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Family continues to search for missing woman

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WILMINGTON -- Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Allison Foy. She went missing last July after visiting a New Hanover County bar. Her sister is reaching out to the community for help.

A picture of Allison Foy has been plastered on local buildings, telephone polls and web sites since her disappearance a year ago.

Lisa Valentino is Foy's sister. She said, "The past year has been extremely difficult. Probably the most difficult time in my life."

Valentino says she's been scouring the area, looking for her sister. Her family hasn't seen or heard from Foy since last July. That's when authorities say Foy went missing, after visiting Junction Pub and Billiards off of Carolina Beach Road.

Police launched an investigation but found nothing. Valentino suspects foul play.

"For 34 years," Valentino said, "anytime she needed help she would pick up the phone and call. She uses the phone constantly and for her not to call me, or her daughters on their birthdays -- it's just not her. I know, in my heart, that something happened."

Blue Line Radio talk show host Tre Benson said, "We're discussing the missing person case of Allison Foy, who disappeared almost a year ago today."

Foy's family is now trying to reach out to the community over the airwaves. Valentino and CUE Center for Missing Persons Director Monica Caison spoke out on Blue Line Radio, hoping to shed some light on Foy's disappearance and ask the public once again to keep an eye out for the missing woman.

Detectives have not had any fresh leads for months, but Valentino says she hopes her relentless search will finally help bring this sister, daughter and young mother home.

"She has two daughters who don't know where she is and it's been very hard on my family and my father especially. We just keep plugging along and hoping for the best, but fearing the worst," Valentino said.

Valentino says she is trying to get in touch with three women from the Raleigh area who detectives say saw Foy the night she went missing.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Allison Foy call the Wilmington Police Department at 343-3600 or the CUE Center for Missing Persons at 232-1687.

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