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To the Petrone family, I am Joebay Faragalli's son. I remember the times when i would work with my dad at the bakery, i would see Rich jr. He always made me feel comfortable. He is a great guy. Our thoughts and , of course, our prayers are with you. We pray that the peace that only Jesus can provide will continue to blanket your family. Always remember, the police and all those involved in the search dont know who did this, but God does.. He doesnt forget.. We pray that a lead will surface soon... LOVE CARLO
Carlo Faragalli, Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Little Richard,rnLast Year on December 7th, I had a holiday party. Your mom's smile lit up the room! She brought all of desserts. She was so happy and talked about you and Danielle with great affection. We hoped you'd show...;-). Then, new years day, I found you at the parade. Your smile lit up the crowd with your Yo Cuz! You handed me your flask and were off to get your daughter.rnrnI am sorry this happened. You were taken from your family to early. But you have the gang with you now. Watch over your family, give them strengh as they face this holiday.rnrncuzin donnarnxo
Cousin Donna, Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Dear Mr. Petrone,rnYou have our heartfelt support this holiday season and in the tough months that follow. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help. I hope you do get your hands on the 'you know what's' before the cops do. Don't give up believing in everything you believed in before this happened or else they'll win. Sincerely, John and Jen
John, Monday, December 19, 2005


I do not know your family but came across this story. I pray for your family. My aunt lives in Pennsauken and in November 2003, her 16 year old daughter (my cousin) was found lying under a bridge by my aunt (her mother). Up until today we don't know what happened to her and who did it. We are at a lost so I can understand your pain. I will pray for your families as well my own own that we will find peace.rnrnMay God Bless You...rn
Tracy M. Thomas, Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Danielle...rnRichard...rnI did not know you existed until today...rnToday, because I just read your story in the Crime Library website. And the Crime Library article made me love you as the persons you are. Not only as a couple... but also as the persons, Danielle and Richard, daughter and son, mother and father, friend and friend...rnI do not know if you are alive or not, if all this is a big and horrible joke... or not. I just feel, down deep inside my heart, that you may no longer be with us, and I hope that the reality of your destiny will finally be revealed and that your families and friends will be at peace... at last.rnI also hope, if you are no longer with us, that the person, or persons, responsible for your too early goodbye, will be visiting hell for eternity.rnThere is no reason, in my mind and in my heart, for two people like you to have be taken away from life so suddenly, without any explanations.rnSo far away, and yet so close.rnWith love,rnCorinna
Corinna Ott Weber, Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Hey Buddy. rnrnI can hear you now, bustin' my chops about the T.O. debacle and Donovan's crying. Then you'll pent it all up and unleash in your glory about how your Bears are now 9-3 and in first place in the NFC North. They're winning the old fashioned way, with a tough as nails defense that pounds a guy into the ground. There's usually a sod of grass on his hat or a smear of blood running down his face, but either way it's grimy and raw, the way we like it to be played. We'd watch Flyers games and talk about Forsberg and the new shootout rule (I know you would love that one). We'd talk about the recent Bruce tour. You'd be so happy to know that Big Rich and I went to two shows together and celebrated you. I am now learning to find new ways to celebrate the joy that you brought into my life. You never had to do too much to get me to laugh. So as I continue in life, between the grieving, I'll remind myself of the things that made you who you are. My to-do list includes: buying an Urlacher Jersey and going to see the Bears play the Packers in Chicago. Then I want to go visit your cousin Stacey and borrow your dog Bizmark for an afternoon of spinning around a tree in a park. I'll also coordinate with some of your friends to do more fun Rich stuff. rnrnYou'll always be in my thoughts bud, especially this Christmas. I'll be sure to visit your family to share in the joy of who you have been and what you have given to them.rnrnYou'll always be a special guy. Thanks Buddy. Talk to you again soon.rnrnTP
Tom P., Thursday, December 8, 2005


Has anyone checked the VIN of their truck on CARFAX in case it was somehow illegaly sold?
dimitri theophano, Friday, December 2, 2005


