With 25 billboards, FBI seeks help in disappearance

The FBI continues to investigate the disappearance of Richard Pettrone and Danielle Imbo. They left a South Street bar about 11:30 one night in his pickup in 2005 and have not been seen since.
The FBI continues to investigate the disappearance of Richard Pettrone and Danielle Imbo. They left a South Street bar about 11:30 one night in his pickup in 2005 and have not been seen since.
Posted: February 21, 2014

PHILADELPHIA Nine years ago, Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo left a South Street bar.

The couple hopped into Petrone's Dodge Dakota pickup, the clock ticking toward 11:30 p.m., police said.

Then, they disappeared.

On Wednesday, the anniversary of their disappearance, the FBI made a plea for help in the unsolved case, which investigators believe involved foul play.

The agency has put the faces of Petrone and Imbo on 25 billboards across Philadelphia and South Jersey, hoping someone will come forward with a clue. Authorities have never found Petrone or Imbo since they left the bar, then known as Abilene's, near Fourth Street on Feb. 19, 2005. Petrone's pickup also remains missing. Petrone was 35 and Imbo 34.

Petrone worked at Viking Pastries in Ardmore and lived in South Philadelphia. Imbo lived in South Jersey and had an infant son, along with a job in the mortgage industry. Authorities are offering $50,000 for tips that lead to the person responsible. Tips may be called in to the Citizens' Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.


mboren@phillynews.com

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