Case-Missing-Persons-292296891.html


    FBI on Petrone-Imbo Disappearance: 'True Cold Case'


    It's been 10 years since Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo went missing after leaving a South Street bar, but a new FBI initiative aims to solve the mystery. (Published Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015)
    Richard Petrone Jr. and Danielle Imbo vanished on Feb. 19, 2005.
    On the 10th anniversary of their disappearance, investigators announced their continued commitment to solving the case. The case is now part of the FBI's Cold Case Initiative, meaning more time and resources will be dedicated to the investigation.
    The pair, long-time family friends who had once dated, were last seen leaving a South Street bar together shortly before midnight, Richard, 35, telling friends he’d drop Danielle, 34, off in South Jersey before returning to his South Philly home.
    They were never seen or heard from again.
    Danielle Imbo Missing for 10 Years: 'This is Not an Anniversary'
    Richard’s truck, a black 2001 Dodge Dakota, has never been spotted. Their cell phones and financial records went dead the day they disappeared.
    Renewed Effort to Solve Imbo-Petrone CaseRenewed Effort to Solve Imbo-Petrone CaseA new FBI initiative is taking aim to find out what happened to Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo 10 years ago. (Published Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015)
    Authorities have pursued hundreds of leads and listened to thousands of tip calls. Searches were conducted on the ground and by air, and waterways were combed. The nature of the crime has led investigators to conclude it was a planned attack acted out by more than one person.
    "We feel this was an orchestrated act. A 3,000 pound truck and two people do not simply go missing," said Christian Zajac, an agent with the FBI's criminal branch division.
    "It is unlikely based on law enforcement experience that this was a simple crime of opportunity," said FBI special Agent J.J. Klaver. "It also seems unlikely, although not impossible, that one person acting alone could pull this off so successfully."
    Couple's Disappearance 10 Years Ago Is First Case in FBI's 'Cold Case Initiative'Couple's Disappearance 10 Years Ago Is First Case in FBI's 'Cold Case Initiative'Feb. 19, 2015 marks the 10 year anniversary of the disappearance of Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo. Officials say it will be the first case from Philadelphia to become a part of the FBI's new Cold Case Initiative. (Published Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015)
    But with no forensic evidence and few clues, authorities have struggled to piece together what happened to the on-again, off-again couple.
    "It is a true cold case,” he said. “There is no crime scene. That is part of the problem.”
    Who are they protecting? A murderer? Somebody knows something. Marge Petrone, mother of missing Philly man Richard Petrone Jr.
    “We feel confident that somebody knows something about this that they have never shared with anybody,” he said. “We are looking to shake the trees a bit.”
    "Who are they protecting? A murderer?" asked Marge Petrone, Richard’s mother. "Somebody knows something....I don’t know what the loyalties are, but I’m hoping after all this time the loyalties have changed." Marge attended the Thursday announcement. Relatives of Danielle were invited, but were unable to be there, Zajac said.
    A Mother's Frustration: Nefertiri Trader Still Missing
    "Anytime there is more than one person involved, you have a possible weak link in the conspiracy," he said.
    The initiative helps FBI agent Vito Roselli, who has been the lead investigator on the case for many years. Additional agents will review the 10 years worth of information collected by authorities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The fresh eyes will hopefully spot new leads in the case, said Klaver, who added the investigators could re-interview people close to Danielle and Richard.
    10 Years Missing: Agony for Richard Petrone's Family
    In the decade since the on-again, off-again couple went missing, rumors swirled. It was a murder-for-hire plot -- Richard had a gambling problem, finally owing the wrong person money or perhaps Danielle’s husband upset over his impending divorce, hired a hit man. Occasionally, less plausible scenarios surfaced – the reunited couple ran off to start a new life, leaving behind Richard’s 14-year-old daughter and Danielle’s 18-month-old son.
    Local Couple Part of Cold Case InitiativeLocal Couple Part of Cold Case InitiativeThe FBI is taking new steps to help solve the disappearance of Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo from a South Street bar 10 years ago. (Published Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015)
    Some speculated they were killed in a car crash, the truck ending up submerged in water.
    "Given the logical route they would have taken from South Phily to Mount Laurel," Zajac said, "It is very unlikely that this would be some sort of accident."
    Investigators found nothing to indicate the pair would have been specifically targeted or that they would have disappeared on their own. Danielle’s estranged husband, Joseph Imbo, has been questioned many times. He was never named a person of interest, although authorities say no one has been ruled out as a suspect.
    Solving 'Tent Girl' Case, Factory Worker Turns Expert
    "There are a lot of theories, but no a lot of them are supported by forensic evidence or other facts that have developed in the course of the 10 years," Klaver said.
    Is it possible? At this point anything is possible. J.J. Klaver, FBI special agent
    Both victims’ families openly state they believe Richard and Danielle were murdered.
    "Is it possible? At this point anything is possible," he said. "There is nothing that really points overwhelmingly in any one direction or another." Unable to firmly state a possible motive, authorities try to strike possibilities from the list.
    The Citizens Crime Commission’s $50,000 reward for information leading to their whereabouts still stands. The public can call 215-546-TIPS.
     