MAN , I wish I could be with you tonight...Football season is empty without razzing you about your Bears...Praying I see you soon. - 40
Joseph Binstead, Friday, November 25, 2005


I do not know Richard, but this story really baffles me, have the police aggressively combed rivers and bodies of water nearby? They could have possibly ran off the road somewhere. It breaks my heart, I look on the news every night for new info. I hope they keep this story in the spotlight.rnHoping for a safe return Richard.
Beth, Saturday, November 12, 2005


Dear Rich and Marge,rnrnI first heard about Richie's disappearance when I was home in Philly last April for Mindy's mother's unveiling. I was heartsick at the news, and remain heartsick today. I keep a picture of you, Marge, with Angela from the newspaper on my desk at work and so think of you all every day.rnrnI remember his adorable 15 year-old face at Viking on Walnut Street, which is when last I saw him. What a beautiful boy he was. I think back often and with great affection to the days I worked for you. Your kindnesses were many and I had such fun working with you both and with your whole family. Know that I am grieving and praying along with you from here in California.rnrnTo his safe return...rnrnSincerely,rnrnPamrnrn
Pam Postrel, Wednesday, November 9, 2005


Richard & Marge:rnrnI was a friend of yours, oh so many years ago. I remember Richard, Jr. as a small child, his parent's pride and joy. A wonderful child. Happy in the apartment behind your dad's optician shop. rnrnAs sometimes happens, given life's divergent paths, we drifted apart. But I have always included you and your family as friends in my heart.rnrnMy prayers are with you, that you may get through this ordeal , and that Richard and Danielle will be returned to you, alive and healthy.rnrnYour old and long distant friend,rnrnJoe LaCerra
Joseph LaCerra, Monday, November 7, 2005


I have been following this story form day 1 and feel the frustration of having no answers. I have asked my family who work in Philly to put up posters. I do not know Danielle or richard, but believe they are beautiful people and are so loved by many!!!! Your in my prayers! I will continue to bring attention to this case until they are brought home.
Elizabeth, Friday, October 21, 2005


Mr. and Mrs. Petrone my thoughts and prayers are with you. I played hockey with Rich at Eustace and with the Gladiators. We had a pretty good line when I was a senior in 1986 with Rich at center. I have been out of NJ for 15 years but have been following this site closely. All the best.
Steve, Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Tonight I am filled with a rage so deep and an anger so hot that I want to scream at the heavens WHY...WHY...Why did this happen to two such beautiful people ? What vile creatures committed such evil upon such decency ? I want to wrap my hands around their throats and squeeze the pitiful life from them. These creatures of darkness should know one thing for sure... once the lie is told and the deed is done it can never be untold or undone but ripples and multiplies through time until it strikes the awesome majesty of truth. The perpetrators of this evil must necessarily live in constant fear every minute of their wretched lives while the hammer of truth pounds away at them every day with a momentum they cannot imagine. The truth, embodied in the FBI is merciless, unrelenting, and inevitable. So while I may have moments when my spirit weakens I still know with my whole heart that time and the FBI are on our side and that ultimately the truth will prevail and we will never cease our quest for justice.
richard petrone, Saturday, October 15, 2005


Rich,rnrnEvery day is as hard as the last. I try to think that it will be easier as time passes, but it never is. You're not here. I went to see Pearl Jam tonight. I would have normally gone with you to see this show. You would have had so much to say about it. I know you would have loved it. I thought about you throughout the night. It definitely wasn't the same. Nothing will ever be the same without you around.. Life's experiences were so much more rewarding when you were involed in them in some way. It's all so different now. I never will forget what it was like to be your friend. This time of year we'd always have so much to talk about. You'll never be gone from my thoughts. As long as I exist, you will be in my heart and in my mind. No one can ever take that away from us. I wish you well, buddy. talk to you again soon.rnrnTP
Tom P, Monday, October 3, 2005


