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Woman missing for 17 months, no leads

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Seventeen months after she went missing, investigators have no new leads in the search for Alison Foy. The Wilmington woman was last seen leaving the junction billiards sports bar off Carolina Beach Road on July 30, 2006. She left in a taxi, but it's unclear what happened to her next. Foy has two young daughters, a five-year-old and a 13-year-old. Her sister says she would never have left her family without an explanation. She thinks her sister was a victim of foul play. Lisa Valentino said, "After 17 months of this and knowing my sister as well as I do, I believe my sister is no longer with us. I believe something happened to her that night and now I'm determined to find out what that is." Anyone with any information regarding the disappearance of Alison Foy is urged to call Wilmington police at 343-3600 or the CUE Center for Missing Persons at 343-1131. There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the whereabouts of Alison Foy.

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Laws concerning the missing

I am curious as to what the laws are concerning the missing that you are talking about. Also, is there a difference between missing children cases and missing adult cases? In the end wouldn't make more sense to rule out any type of foul play on a case first when a person is reported missing? That way if it is discovered that they are not a walk away the case is not cold.

Many of you seem to have an

Many of you seem to have an inside scoop as to the life of this missing person Allison Foy and an inside track into the investigation by the police and what they have done and haven't done. If you all know so much about Ms. Foy's life with all your references to lovers and dealers you must know something about that night and her life in general, so why not come forward with the information you have and maybe this case could be resolved. How do you know what LE has done and not done concerning this case, and why do you assume one way or another? What proof do you have about so called lovers and dealers, and who are you to make such accusations? And, even if those accusations were true they don't help find this missing mother of two! Every missing person deserves to be found! Everyone needs to stop judging and hiding behind anonyomous names and come forward with whatever truth it is you know. The fact remains that in this county a young mother remains missing after 17 months and appears to not be coming back! I agree that someone knows something and that something happened that night! I am amazed that with what you all seem to know you have not asked for the $10,000 reward that is out there according to this report. The truth is that a person is missing from our community and no one seems to know what happened. This person has vanished without a trace that is a scary thought. So, enough second guessing and assumption be brave enough to come forward if you know something. I highly doubt that this young woman just up and walked away without her children and anything else from her life. I hope and pray that a resolution is forth coming for all involved.

Speculation so miguided.

Speculation so miguided. Though I appreciate the interest, here is the deal. A woman went missing from a bar after celebrating her first week at a new job that might help imancipate her from an abusive, violent, drug using husband. Whether she was a homecoming princess or a doctor's wife or someone just doing the best they could to survive is a moot point. She is missing and by all accounts, not returning. The police have refused to upgrade the case to potential foul play, bungled at every turn the investigation based on lies and heresy. Can you really quantify a life? Is one really worth more than another? According to the Wilmington P.D. and much of society the answer is yes. With a tiny bit of investigation you will find that the husband in question has done nothing to find the mother of his child and couldn't care less that she disappeared, that the police department has repeatedly refused to consider foul play, for that might actually cause a heavier work load, though every single bit of fact points to that exact occurence. Someone with information is out there and is too uncaring and too self involved (sociopathic?), perhaps, yes, even frightened to bring in the information needed to allow the family of Allison to have closure. Someone knows what happened, and that someone has to look themselves in the mirror everyday. I wish for all that they never experience the pain of this kind of loss and that those with an opinion, truly investigate the truth before defending the actions in this case.

Speculation so miguided.

Speculation so miguided. Though I appreciate the interest, here is the deal. A woman went missing from a bar after celebrating her first week at a new job that might help imancipate her from an abusive, violent, drug using husband. Whether she was a homecoming princess or a doctor's wife or someone just doing the best they could to survive is a moot point. She is missing and by all indications, unable to return. The police have refused to upgrade the case to potential foul play, bungled at every turn the investigation based on lies and heresy. Can you really quantify a life? Is one really worth more than another? According to the Wilmington P.D. and much of society the answer is yes. With a tiny bit of investigation you will find that the husband in question has done nothing to find the mother of his children and couldn't care less that she disappeared, that the police department has repeatedly refused to consider this a murder investigation, for that might actually cause a heavier work load, though every single bit of fact points to that exact occurence. Someone with information is out there and is too uncaring and too self involved (sociopathic?), perhaps, yes, even frightened to bring in the information needed to allow the family of Allison to have closure. Someone knows what happened, and that someone has to look themselves in the mirror everyday. I wish for all that they never experience the pain of this kind of loss and that those with an opinion, truly investigate the truth before defending the actions in this case.

What da hell was she doing

What da hell was she doing at the junction pub to begin with?? And dood, you watch too much Matlock! Where is he when you need him! You should be a detective yourself with all those questions

How can there be no suspects???

