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10 Years Later: FBI Revisits Cold Case of Missing Couple

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    A decade old cold case is being revisited again. The FBI is taking another look at the case involving a Philadelphia couple who disappeared without a trace. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015)

    A decade after a couple left a South Street bar and disappeared without a trace, officials are now revisiting the case.

    FBI agents are adding more resources and man hours in the investigation of Danielle Imbo and her boyfriend Richard Petrone, who went missing ten years ago. They are also re-interviewing people in connection to the disappearance.

    Imbo, of Mount Laurel, and Petrone, who lived in Philadelphia, were last seen leaving the now-defunct Abilene’s bar on Philadelphia's South Street on Feb. 19, 2005. Petrone's Dodge Dakota pickup truck was never found and the couple's cellphones, bank accounts and credit cards weren't used after their disappearance.

    Imbo was 34 and Petrone was 35 at the time they went missing – each left behind children.

    Officials believe the two may have been the victims of a murder-for-hire plot, but will not say why.

    On the fourth anniversary of their disappearance, FBI agent J.J. Klaver explained why they won’t rest until they get answers -- even if the couple has been declared dead.

    “When it comes to murder, we don’t give up,” Klaver said.

    The Philadelphia Daily News reports a $50,000 reward is being offered for information about the couple's whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call either the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Citizens Crime Commission tipline at 877-345-TIPS or 215-546-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.