To: The Petrone FamilyrnrnrnWe sincerely feel your pain, because we have known Little Richard all of our lives.rnWe watched him grow into a Fine Young Man, Son, Grandson & Father.rnHis Aunt Lisa is one of my Best and Dearest friends; and his Mom & Dad arerntruly wonderful, kind & caring people. rnThey should not have to go through something like this.rnOur hearts goes out to all of you during this very difficult time.rnRichard is in our thoughts and prayers every single day, as we await his safe return.rnIf there is anything that we can do, we are always here for you.rnTake care and God Bless All of You.rn
Lori D'Alessandro, Wednesday, August 31, 2005


may the wings of our families angels;grandpop petrone, and sonsini, grandmoms petrone and sonsini, uncle dennis, aunt maria, and aunt lil, wrap their wings tightly around you, wherever you may be, keep you safe, secure, and at peace.I wish this today and every day. Please, I ask these angels to protect my brother, sister-in-law and nieces hearts, give them strength, and give strength to the police, fbi, and all of the investigators in locating my nephew and bringing closure to my devastated family....I miss aunt lisa
aunt lisa, Sunday, August 28, 2005


I just wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with the family. I knew Richie from our days at Bishop Eustace Prep and have been following the story since the news broke. My heart goes out to his family and his daughter.
Rochelle (Merino) Sims, Sunday, August 28, 2005


My name is Rita Lannutti and I am a friend of Richard Petrones family, and a close friend of Richards Aunt Linda. I have known the Petrone family for a very long time, and they are a caring, loving, and beautiful family. This family does not deserve for something like this to happen to them. My heart goes out to all of you, and my prayers and thoughts are with you every day. If there is anything that I can do, I am always here fo you.
Rita Lannutti, Sunday, August 28, 2005


I am a close friend of the family and sincerely feel their pain. The birthday message I read was very touching I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers ALWAYS! Love Lisa xoxoxo
Lisa Bonavitacola, Friday, August 26, 2005


I have followed this case in the news and papers and my heart and prayers go out to you all during this period,hopefully they are in GODS hands and he will deliver them back safe to their loved ones .God please help them
George Restivo, Sunday, August 21, 2005


Lance,rnrnGreat job on all the coverage and the support. You are very gifted and the world and Petrone family is blessed to have you. Thanks to your wonderful wife as well.rnrndmv
Donna V, Saturday, August 20, 2005


I love you guys. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
mair, Thursday, July 28, 2005


I dont know Richard but i am friends with his sister Alisa. My heart goes out to both families.I pray richard and danielle return home.
Stefanie, Thursday, June 30, 2005


I met Richard and his sister Christine through mutual friends many years ago when we where teenagers. There was a group of us that were friends for years. I have not seen Richard for about 15 years, but as soon as I saw the story on the news, I knew it was him. My prayers are with the family for the safe return of Richard and Danielle. God Bless, rnrnCheryl (Cristinzio) Evans
Cheryl Evans, Tuesday, June 14, 2005


My heart goes out to both families. You are in my prayers. As much time as I spend on the road, I keep a vigilant search.rnATPGO
joe vandy, Saturday, May 28, 2005


Although I am not in PA to help with the search efforts I do pray the Lord leads you to you destination, that he holds your hands and give you the strength and encouragement to go on another day knowing you will find your loved ones. God Bless you. Stay strong!
Daniele Berzin, Monday, May 9, 2005


I learned about Richard and Danielle being missing from watching the news when I saw an old friend of mine telling their story. I watch the news, and go to both sites daily for any updates. I pray for their return, and hope it is a safe one.
Nicole A. Bashwinger, Thursday, May 5, 2005


I had read in the TRIBUTES TO RICHARD....rnHis friend Tom wrote about him.rnThat was so wonderful. It brought tears to my eyes. Not to mention this whole thing always brings tears to my eyes, lump to my throat and etc.....rnAnd the video is great!!!!!rnI pray everyday for Richie and Danielle and some peace.rn
Tina, Tuesday, April 26, 2005


i knew rich but not that good but it still makes me sick that we can not find them.he was very close friends of the family. they are in my prayers every night. i hope we find them soon!rn sincerelyrn amanda sheridan
amanda, Friday, April 22, 2005


