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DNA confirms family found more of victim's bones

Posted April 25, 2009 12:34 p.m. EDT
Updated April 26, 2009 7:40 a.m. EDT

— Wilmington police have confirmed that bones found by family and friends visiting the site where other remains of two women were found last year belong to one of the victims.

Investigators told the Star-News of Wilmington that recent DNA tests matched the arm and other bones that discovered last September to Allison Jackson-Foy, 34, who disappeared nearly three years ago.

Jackson-Foy's sister found the bones when she went to place flowers at the wooded site behind a closed restaurant on Carolina Beach Road where other remains from Jackson-Foy and Angela Rothen, 42, were found in April.

Authorities think the additional bones were buried but surfaced after several storms swept through the area.

Jackson-Foy was last being seen at Junction Billiards Sports Bar at 5216 Carolina Beach Road on July 30, 2006. 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.