Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Christopher Benedetto and his wife, Janette Piro, were scheduled to attend a dinner date in 1998 but disappeared from their Singer Island home. Twelve days later, Piro's body was found in a garage freezer. When the couple was first reported missing, friends found Benedetto's fishing boat with a motor still running. His wallet, cell phone and pain pills were at home.
In March 2005, Michael A. Koblan, Jr. was convicted of the murder of Piro and Benedetto. He was a relative of the couple, and owed them about $100,000. Federal authorities believe Koblan killed Benedetto on a boat and dumped his body in the ocean. Benedetto has not been found.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Riviera Beach Police Department
United States Department of Justice
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
St. Augustine News