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Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone

Updated: Apr 6

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On the night of February 19th, 2005, Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo met up on South Street in Philadelphia. According to Richard’s friend Anthony, who spent time with the pair that night, they all had a great time. Despite the couple recently breaking up and spending a few weeks apart, Richard and Danielle were getting along fine, Richard had his arm around Danielle, and they were spotted kissing. Just before midnight the pair decided to call it a night and head back to Richard’s truck so he could drive Danielle home. But they never made it. It has now been 17 years since they went missing and not a single trace of Danielle Imbo, Richard Petrone, or Richard’s truck has ever been found.

Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone went missing from 429 South Street in Philadelphia on February 19th, 2005, after leaving Abilene’s Bar and Restaurant. As of recording this episode, a new restaurant, Rock N Flavors now occupies the space.

Danielle is a white female with brown hair and hazel eyes. She is 5ft 5inches tall and at the time of her disappearance she was 34 years old and weighed approximately 117 pounds. She was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, a cream-colored sweater, and blue jeans. She was carrying a black purse. Danielle usually wears 3 small silver rings on either her left or right middle finger.

Richard is a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5ft 9inches. At the time of his disappearance, he was 35 and weighed approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray Polo brand sweatshirt and blue jeans. He has a tattoo of the name Angela on his left arm and a tattoo of clowns on his right arm.

Police are still looking for Richard Petrone’s 2001 black over silver Dodge Dakota pickup with Pennsylvania license plate YFH 2319. The truck may have a NASCAR sticker in the back window.

FBI is currently offering a $15k reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the disappearance of Danielle and Richard. The Philadelphia Citizens Crime Commission is also offering a $50k reward.

Anyone with information is urged to Contact the local FBI office. If you wish to stay anonymous, you can also submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/


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