Hi, I saw a post on a message board, a gal had MISSING: and the web site. I am from Kansas City, Missouri and have not heard about this tragedy. But, I have been reading the info from top to bottom. I lost a dear cousin at a young age, I know how hard it is on families. I will keep Danielle and richard in my prayers! rnNickole rn
Nickole, Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Angela, I think about you every day and pray that your dad (& danielle) are found. Please remember if there is anything you need, give us a call... even if its just to come down for the day to be with the kids and help take your mind off things... you are always welcomed.. We love you very much Ang and are thinking of you constantly. Love, Aunt Cathy and Uncle Tony
Cathy, Thursday, April 14, 2005


I do not know Richard or Danielle. I live in Texas and read about this tragedy on I just want to say that my prayers go out to Richard, Danielle and their friends and family. I am following this and doing what I can from Texas to help...
Laura Stark, Wednesday, April 13, 2005


My dearest Richard, I wish you could know how many people love you. What a tribute to you and Danielle. Your family misses you desperately -- we all miss you. I am not big on sharing my feelings at a time like this but we are all at a loss as to where you are. Every day that goes by adds to the pain. Just want you to know that we love you and miss you. rnLove, Aunt Roe and Justin
Rosemarie, Tuesday, April 12, 2005


My sister and I have known Rich for sister Cindy went to school with Rich and Christine and was good friends with them...I played Ice Hockey with and against him(I went to Cherry Hill East). I would like to join in the search and will do anything needed of me. Please e-mail me and let me know what you need.rnrnif any information I gather lead to the finding of Rich and Danielle I do not want the reward....I am doing this out of friendship to Rich and his family. May god bless them and bring them home safely.
Anthony Ferrara, Jr., Monday, April 11, 2005


I know Rich from both grade school and high school. I have been following this story via the internet for the past 6 weeks, as I now live in Biloxi, MS. I have always considered Rich a friend, and I am praying for him and Danielle, and my heart goes out to both families.rnrn
Lou Papa, Monday, April 11, 2005


Learned of this tragic story from a Buffalo, NY newspaper and then went online to understand navigating the links of Internet use. Currently a novice on this computer system. Hope for all with a fast conclusion to this matter. The musical tributes are over whelming with tears on my cheeks. From another person who is a RICHARD also !
Richard, Sunday, April 3, 2005


Prayers are with you, I hope both Danielle and Richard are found soon.
Amy, Saturday, April 2, 2005


My thoughts and prayers (every night) are for Rich and Danielle, and both of their extended families. Angela-- I think of you every day, and hope you are okay... little Tony wishes you well too....
Lori, Wednesday, March 30, 2005


On this holiday, my thoughts and prayers are with this beautiful couple and my hope is for their safe return home to their children and faimiles. May God watch over you.
Jennifer Bushnik, Saturday, March 26, 2005


My prayers are with you at all times, i wish for your safe recovery.
Theresa, Friday, March 25, 2005


I am 35 yrs old, born/raised in Philadelphia. I recently moved to Florida and just read the story of your loved ones on the net. I pray to the Great Lord Jesus for their safe return. I have also forwarded this story to my Pastor and Church in Philadelphia. God Bless You All.
Rita Rodriguez, Thursday, March 24, 2005


As a Christian, and a mom, my heart goes out to both families. I will share this with my church prayer group and we will keep on the lookout, even though we are all the way out here in rural Montana. I am just one of millions who has heard about this on the internet and is praying for Richard, Danielle, and the families. God Bless.
Donna Gianolla, Thursday, March 24, 2005


I am praying hard every day for the safe return of these two wonderful people. I have known Danielle since she was 6 years old and Richard since he was 14 and my heart breaks to see the torment that their families are going through.
Missy R., Wednesday, March 23, 2005


MICHELLE, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


My prayers are with the couple, their families and their friends. I am on the West Coast but will pass on the information to my East Coast circle. May God speed their journey back home.
Ross Sutton, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


RUTHANN PALMER, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


JOANNA, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


Read about the disappearance and immediately thought about the possibility that the couple ran off a bridge or an abuttment landing them in some kind of waterway and buried below. Has this been explored ?
Jack, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


