Christopher J. Benedetto
Missing since November 11, 1998 from Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Christopher Benedetto and his wife Janette Piro lived on Singer Island in Riviera Beach. Benedetto and Piro were last seen or heard from on November 11, 1998.
Piro's body was later discovered stuffed into a small freezer in her garage at 1160 Dolphin Drive on Singer Island, on November 23, 1998. Benedetto's body was never found.
Benedetto is a retired New York City policeman. When Piro's body was found, Benedetto's wallet, cell phone and medication were found at the home and no money had been withdrawn from the couple's financial accounts. But more than $100,000 in diamond jewelry was stolen from the couple's home.
Benedetto was last seen going on a fishing trip with brother-in-law Michael Koblan. Witnesses later told police Koblan returned alone on Benedetto's fishing boat after the trip.
Michael A. Koblan, Jr., was convicted in 2005 on all counts of the Indictment in connection with the November 1998 murders of Christopher Benedetto and Janette Piro.
Investigators Riviera Beach Police Department
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Riviera Beach Police Department
Agency Case Number: 983230132
The Florida Times-Union
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