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    Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone

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    https://www.fbi.gov/philadelphia/pr...rance-of-danielle-imbo-and-richard-petrone-jr


    Home • Philadelphia • Press Releases • 2016 • Eleven Years On, FBI Seeks Information in Disappearance of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone, Jr.


    Eleven Years On, FBI Seeks Information in Disappearance of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone, Jr.

    FBI Philadelphia
    February 19, 2016

    Public Affairs Specialist Carrie Adamowski
    (215) 418-4135
    The FBI, Burlington County (New Jersey) Prosecutor’s Office, and Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Division are seeking the public’s assistance as they continue to investigate the disappearance—11 years ago today—of Danielle Imbo (née Ottobre) and Richard Petrone, Jr.

    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.



    The Imbo-Petrone investigation remains open and active, and there is a $50,000 reward for information about the couple’s whereabouts 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 tip line at 215-546-TIPS (215-546-8477).
     
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    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/20...-in-case-of-couples-mysterious-disappearance/


    Police Push For More Leads In Case Of Couple’s Mysterious Disappearance

    February 19, 2016 6:04 PM By Kristen Johanson


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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A couple vanished 11 years ago, and police are pushing for more leads.

    Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone were seen on Feburary 19th, 2005 at a bar on 4th and South Streets, driving in Petrone’s black 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck.

    FBI Special Agent in Charge, William Sweeney is part of the investigating team trying to find the pair and are in need of the public’s help.

    “Something that may not be important to somebody, may be important to us. And maybe something somebody remembers from back then, now could help us build that picture of what occurred that night,” Williams said.

    Police believe there is foul-play involved, and the two didn’t leave on their own.

    On the 10th anniversary of the pair’s death, police made a national effort, erecting billboards up and down the east coast, hoping to bring in new leads.

    “We did receive some promising leads, which we continue to follow up on– so the investigation is active and we hope that the push this year generates additional leads,” he said.

    Agent Sweeney says it doesn’t matter how much time passes, they will never give up looking for Imbo and Petrone.

    “There’s a sense of closure that both the families need and for justice of the victims. We don’t quit and the case remains very active and we will keep pushing.”

    There is a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

    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). Calls may remain anonymous.
     
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    Danielle Imbo and her boyfriend, Richard Petrone, disappeared from Philadelphia on February 19, 2005. They were last seen at approximately 11:45 PM at a restaurant in the vicinity of the 500 block of South St. in Philadelphia. Richard's vehicle is missing and is described as a black over silver, four door, 2001 Dodge Dakota with a 99 NASCAR sticker on rear window and PA Lic# YFH2319. Searches were conducted on the ground and by air, and waterways were combed. The nature of the crime has led investigators to conclude it was a planned attack acted out by more than one person. When Danielle and Richard disappeared after leaving the restaurant at 4th and South Streets, Richard’s daughter was 14 years old and Danielle had an 18-month-old son.



    Daniele and Richard met for drinks at Abilene, a now-closed South Street bar and restaurant.

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    South Street near 5th Street in Philadelphia

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    4th and South Street

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    Marge and Richard Petrone, parents of Richard Petrone
     
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    Richard's Grandson
     
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    http://crimefeed.com/2016/03/couple-and-their-truck-vanish-after-night-out-in-philadelphia-bar/


    WAS COUPLE THAT MYSTERIOUSLY VANISHED 11 YEARS AGO KILLED IN MURDER-FOR-HIRE PLOT?

    March 2, 2016 by Michelle Sigona

    It may be one of the biggest missing-person mysteries in the Mid-Atlantic.