My family is a long time customer of the Viking Bakery and we pray for the safe return of Danielle and Richard. Ted Rauch Rosemont, PA
ted rauch, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I just want to send out my thoughts and prayers for both families. I do not know Richard or Danielle but have been through what these families are going thru. My prayers will be with you though while you are going thru this difficult time in your life and I hope that everything ends well. Crystal
Crystal, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I suggest you contact this lady to see if she can help. She work for the police with missing persons. I pray for the families. Her name is Laurie McQuaryrnrn15800 Boones Ferry Road, Suite C-205rnLake Oswego, OR 97035rnVoice (503) 636-1832rnFax(503) 636-1093rn
Carol, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I am very sorry to all the members of both families. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. May God be with you and give you all strength that is needed to endure such stressful circumstances. God bless the children of Richard and Danielle, may your parents return home soon safely.
Diane, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I do not know Richard or Danielle but I pray for them and their families every night. Stay positive and God Bless.
Danielle Garcia, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I do not know Richard or Danielle, I read about this on AOL news, but my prayers are with them, their family, and friends for a safe return.
Rowena, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I do not know Richard and Danielle I just saw this article online. My thoughts and prayers are with both of the families & I will pray for the both of them to come home safely...
Julie, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I do not know Richard or Danielle but I saw this story on my local news (Nashville, TN) this afternoon...It makes me sick to my stomach to hear this horrible news...I cannot imagine the sadness that her little boy and his daughter are sure to experience for the rest of their lives are they not found....I wish there was something I could do to help in such a terrible hopeless situation...I cannot fathom what it would be like if a loved one were to simply vanish...I am truly sorry for their friends and family and hope that they may find some peace very soon...Asia Payne - Nashville, TN
Asia Payne, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


It has been many years since I have seen Richie or Danielle but we had alot of great times together. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to both families as my family and I are praying for their safe returm home.rn
Lori Faer-Downing, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


Angela, this is from all of us from WV, we all love you and hope that your dad is alright. Were all praying for you and your family. Please give me a call ..
Jess Rothstein, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


It has been many years since I have seen Richie or Danielle but we had alot of great times together. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to both families as my family and I are praying for their safe returm home.rnLori Faer
Lori Faer-Downing, Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I am so sorry to hear about this I pray for your families every night I have sent this to every contact in me address book.... Keep up the faith rnrnMy prayers are with you!
Staci Shoenberger, Tuesday, March 22, 2005


I am praying for both of you and your families!!!!!!Please be somewhere safe!!! Rich is a great person always happy!!! Dannielle was always smiling!!!! Love you Both, Dana DeMone
Dana DeMone, Monday, March 21, 2005


I worked with Danielle about 5 yrs ago. I feel terrible about what is happening. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.rnRikki Hamby
rikki, Friday, March 18, 2005


To the Petrone & Imbo/Ottobre family,rnI am so saddened by this horrific news. I knew both Richard and Christine as well as Danielle from high school. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.rnrnTracy Wahler (Batt)
Tracy Wahler (Batt), Tuesday, March 15, 2005


I have not seen Rich or Danielle in a lot of years. I know Danielle from Cherry Hill East and Rich from Christine and hanging out at the teen dance club California East. My heart goes out to both families and I am praying for a safe return.
Suzanne Forman, Tuesday, March 15, 2005


To the Petrone & Imbo family,rnMy thoughts and prayers are with you. I live only a few blocks away from Richard. I will also ask around the neighborhood. May God bless you.
Sonya H. (S. Philly), Monday, March 14, 2005


To all of the Petrone family,rnMy thoughts and prayers are with all of you every day. I try to talk to different people to see if anyone has any different info on the situaton. Richard is a great person and it breaks my heart everytime I think about this unknown. My heart goes out to you Marge (from a moms perspective) and his daughter. Please, know that there are many people(more than you would think) that are trying everyday to find an answer to this horrific disappearance. May you be blessed with peace of mind quickly! All my love, Trudy
Trudy Morgan(Brandt), Friday, March 11, 2005