Danielle Cretacci (Request #2)

The Riford Family filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1533119-000

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: The Riford Family

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1.) Any and all records mentioning or describing Danielle Cretacci (September 12, 1987 – August 27, 2019).
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Danielle Cretacci has been covered in articles by Luke Moretti, WIVB-TV Buffalo (CBS affiliate) - "Papers found with personal info on road", August 12, 2010 - SEE WIVB NEWS ARTICLE ATTACHMENT ( 2 PAGES)

According to the article: BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - "Top secret personal information was found scattered to the wind. That's right; it happened again. Paperwork containing private financial information was found in the street."

"It's hard enough protecting personal information, but when it's out on the street, for anyone to see, it's impossible. Well, let's just say two young women were very surprised when we showed up at their door. These papers littering the sidewalk on Main Street in Buffalo have Danielle Cretacci pretty upset. Cretacci said, "That's careless right there."

"We tracked down both women using the information on these papers. We even had their cell phone numbers. The papers belong to this Rent-A-Center store on Grant Street in Buffalo. So what are they doing on the sidewalk here on Main Street?"

"Cretacci said, "I'm going to definitely let them know. Probably go a little bit further on this, too. Definitely. That's serious."
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Danielle Cretacci's murder was covered by the media in several articles, including, but not limtited to the following:

https://www.wivb.com/news/crime/buffalo-woman-facing-murder-charges-in-danielle-cretacci-case-pleads-guilty-to-separate-weapons-charge/

https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/district-attorney-gives-update-on-town-of-tonawanda-fatal-shooting/

https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/person-of-interest-identified-in-connection-to-cretacci-murder/

https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/erie-county/tonawanda/police-investigate-possible-shooting-in-town-of-tonawanda/

https://www.wivb.com/news/friends-remember-mother-who-was-shot-and-killed-in-a-tonawanda-home-as-caring-and-thoughtful/

https://www.wivb.com/news/young-mothers-final-posts-gave-no-clue-before-murder/

https://www.wivb.com/news/buffalo-man-in-custody-is-suspect-in-a-tonawanda-homicide/

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/daughters-released-from-hospital-as-probe-into-mothers-slaying-continues/article_7d2f9c4e-5a7f-54b8-910a-a364e7e69b7a.html

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/da-woman-28-directed-2019-murder-robberies-in-tonawanda-buffalo/article_ef8a0b92-25b7-11eb-83f5-cf7c29d01c6e.html

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/second-suspect-identified-in-2019-tonawanda-triple-shooting-that-killed-mother/article_b828ab18-04d8-11eb-82ae-2f7cacdca7b7.html

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/i-can-t-believe-this-friends-mourn-woman-31-killed-in-tonawanda-triple-shooting/article_d326ddfe-5548-5fa3-ba8e-a4359a1a7ac3.html

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/reward-offer-increased-to-25-000-in-danielle-cretacci-murder-investigation/article_359315e3-8cca-519b-8507-66f631b66acc.html

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/second-suspect-identified-in-2019-tonawanda-triple-shooting-that-killed-mother/article_b828ab18-04d8-11eb-82ae-2f7cacdca7b7.html
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I have attached the FBI Seeking Information Poster regarding the murder of Danielle Cretacci.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Joanne Riford

From: The Riford Family

I am checking the status of this FOIL request, submitted on 4/24/2022.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Public Information Officer
FBI - Information Management Division
200 Constitution Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
O: (540) 868-4593
E: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

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From: The Riford Family

Attached is more Danielle Cretacci information for your search of records.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review and determination.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
FBI - Information Management Division
200 Constitution Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
O: (540) 868-4593
E: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

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From: The Riford Family

To whom it may concern:

I am following up on my FOIA request, originally submitted on 4/24/2022.

From: The Riford Family

To whom it may concern:

What track does this FOIA request for Danielle Cretacci records fall into?

Simple OR Complex (medium, large, and extra-large)?

From: The Riford Family

To whom it may concern:

What track does this FOIA request for Danielle Cretacci records fall into?

Simple OR Complex (medium, large, and extra-large)?

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good morning,

Thank you for contacting foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>. Correspondence in response to your request was sent via email on June 13, 2022.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
FBI - Information Management Division
200 Constitution Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
O: (540) 868-4593
E: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

From: The Riford Family

Dear FBI,

The correspondence you state you emailed on June 13, 2022 does not appear on MuckRock. Can you resend? Thanks.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review and determination.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
FBI - Information Management Division
200 Constitution Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
O: (540) 868-4593
E: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

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