    A young couple and their vehicle vanished into thin air way back in 2005, and there has not been one solid clue to help authorities figure out exactly what happened. The FBI says 34-year-old Danielle Imbo and 35-year-old Richard Petrone Jr. were dating at the time they vanished. Relatives on both sides say the couple were parents to one child each, and they would never choose to leave their families in limbo.

    It was Feb. 19, 2005 when the FBI says Imbo and Petrone walked out of Abilene’s bar on South Street in Philadelphia. Reports say that on that particular evening they’d met another couple and had a few drinks. After leaving the bar, they got into a black 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup, and then disappeared without a trace.

    No calls, no activity on their accounts, no sign of the truck — for more than a decade, there’s been nothing. Three years after their weird disappearance, the FBI made a public announcement about the case: one that was shocking to many. According to NJ.com, agents were no longer treating this as a simple missing-persons investigation. In fact, it’s now being handled as a “murder-for-hire” situation. But who would want to harm these two? If the FBI or other local investigators know, they aren’t saying.

    CrimeFeed reached out to the Philadelphia division of the FBI. Special Agent William F. Sweeney, Jr. said, “Last year, around the 10th anniversary of their disappearance, we did receive some promising leads which we continue to follow up on. So this case remains very active – and we will keep pushing. There’s a sense of closure that both families need, and the victims deserve justice.”

    According to ABC 6, the FBI believes not only was this a professional hit, but it’s likely that more than one person was involved. Christian Zajac with the FBI said in 2015 to news stations, “This didn’t just happen. We feel this was an orchestrated act. A 3,000 pound truck and two people do not simply go missing.”

    Around the same time of this announcement, CBS Philadelphia said a new FBI Cold Case Task Force would be taking over the case and combing through the leads.

    Leads, according to investigators, have come in from all over America, but not one has panned out. Searches of land and water have been conducted over the years, but nothing has come of them.

    Imbo at the time was in the process of separating from her husband, who according to reports is not considered a person of interest. She had a son when she vanished, who is now eleven. ABC 6 said Joe Imbo, the estranged husband, shared angry words with Petrone over the phone only days prior to his disappearance. Despite that argument, authorities say they’ve questioned Imbo a number of times. “Joseph Imbo has never been named a possible suspect, but he hasn’t been ruled out either,” ABC 6 aid.

    Petrone left behind a daughter, who was married last year.

    Investigators say at the time of her disappearance Imbo stood 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed around 120 pounds. She is known to have fair skin, hazel eyes and dark brown hair. Imbo has a flower tattoo on the bottom of her back. Reports say she was last seen wearing a cream-colored sweater, blue jeans and a black jacket.

    Petrone was last known to be 200 pounds and he stands 5 feet 9 inches tall. Reports say he had two tattoos, one on his left arm and another with clowns on his right arm. At the time he disappeared, Petrone was possibly wearing jeans, sneakers and a grey hooded sweatshirt.

    At this point, there is still an active $50,000 reward offered. Sweeney added, “We are asking the public to share any information they have that could help us build out that picture of what happened to Danielle and Richard that night. Something that may not seem important by itself, may be very important to us.”

    If you know anything about the disappearance of Danielle Imbo or Richard Petrone, Jr. please contact the FBI directly.
     
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    In 2010, Robert Carey, the alleged leader of a Kensington-area prescription pill ring, killed himself in prison; rumors abounded for years that he had been the hit man. But people who knew him say he was more of a bruiser, lumping enemies up rather than killing them. Also, he didn’t need to incur a capital murder charge when drug dealing provided so much of what he dearly wanted: money. Still, there were whispers that the suicide note he left behind — after hanging himself with a shoelace — contained a confession. But two people who read the note told me that rumor is false.

    That said, Roselli hasn’t closed the book on Carey’s involvement, positing a scenario of some sort of beat-down that escalated into a double homicide, or a robbery gone haywire. A murder-for-hire scenario also remains in play. Roselli looked hard, after a tip, at Anthony Rodesky, a thick-bodied killer with a swastika tattoo on his bald head. Rodesky was convicted of murdering two men in the course of separate robberies, and Roselli marshaled federal resources to search his house, dig up his basement, even pore through his septic tank. Nothing.

    http://www.phillymag.com/articles/without-a-trace-imbo-petrone/
     
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    http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2015/02/new_leads_in_cold_case_involving_disappearance_of.html

    'Promising' leads in cold case involving disappearance of Mt. Laurel woman, friend from Philadelphia bar

    By Greg Adomaitis | For NJ.com
    on February 19, 2015 at 12:33 PM


    PHILADELPHIA -- Ten years to the day they went missing from a South Street bar, the disappearance of a Mount Laurel woman and her friend remains a mystery. However, "promising" leads have developed within the past two years, authorities said Thursday at a press conference in Old City.

