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.