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August 29, 2016: Richard’s 47th Birthday

Eternity. Always was always would be. Time with no beginning and no end. And we are simply grains of sand. But for a brief flicker we come alive. We matter to some. We play a part in these dreams we call life. The length of time we are here doesn’t matter. It is but an instant. But in that instant lies all that life has for us. All the joy and sorrow, pain and pleasure. All the people we know and love. All the people we helped to create. All the things we do to make to make each day our own. All the little things we did in all the uncounted minutes of our lives. These are the things that count. These are the things that those of us who are still here remember.
Richard Petrone (originally posted August 29, 2013)


February 19, 2016, 11th Year of Richard’s Disappearance

11 Year Mystery: The Disappearance of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone, Jr.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Friday marked 11 years to the day since Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone, Jr. were last seen alive, and the FBI has issued another plea to the public for information. The couple was last seen leaving the South Street bar Abilene in the late evening of February 19, 2005.
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No Sign of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone After 11 Years: couple still missing, FBI not giving up

It was eleven years ago when Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone, Jr. were last seen enjoying a night out on Philadelphia’s South Street. The investigation that followed involved officials from two states and the FBI, but after more than a decade no one has been able to answer the question of what happened to the New Jersey couple. Now on this somber anniversary, investigators are once again asking the public for their help in solving the cold case.
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You may remember me a friend of yours from St Joe’s. My fiance Marie and I visited you in South Philly and met your wife Marge and the baby, Richard Jr. sometime after graduation. Last time we saw each other if memory serves was at your bakery in South Jersey. At the time my family and I were living in Marlton. Woke up yesterday around 3am and for some reason was thinking about you. Rich you were one of the nicest most thoughtful and considerate guys I ever met and for you to be facing such a terrible situation tragedy is just unimaginable. I am praying that someone comes forward to solve this crime and gives you a chance to heal in the near future. Your dear friend Gary.
Gary Marr, March 6

Gone, but never forgotten…Forever in the thoughts and hearts of so many…Richard, watch over your family…Please give them closure in some way…
Alyce Patrone Penna, February 19

Dearest Richard: Woke up today and you were right there in my thoughts. I think of you and I picture you in beautiful surroundings (heavenly like). You are always shining brightly. You are at peace. We all love you and you will be in our hearts forever. Love, Rosemarie
Rosemarie Bonavitacola, February 19

Dearest Marge Rich and Family, On this heartbreaking anniversary my thoughts and prayers are always with you, I pray for closure for you and your family. And that your Dear Sweet Richard warmth surround you always. Always With Love, Cass, Tom, and Matt Fay Xxxooo
Cass Fay, Monday, February 15


FBI Seeking Information to Solve Case: Needs Your Help

 

FBI Seeking Information in Philadelphia Couple’s Disappearance

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the disappearance of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone in 2005. More at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/podcasts/wanted/missing-pennsylvania-couple.mp3/view

Posted by FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the disappearance of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone in 2005.
From the FBI Facebook Page.


FBI Podcast: FBI Asking for Tips

Marge Petrone: Not to know what happened to him—every single day you go to bed with it, you wake up with it. It just gets worse, it just does not get any better.
Vito Roselli: No activity on either cell phone, no bank account activity, pretty much fell off the face of the Earth, along with the pickup truck.
Read the transcript from the FBI’s Podcast Page

FBI Push for Information in 2005 Disappearance of Couple

Investigators have again turned to the public for help as they build on what they describe as new information found in the case of a couple who vanished from a Philadelphia bar a decade ago. The FBI on Wednesday released new electronic billboard messages and a video on its website in an effort to generate leads in the disappearance of Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr.
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New FBI Push To Solve Imbo Petrone Disappearance

Ten years after her son Richard Petrone and his girlfriend Danielle Imbo vanished, along with their pick-up, after leaving a South Street restaurant, the pain for Richard’s mother, Marge, only grows worse.
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