    Danielle Imbo, 34, of Mount Laurel, and her friend Richard Petrone, Jr., 35, of Philadelphia, were last seen on Feb. 19, 2005 leaving a bar near 5th and South streets.

    The two, family friends who had dated before, were never heard from again. Petrone's black 2001 Dodge Dakota they were leaving in vanished. The couple's cell phones, bank accounts and credit cards went dark.

    "A 3,000 pound truck and two individuals do not disappear without a trace," Christian Zajac, assistant special agent in charge, said at press conference held at FBI headquarters in Philadelphia. "We are confident someone out there knows what happened."

    Petrone was to drop off Imbo at her South Jersey home before returning to his own in South Philadelphia. They were last seen leaving the former Abilene's bar near 5th and South streets at about 11:45 p.m. the night of the disappearance.

    Imbo had recently called things off with her former husband, who has never been deemed a suspect in the incident. Petrone was a newcomer in her life, according to previous media reports, but was a single parent raising a child of his own.

    Last year, the FBI posted billboards in South Jersey showing their photos, in hopes that it would lead somewhere.

    Theories abound, the case remains cold -- but not for lack of 10 year's worth of trying by family, friends and law enforcement. Investigators have followed hundreds of leads and the case was featured on "America's Most Wanted."

    [​IMG]South Street near 5th Street as seen in this Feb. 19, 2015 picture. Richard Petrone Jr. and Danielle Imbo were last seen on Feb. 19, 2005 leaving a former bar near this intersection. (Greg Adomaitis | South Jersey Times)
    Specific details on the new leads weren't divulged, but surveillance camera technology and prevalence at the time of the disappearance was noted as a stumbling block for investigators today.

    "They walked out of Abilene and from the minute they got out the door, no one knows if they turned left or right. We don't even know if they made it to New Jersey," Imbo's brother, John Ottobre, said in a 2010 Associated Press interview.

    Given the logical route from South Street to Mount Laurel -- a roughly 30-minute and 20-mile trip -- the exhaustive searches of the area and possible accident investigatons came up empty. Video footage from bridge toll plazas turned up nothing, as did searches of the Delaware River.

    "We feel this was an orchestrated act," said Zajac. "We need to be open to all possible leads out there."

    "I think the leads we have uncovered over the past two years confirm out thoughts that this is an act carried out by more than one person," he continued, noting that follow-up interviews with those questioned years ago were likely.

    Appearing alongside FBI investigators on Thursday were New Jersey State Police, Burlington County and Mount Laurel law enforcement authorities -- all of whom investigated the initial disappearance in 2005 before the FBI entered the case.

    "Ten years is too long not to have justice for two people who did nothing wrong and didn't deserve this," Marge Petrone, Richard's mother, said Thursday while pausing to keep her composure. "He was my son. He was a father, a brother and he's missed every single day."

    FBI agent Vito Roselli, who is the lead investigator on the case, said after the press conference family members on behalf of Imbo wanted to attend, but couldn't due to personal or geographical reasons.

    Petrone had no comment on the absence.

    "You'll have to ask them that," she said.

    Roselli said the couple were last seen leaving the bar along the busy nightlife stop at 11:45 p.m. -- well before "last call" in Philadelphia, which is 2 a.m.

    "The truck was parked nearby," Roselli said.

    That's the last time either of the two were seen or heard from.

    A $50,000 reward is on the table from the Citizens Crime Commission for information that can help solve the case. Readers can reach the commission by calling 215-546-TIPS.
     
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    Richard Petrone, Danielle Imbo: 'Disappeared' Focuses On Missing Philadelphia Couple Who Vanished

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    Richard Petrone Jr. (left) helped his dad

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    Danielle & Richard were officially declared to be dead. Danielle's and Richard's case has been featured on various shows and spread on social media.

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