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2015

'Promising' leads in cold case involving disappearance

"We feel this was an orchestrated act," said Christian 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," noting that follow-up interviews with those questioned years ago were likely. Alongside FBI investigators 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.
Read more on NJ.com, February 20, 2015

FBI Makes Announcement Regarding Cold Case In Philadelphia

Matt Rivers has the details from outside the FBI offices in Center City, Philadelphia about a newly formed task force with representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement officers.
From Philly.com, February 19, 2015

Angela Petrone had this locket, holding a photo of her missing father Richard Petrone Jr., placed on her bouquet for her walk down the aisle, from NBCphiladelphia.com

 

FBI takes new look at Philly couple missing 10 years

Investigators say they're following up on promising leads in the case of a couple who vanished from a Philadelphia bar a decade ago. But they're still asking the public for help. The FBI and local law enforcement agencies said Thursday they want to to put the 2005 disappearance of Petrone Jr. and his girlfriend Danielle Imbo back in the public eye and encourage anyone with information about the case to come forward.
Read more on DailyLocal.com, February 19, 2015

Was long-missing couple killed in a murder plot?

"Our interest is to bring resolution to this case and bring closure to the family," FBI supervisory special agent J.J. Klaver told 48 Hours' Crimesider. "There's no reason the whereabouts of two people should remain unknown for ten years." On Thursday, federal, local and state investigators announced the new initiative at a press conference, saying they've generated promising new leads in the past two years and asking the public to come forward with any information.
Read more from CBSnews.com, February 19, 2015

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

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. "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."
Read more from NBCphiladelphia.com, February 19, 2015

10 Years Missing: Agony for Richard Petrone's Family

"My wedding," sighs Angela Petrone McNally. "That day it was really hard to hold back." The void on the 24-year-old woman's wedding day was evident. No dad for the father-daughter dance. No dad to give a speech reminding her new husband to take care of his little girl. No dad to give her away with a walk down the aisle. Angela's father, Richard Petrone Jr., vanished 10 years ago.
Read more from NBCphiladelphia.com, February 19, 2015

 

After 10 Years, Still No Sign of Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo

Where are Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo? For 10 years, it has been a question with no answer for their family, friends and police investigators. Petrone's parents, Richard Sr. and Marge, reflected on the painful anniversary Tuesday. "I lost my son, so I don't know I'll ever have closure, but I do know that I want justice for Richard and Danielle," said Marge Petrone.
Read more from 6ABC.com, 2-10-2015

Richard Petrone Taken: FBI looks at case of couple who disappeared without a trace 10 years ago

"One day, we are going to have justice in this case," Richard Sr. said. In coming weeks, the FBI and law-enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey plan to throw additional resources and man hours at the case again. Investigators hope that after 10 years, new leads will be uncovered or old leads will somehow reveal something new.
Read more from Philly.com, 2-10-2015

Richard Petrone New FBI Task Force Probes Imbo-Petrone Disappearance

Petrone's mom, Marge and his dad, Richard, told CBS 3's Walt Hunter they are holding onto hope that the case will be solved. "Somebody has to pay for this, you can't just kill two people for no reason," Marge Petrone explained, as she held tightly to her husband's hand. "The FBI said it's murder for hire, and we're treating it as murder for hire, that's what I believe it is," explained Richard Petrone.
Read more from Philiadelphia.CBSlocal.com, 2-10-2015

Richard Petrone 10 Years Later: FBI Revisits Cold Case of Missing Couple

A decade after a couple left a South Street bar and disappeared without a trace, officials are now revisiting the case. FBI agents are adding more resources and man hours in the investigation of Danielle Imbo and her boyfriend Richard Petrone, who went missing ten years ago. They are also re-interviewing people in connection to the disappearance.
Read more from NBCphiladelphia.com, 2-10-2015

2014

FBI plans to unveil a digital billboard

Investigators hope bright lights can rekindle the public's memory of Richard and Danielle and help solve the mystery of their disappearance.
Read more from Philly.com

Petrone family seeks closure 9 years after couple vanished

Marge and Richard Petrone, parents of Richard Petrone Jr., are interviewed in their Cherry Hill home on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. "Our eyes won't close until we get justice," said Richard Petrone Jr.'s mother, Marge.
Read more from the Courier Post

2013

Investigators still puzzled over 8-year-old missing persons case
Philly Burbs

Missing since 2005
South Philly Review

Search continues for missing mother, 34, and father, 35
Daily Mail

Eight years later, still no clue in couple's disappearance
Philly.com

FBI Still Seeks Missing Couple With Ardmore Ties, 8 Years Later
Ardmore Patch

Eight Years Later, Officials Still Searching For Clues About Disappearance Of Local Couple
CBS Philly

2009

February 18, 2009, Fox News
Reward In Missing Couple Murder Mystery
Thursday is the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of a couple last seen at a Philadelphia nightclub. Authorities are once again seeking the public's help in finding out what happened to Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr.

