Episode 15: Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone
In the late night hours of February 19, 2005, Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone left Abeline's Bar on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and vanished, seeminly into thin air. To this day, neither Danielle or Richard have been seen or heard from, and Richard's massive Dodge Dakota pickup truck is just as elusive. Investigators have monitored all of their accounts, checked security camera footage from South Street and from the surrounding Philadelphia bridges connecting the city to New Jersey, where the couple was headed, with absolutely no trace of them. Theories have sprung up over the years, however, there isn't even enough evidence to start ruling possibilities out, so each and every avenue of investigation turns up no leads. The case has left behind only questions: Did Danielle and Richard meet with foul play, and if so, was it targeted or was it random? Did they get into an accident in the truck, and if so, where is it? If they ran away together, how, and why? This episode covers the search, the investigation, and the journey of the two families over the years as no answers have come to light for their loved ones. If you are interested in learning more about this baffling case, all of the source materials are listed below, as well as the contact information for the Philadelphia Citizens Crime Commission, who continue to accept anynomous tips regarding the case. Also be sure to visit the podcast on Instagram @crimebistropodcast if you have a theory of your own to share, and to see some behind the scenes looks at the cases to come!
Philadelphia Citizens Crime Commission Tip Line: 215-546-TIPS