How can a woman just disappear and there not be any suspects? Certainly someone must have killed her so who would have the motive? Unless she had a long list of enemies youwould think the first suspect would be her husband/lover/dealer. If she is married where was her husband the night she disappeared? This is rediculous and I'm sure law enforcement must have absolutely bungled the investigation otherwise what happened? Surely a serial killer isnt stalking some random bar looking for a drunk woman to kill. I mean come on, this was done by someone who was betrayed by her or felt like he was. I would look into her dealer, was he arrested right before she disappeared? Would someone have thought she was a snitch? Did her husband think she was cheating on him? Did she owe someone a lot of money? Did someone give her a ride home that night and he tried to get fresh and she hit him and he hit her back killing her? Who had bruises or scratch marks? You got to think whoever did it had to hide the body. Has someone moved recently? She wasn't dumped along side of the road or someone would have found her by now. This seems planned to me which leads me back to her husband/dealer or lover. Someone who knew her did this.

Guess what, Columbo?

This will shock you, but sometime it can't all be wrapped up in a forty-eight minute episode. Sometimes the pieces don't fall together, and every road turns into a dead end. Do you actually think that law enforcement hasn't examined every single person who came in contact with her, and followed any lead, no matter how small? Do you believe detectives enjoy having that open case file on their desk month after month? I don't know where you live, but there are many, MANY places right here in New Hanover County where a body could be disposed of and never found, or found only years later. This case has been a total tragedy and heartbreaker for everyone involved in it. It is totally irrational and offensive for you to suggest incompetence by the detectives investigating it with absolutely no justification beyond your own pompous presumptions.

First 48 hours are key

The first 48 hours (not minutes) are key in any murder investigation, leads grow cold very quickly after that. I believe this case was originally seen as a walkaway and not as a suspicious disappearance. I would have to agree that the cops seem to have blown this if that is the case. What I do know, and perhaps Mr. Hurtz you need to remember, is that there is an enormous amount of crime being committed in this area. These good detectives you defend are overloaded and speaking from experience working in crisis management, some cases, such as a missing adult mother out at a bar after 2 in the morning on a work night, with two young kids at home and a pile of personal problems filling the file folder makes for a rationale to find "more important" cases to devote what little time you have. After all the case was most likely seen originally as a walkaway like Wilman suggested, which means the busy detectives were giving it time to solve itself. Sort of like the drug agents waiting for all the gangbangers to shoot themselves thus solving the drug problem. And we all know they aren't killing white kids. And to your "but there are many, MANY places right here in New Hanover County where a body could be disposed of and never found, or found only years later." Where exactly is a spot of land in this county that a surveyor or hunter hasn't walked? Colombo you keep at it and don't let some bitter wannabe cop discourage your opinions. I am curious about a drug connection too. "It is totally irrational and offensive for you to suggest incompetence by the detectives investigating it with absolutely no justification beyond your own pompous presumptions." I doubt Mr. Hurtz that you know any more about this case than Mr. Dood and the only "pompous presumptions" I've read are the ones you so loudly shouted. His suggestions are historically legitimate, odds prove him right. Your attacking this person's right to express himself is evidence of the highest form of pomposity. You owe Dood an apology.

Thanks for all that information

"I BELIEVE this case was originally seen as a walkaway...." "...the case was MOST LIKELY seen..." "...IF that is the case." Yeah, you have all the facts! It's a good thing you watch that show about the first forty-eight hours, eh? Exactly how overworked are those detectives going to be if they have to immediately investigate everyone who stays out overnight as a missing person? For every truly missing person, there are thousands who simply "stayed with a friend" or slept one off in their car....but you're faulting detectives because they weren't on the case by sunrise? Do you think the procedures for missing persons are established for a reason? BTW, I'm not sure where you live or how often you get out, but there are heavily wooded and overgrown areas right within the city limits of Wilmington, that no surveyor or hunter has trod upon in our lifetime. Get out of the city and you can find thousands of acres of undeveloped land. The only person walking the two acres behind my house, for example, is me. You will note that unlike you two, nowhere have I tried to GUESS what happened, nowhere did I SPECULATE, nowhere have I tried to pass opinion off as fact regarding this case. I simply said that there are a hundred variables in a case like this, and it is dead wrong to jump on presumed police incompetence as the reason this case hasn't been solved. As I never impinged upon the other poster's (or your) right to post pure speculation with no basis in fact, I have no need to apologize to anyone. Carry on, and thanks for paying this "wanna-be's" pension.

Missing Person Allison Foy

I am curious to know just what those procedures are for Missing Persons, and do they differ for missing adults? You seem to know.

I'm with you--- Dude Fan.

I'm with you--- Dude Fan. I've seen Hurtz post on other sites and I think he has to be one of those "Big Man Cops". I do appreciate what law enforcement does,but I don't worship them.

Maybe she did just run away.

Maybe she did just run away. Maybe she had problems at home, with money, with friends, a job....maybe she just wanted to get away. Don't blame LEO and say the messed up the investigation just because she can't be found. It's possible she doesn't want to be found