The Philadelphia office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation released the following statement Tuesday:
The FBI, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Division are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo (née October).
The pair was last seen at 11:30 p.m. on February 19, 2005, leaving a bar (formerly Abilene’s Bar) on 4th and South Streets in Philadelphia, in Petrone's 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck.
Investigators have reason to believe that Petrone and Imbo were victims of foul play; neither the couple nor the vehicle have been found.
Richard Petrone was a single parent living in South Philadelphia, and worked full time at his family’s business, Viking’s Pastries, in Ardmore, PA.
Danielle Imbo, who was estranged from her husband, was living in South Jersey with her infant son and was working in the mortgage industry.
On the eighth anniversary of their disappearance, investigators are again asking the public for help in concluding this case. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to call the Philadelphia Citizens Crime Commission Tipline at 215-546-TIPS (215-546-8477).
There is a $50,000 reward for information about the whereabouts of Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo and/or for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.