February 18, 2009, PhillyBurbs News
Couple missing from Philadelphia for 4 years
Thursday is the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of a couple last seen at a Philadelphia nightclub. Authorities are once again seeking the public's help in finding out what happened to Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr.

February 6, 2008, 6 ABC
Were they murdered for money?
Today, for the first time, the FBI said the evidence seems to suggest someone wanted them dead and paid for the killing. The FBI said that an arrest is not imminent. They did confirm that the investigation has taken them beyond Philadelphia and New Jersey, and into other states.

February 6, 2008, Danielle Camilli, Burlington County Times
Was couple's disappearance murder for hire? "We have continued to actively investigate this case and have taken all tips and run them down to their logical conclusion," FBI Special Agent Jerri Williams said yesterday. "One of the leads has led us to pursue a possible murder-for-hire scenario."

February 6, 2008, FOX 29
Feds Think Couple's Disappearance Was a Hit

February 6, 2008, CBS 3
New Information In Disappearance Of Richard Petrone

February 1, 2008, 6 ABC
New appeal for help finding couple

February 16, 2007
2 Years Later, Area Couple Is Still Missing

February 15, 2007
Without a trace: couple still missing

October 2, 2006
Search Continues for Petrone and Imbo

February 20, 2006
Vigil for Missing Couple

February 19, 2006
Mystery Troubles Families

February 16, 2006
The Lives Left Behind (on the one-year anniversary)

November, 2005

Marge Petrone on Greta van Sustern's "On the Record."

November 19, 2005
Grand Jury Looking Into Their Disappearance

August 28, 2005
FBI Aiding Worldwide Search for Missing Couple

August 28, 2005
Truck wasn't Richard's

August, 2005. Richard Petrone Sr talks to Greta van Sustern

August 19, 2005
Vigil for Missing Couple

August 18, 2005
Not Forgotten: Candlelight Vigil

July 7, 2005
"Everybody is hopeful" at Viking Bakery

June 19, 2005
On Father's Day: Crimefighters: Imbo & Petrone

June 3, 2005
A desperate search for answers

June 3, 2005
Reward boosted for missing couple

May 22, 2005
On boy's birthday, family puts on brave face

May 9, 2005
Growing Reward Fails to Lead to Missing Area Couple

April 23, 2005
Reward Increased in Missing Pair's Disappearance

April 14, 2005
Missed Persons

April 10, 2005
A couple's disappearance continues to baffle
Loved ones search for missing pair

April 9, 2005
What happened to them?

April 7, 2005
Search parties for missing couple

April 6, 2005
Family organizing search party to seek missing couple

March 24, 2005
Pleading and praying

March 23, 2005
One month later, couple still missing
Teen: I need my dad back

March 22, 2005
Missing Area Couple: update
Police think couple that disappeared did not go voluntarily
Still No Sign of Missing Area Couple
Hope is theme of vigil for missing couple
Families Of Missing Couple Plead For Public's Help

March 21, 2005
Vigil For Missing NJ Couple

March 17, 2005
CNN's Anderson Cooper
Local Pair Still Missing: Billboard Ad, Reward to Attract Motorists
Woman's kin, friends nurture hope in prayer
300 attend a Mass for couple

March 16, 2005
Vigil Scheduled For Missing Couple

March 12, 2005
Missing pair to be on '[America's Most] Wanted' tonight

March 10, 2005
Without a trace

March 9, 2005
Reward Offered for Missing Couple

March 8, 2005
Friends Of Missing Couple Speak Out

March 5, 2005
Couple's disappearance leaves families in turmoil

"You feel like you're trapped. Each day is the same.
It's like you're in this awful dream, and you're caught in quicksand."
Richard Petrone Sr.

March 3, 2005
Police have no answers about couple gone missing
Search Continues for Missing Area Couple
Search Under Way for Missing Couple (WNEP)
Search Under Way for Missing Couple (Times Leader)
Search Under Way for Missing Couple (Scranton Times)
Couple Missing for Weeks
Couple Last Seen on South Street

March, 1 2005
Area Couple Disappears
Family in Shock Over Young Mom's Disappearance

Feb 27, 2005
Police Briefs

February 26, 2005
Mount Laurel Police Seek Missing Couple

February 19, 2005
What happened the night they were last seen?
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Jimmy Hartman:
Some days you just pop in my head and I think about how much I miss you.

Julie Wagner:
I always hope one day news will break on what happened. My heart goes out to both families. Sending positive vibes to you all.

Diane Price Meyer:
We are all thinking of you and our prayers continue for Richie and your family. May you have a peaceful holiday season.

Jim Taylor:
Just thinking of Rich today.

Rosemarie Bonavitacola:
I know you are shining down on your family as so many good things are happening.

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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