A double-murder case in Wilmington has become quite contentious as of late. The remains of two Wilmington women, Allison Jackson Foy and Angela Rothen, were found just over a year ago off Carolina Beach Road. No arrests have been made, and some have questioned the department's timing, when it came to sending out pieces of the victim's clothing for DNA testing. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous was in studio for WWAY’s Ask the Chief, and wanted to set the record straight. “We never worked on the assumption that there would be a DNA test. In fact there's little likelihood that there will be any match in this DNA testing. As for the unnecessary delay, it is important to point out that the state lab would not have accepted any evidence until we had a positive id on the victims. Please remember that every murder case is important. Not just these two. In between October and January of ’08, we solved and closed six other murder investigations. Six other ones; these same detectives including other violent crimes and armed robberies. In addition, these investigators worked on numerous other cases. It's not just like we can focus all our resources on this one case. We have multiple other cases we have to balance at the same time. And lastly, despite what we see on CSI on TV, physical evidence is just one small part of a very intense in depth investigation. Collecting the facts and the evidence in this case never stopped and we will keep collecting facts, the investigation is ongoing. And the second we have enough evidence to arrest someone and charge him, they will be arrested.” A man named Tim Iannone has been on the radar as a possible suspect. The chief says no one has been ruled out.
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