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Family discovers more bones at memorial site

Posted September 20, 2008

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— Family and friends visiting the location where skeletal remains of two women were found in April said they found more bones at the site.

Lisa Valentino told the Star-News of Wilmington that she wanted to leave flowers and find closure when she went to the site where the remains of her sister, Allison Jackson-Foy, 34, were found. Instead, she and a friend found bones nearby and called police to come get them.

The remains of Jackson-Foy and those of 42-year-old Angela Nobles Rothen, 42, were found in the wooded area behind a closed restaurant along Carolina Beach Road.

Jackson-Foy disappeared July 30, 2006, after last being seen at Junction Billiards Sports Bar at 5216 Carolina Beach Road. Rothen went missing on June 10, 2007, under similar circumstances.

An autopsy showed that Rothen's neck had been cut, her skull fractured and her body beaten. Wilmington police do not know how Jackson-Foy died; DNA testing confirmed her identity in September.

At first, police refused to connect the cases, but after two sets of female remains were found in the same area, investigators said they are confident one person killed both women.

Earlier this summer, police released a composite sketch and searched searched a home, car, and storage unit belonging to  Timothy Craig Iannone, 47.

Iannone, however, has not been named a suspect, and police have not made any arrests.

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