Allison Foy was murdered in 2006, stabbed 40 times and thrown carelessly into a shallow ditch off of the 3500 block of Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Lisa Valentino, Foy’s sister, is determined to find justice, no matter how long it takes. It’s been 11 years since her sister, and the other victim, Angela Nobles Rothen, were found together, likely thrown in the ditch by the same person. Yet, the suspect has still not been charged–although strong circumstantial evidence certainly seems to point to one particular person of interest.
Foy visited a local pub, called Junction Pub at the time, on July 30, 2006. When she was ready to leave, a bartender called a cab for her. A few minutes later, a husky man entered the bar and asked if anyone called for a taxi.
Foy followed the cab driver out of the pub and got in his car. Witnesses said it was odd for a cab to arrive minutes after Foy called for a taxi, and even stranger that the cabbie walked into the pub, looking for the caller. It was the last time Foy was seen alive.
Police later determined the cab driver was Timothy Iannone, a felon with a “long criminal history.” Police also determined that Iannone gave his cellphone number out to local bars, restaurants, and pubs and encouraged people to call him if they needed a cab.
“There’s only really been one suspect as far as I’m concerned and that was a cab driver at the time,” Valentino told ABC 3. “He has not been charged but I’m not afraid to say his name. His name has been in the papers. Timothy Iannone.”
Iannone has not been charged in connection with Foy’s death.
Both cases remain unsolved, despite strong circumstantial evidence that seems to point to one particular person of interest.
In this episode of Crime Stories, Nancy Grace talks with Valentino, along with special guest, director of the Cold Case Research Institute in Atlanta, Sheryl McCollum, as they discuss Foy’s case, what happened to her, and why no one has been charged.
[Feature Photo: Family Handout]