Richard Petrone Jr: Missing Since February 19, 2005
Last seen: 3,477 days ago (9 years, 6 months, 9 days)

You're always there in the early morning quiet of my ride to work. You're always there on the special days that bring us all together... But today I stepped outside for a moment as the sky began to lighten and birds chirped away in the trees and in that moment I thought where is my son....why can't he hear the birds and share this morning's glory.
Rich Petrone
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Rosemarie Bonavitacola:
I know you are shining down on your family as so many good things are happening.

Joe Bonavitacola:
You will always be in my heart, I say a prayer for you everyday.

Louis and Alyce Penna:
May Our Lord shine His radiance on Richie and Danielle, as well as their families!

Jassima Mosley:
I pray that God continues to be with your family!

If you have information:

The Citizen's Crime Commission
is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to their whereabouts.
215-546-TIPS (8477)

South Philadelphia Police:
215-686-3013

Mt. Laurel Township Police:
856-234-1414

NJSP Missing Persons:
800-709-7090

Philadelphia Police:
215-686-3013/ 3014

What Happened on February 19, 2005?

February 19, 2005. Richard Petrone Jr. of South Philadelphia, and his friend, Danielle (Ottobre) Imbo of Mount Laurel, N.J., were last seen at around 11:45 pm on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 leaving Abilene's bar at 429 South Street in Philadelphia, where they met with some friends. They were heading for Richard's 2001 black Dodge Dakota pickup truck, PA license plate # YFH-2319 parked in the neighborhood.

Richard, Danielle, or the truck haven't been seen since and there have been no traces or clues as to their whereabouts.

The couple planned to spend the night at Danielle's house in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The next day, Richard was to come back to his apartment on Snyder Avenue near 16th Street to watch the Daytona 500. No one knows if the couple ever made it to Danielle's house Saturday night.

Richard was 35 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He had an "Angela" tattoo on his left arm and clowns on his right arm. Richard was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and sneakers. Danielle was 5 feet 5 inches tall, 117 pounds, with hazel eyes, fair skin and brown hair. She had a tattoo of flowers on her lower back. She was wearing a black jacket, cream-colored sweater and blue jeans.

"If anyone has any information about my dad,
I just need him back, please. Please."
Angela Petrone, Richard's daughter

Richard worked with his father at Viking Pastries, the family-owned bakery in Ardmore, PA. He moved to South Philadelphia to be near Angela, his 14 year-old daughter. Danielle had a 1 1/2 year old son. Richard and Danielle knew each other since they were 15 and were dating for a year prior to their disappearance.